Ascend by Amanda Hocking



Title: Ascend

Author: Amanda Hocking

Series Status: 3rd book in the Trylle Trilogy

# of pages: 295

My rating: 3/5 stars



From Goodreads

* This is not the first book in the series so the synopsis may contain spoilers *

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.


I’m sad to say that I was disappointed by this final book. I was expecting an action packed story that helped closed the story well but instead it was drawn out for a little too long.

One positive is that I really enjoyed the characters by the last book. With the last two installments the characters were slightly more annoying but by this last book I was definitely more connected to them all and it definitely had me invested.

There isn’t much I can say about why I didn’t like this book without spoiling things but I will say that there is a love triangle that forms around book two and it is definitely amplified more in this final story and it was really annoying. I was expecting the romance to become a minor part of the story but instead this final book made it the main focus. This was really bothersome since it overshadowed other things that were really important to the story.

Then there is the plot which was just as slow as the second book and created an amazing buildup for the ending. The ending was less than satisfactory for me though as I ended up feeling like the lead up almost overhyped the story instead of bringing the story to a close.

Overall the story had me interested but did have some problems that I could not overlook.

3 stars


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