Thursday, 9 August 2012

{Book Review} Ascend by Amanda Hocking

Ascend by Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle Trilogy #3
Paperback, 326 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?

The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 

Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.

My Opinion:
I've enjoyed reading Switched and Torn by Amanda Hocking so there's no reason not to read the last book in the trilogy. I enjoyed it too and that is not a surprise since Amanda's style of writing is easy to follow.

The ending is good! Though no matter how hard I wished, she did not end up with the guy I thought would be best for her. Wendy went through a lot to end the war with Oren and you'll be feeling what Wendy felt when something really bad happened during the battle. However, I feel that Elora's character changed drastically. She's suddenly very motherly towards Wendy but that may be because Elora was sick. I love the bonus short story the best! It's so adorable and is a fitting conclusion to the whole series.


  • “Princess." He smiled up at me, but it was weak. "If i'd known that this is what it would take to get you to hold me, I would've collapsed a long time ago.” 
  • “Everything’s not exactly the way it seems ” I said.
    “It seemed like you had your tongue down his throat ” Finn glared at us both. 
    “Well then everything is exactly as it seems ” Loki said glibly.
  • “I predict a long reign ahead of you. Years of being referred to as Your Majesty, Your Grace, Your Excellence, My Liege, My Queen, My Lovely.” 
    “I don’t think that last one is a formal title,” I said. 
    “It should be.” 

About the author: Amanda Hocking


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