Book View: Ascend

Book View: AscendAscend by Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle Trilogy #3
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 24th 2012
Pages: 336

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.

Reviews: Switched / Torn
* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series.

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Short and Sweet:
Switched and Torn, the first two books of the series, grew on me like I never expected. When I finished the last page of Torn, I was in complete agony. I needed Ascend ASAP.

It is always bittersweet when you get to the last book of a series. That last book can sometimes make or break that series. Ascend definitely fell into the former category. After three books, these characters have really grown on me, and it is sad to see them go. But Hocking lets the book go out with a bang. All loose ends are tied up either by the end of the book, or in the extra scenes at the end. Normally, I skip over book add-ins, but these are not to be missing. Think of them less as extras and more as epilogues. 

Final Verdict:
Ascend was the icing on the cake of this series. Although, I predicted most of it, I was happy with how things ended. The only true complaint I had was the final battle. For all the build-up throughout the books, it was rather anticlimactic.

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