Ascend by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Released Date: April 24, 2012
Paperback: 326 Pages
Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you’ll never guess how it ends!
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.
Although this book annoyed me a bit, I have still rated it a 5/5 because it was a really good book.
What annoyed me in this book was the relationship that Wendy chose. I really did not like the guy ever since he showed up in the second book. The things he does really annoys me, but that does not ruin too much of how much I enjoyed this book.
My favorite part of the book was how grown up Wendy is and the decisions she have made, which makes her seem so much stronger when she first appeared in Switched. She has grown so much and I liked her more and more throughout each book. The plan towards the end of the book just makes me see how strong Wendy can be and how well she is able to rule a place where she didn’t grow up in, but only lived there for such a short period of time. She has so much strength in ruling if her mother passes away. You can already see through her actions that she will become a great queen.
From a regular “person,” to knowing she is a troll, it really surprises me how well the book flows. In addition to knowing that she is a troll, she is the princess of Trylle who will become queen, she makes it so difficult to not wanting to be a princess or a queen. However, that all changes when her real mother, the Queen, shares with her a side that Wendy did not know about her.
I think this series ended fairly well and if there is some spin-off to this series, I might just want to drop my current reads for it. Words cannot explain how much I have enjoyed Ascend and the Trylle series!
Thank you for the opportunity to be able to read the Trylle series!