Thursday, 31 May 2012

Ascend to a Better Review!

Ascend
   by Amanda Hocking

Wide Eyed - 4/5

First, a quick summary from Goodreads:
"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."
The finale book in the Trylle trilogy was ten times more intense then  the first two! I definitely liked this one A LOT more than the other ones.


Wendy finally took control of her life, she was a formidable Queen who wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty if it meant keeping them safe, and she just KICKED ASS in the last book. 


And might I add, Team Loki! Yay! I've been on his side ever since I finished the short story about him in book one. ;)


So. There was also a war in this book. And yes, there were casualties. But these casualties didn't make me sad in anyway. All of the people who were lost due to the war were either better off dead, or weren't even given a name. For me, the war felt too clean that way. This is the only thing that's holding me back from giving Ascend a Starry Eyed review.


If you haven't read the finale to the series yet - I can tell you right now that it's totally worth it. I loved watching Wendy kick-ass in this book along with watching her relationships develop with the other characters. I felt like in this book we finally got to see who everyone really was. A great finish to a pretty great series. :)


Short Story: Ever After
In this twenty-pages short story, we get to see how everyone's doing after the Vittra-Trylle war about a year after it's occurrence. And while things may not be perfect, you can easily see how much more happy everyone is to not having to look over there shoulder ever other minute. I was a sweet way to end the series, a nice closing so that we're not all left wondering what had happened to everyone.


TBR Count: 43

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