Billow by Emma Raveling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Billow the second installment in the Ondine Quartet returns with Kendra six months into her new life in Haverleau. Kendra is not the same person she was, and has grown with both her Virtue and within her new role as a Chevalier trainee. Struggling to maintain control of her new strength as well as working to get through her own wall created through a lifetime of pain. She battles the shadow, has accepted the prophecy and is struggling to fulfill her role and maintain her friendships. Fear is the hardest thing to overcome when it's not yourself your worried about and trying to save everyone could very well be the death of Kendra.
With each novel in this saga, Kendra is become a stronger character, and like an onion Emma Raveling slowly peels each layer throughout this story until you feel like you can truly see the strength and pain of Kendra as a character. Her relationships in this book are put to the test and it's her own struggles that make them the most difficult. With grief, guilt and anger clouding her judgement she is pushing away all the people who care about her. This rings so true for real life as well and to have it written in such a beautiful way through a character like Kendra is awe inspiring. I geniunely enjoy this series and will continue to read as long as Emma writes about Kendra.
This book is a continuation, reading it out of order would lessen the experience. So if you decide to read it, start with Whirl first.
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