Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Review: Ascend by Amanda Hocking

“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.”
In the final installment of the Trylle trilogy, Wendy is forced to rule the Trylle while her mother is incapacitated. Even though she isn’t technically the queen yet, she still has to take on all the responsibilities that go with the title. This includes dealing with an impending war with the Vittra. It’s no wonder that she believes that, in order to make it all stop, she has to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her people. But can she do it? More importantly, will it be enough to stop the Vittra from waging war on the Trylle? Ascend ties up all of the loose ends of the Trylle trilogy in a way that readers will never expect. It’s a book that is completely impossible to put down. 

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There aren’t many books that I purchase the day that they are released, but I really couldn’t wait to read Ascend. And it was so good that I finished it the very same day. I loved that it was so fast-paced and entertaining. But I especially loved that nothing in the entire story was predictable. Thanks to that, I was never bored while reading it. The plot-twists throughout the entire novel kept me guessing until the very end. And even the ending was satisfying, too. I was sad that it had to end at all, but I also felt like it was a fitting ending for the series. If you haven’t read this series, you’re definitely missing out on a good read. For those of you who have read the rest of the Trylle trilogy, you should really pick up Ascend. You won’t regret your decision, that I can promise you.

Amanda Hocking is the USA Today bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. After selling more than a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. She lives in Minnesota, where she’s at work on her next book. Visit her at or

1 comment:

Kim said...

Thanks for the review! I saw the cover of this book a while ago and it appealed to me (I can't help it if a books cover is pretty... "/) and made me look it up. It's definitely on my to-read list but after hearing your review I just might buy it sooner than later :p

- Kim (xokimreads)