Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REVIEW: ASCEND BY AMANDA HOCKING.

Title: Ascend
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle #3
Edition: Paperback
Publication: April 24, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Bought from National Bookstore
Pages: 326
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

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.
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* SPOILERY REVIEW *

This is the last book in the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking. I was really thrilled to get it because I couldn't get enough of Finn. However, there's this very huge twirl of events in this last book that I didn't anticipate like:
  • how Wendy fell in love with Loki. Yes, Wendy got a point. Finn did nothing to fight for her which was very annoying.
  • how Elora all of a sudden showed love for Wendy when she's about to die.
  • how Wendy showed infidelity in this book which I think is not suitable for kids (she just followed her heart I know).
  • how easy it was for Wendy to defeat her dad, I mean they've been researching on how to kill the King of the Vittra and they couldn't find anything. She didn't even struggle. Then when they started fighting and something triggered her emotions, she defeated a very powerful king just like that.
Well, I think the author was very straight to the point. Drama was less which I think cool but I wish the war between Trylle and Vittra could've been a bit action oriented not just like what happened. You wouldn't feel that the characters have done something to win. I couldn't even consider it a war though the book says it is ongoing for centuries, in the story, you would only feel like it happened for five minutes. Well, all in all, I was satisfied with the trilogy because for the first time, this didn't include vampires plus the consistency is good.


"I don't want only one night. I want all the nights. I want all of you, forever."

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