The first time I ever read anything by Emma Raveling was while she was just at the beginning stages of her Ondine Quartet series (pretty sure it was book 1). Little did I know, Ondine Quartet would become one of my all time favorite series. You know, the ones where no matter what you’ll always come back to and re-read because the story is just that amazing! When Ondine Quartet ended, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was a wreck, an emotional hot mess…you name it, that was me.
When Emma decided to delve into something that didn’t hinge on YA fantasy dare I say…I was slightly skeptical.
Everything that I have known about Emma’s writing has been filled with fantasy. There was always some sort of magical element that held you in suspense.
Let me tell you, I had nothing to worry about.
Breaking Measures is one of those books that sucks you in and doesn’t want to let you out. Such brilliant writing from beginning to end. The magic was there, hidden beneath the suspenseful and amazingly intricate story line. Everything about Breaking Measures was in such perfect detail, with poor Leila and the life that she knew being ripped away from her and watching her stumble and find the courage to do what needs to be done. Quite honestly just the sheer amount of betrayal in this novella was staggering.
A Woven Silence is up next for Emma, and I can’t wait. I loved every second of Breaking Measures.
**Confession Time: I horded all my weekly emails from Emma that contained the chapters for Breaking Measures. I knew after I read the first chapter that there was NO FREAKING WAY I was going to be able to wait a whole week for another chapter…or in some cases only a half of a chapter! So this review probably should have been out a few days ago, but I was too busy trying to get my child to sit down for longer than 5 minutes so Mommy could read!**