Book Review: Ascend by Amanda Hocking.


Title: Ascend
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin.

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The 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.

The Review:
Ascend is the last in the Trylle trilogy, and never again will I be drawn in by a pretty cover. I’ll listen to the majority of the reviews. Wendy is still flat, moody and constantly whining about everything. She’s also added a couple more tricks to her vile resume: cheating on her spouse and not caring about anything other than the third man who’s vying for her attention. This book is rushed, with everything being tied up in a pretty bow at the end. And I do mean everything. All the loose ends, every possible story-line, and every character gets a happy ending. Well, the characters that you’re supposed to like get a happy ending. There are battles, which are poorly written and have unrealistic outcomes. I just wish this series were better. I know there are a lot of people out there who like it, but I just can’t get behind it. It pushes a lot of my DNF buttons, but I can’t not finish a book, it drives me crazy.

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