Book Review: Ascend

Ascend (Trylle #3)Image
Amanda Hocking
YA Paranormal Romance
-This review will contain some spoilers-you have been warned : )



                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 fore 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 the 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.


_____Book Review____

                so long selfish Wendy, hello complete badass. Her character development finally and obviously comes to a head in this book and she matures into a fantastic ruler and young woman, as her mother falls ill and her world crumbles around her. She clings to what she can and does what she has to.
                Wendy Marries and divorces Trove, becomes Queen, defeats the king, falls in love for real and discovers what to means to sacrifice everything to save everyone.
                So if you’ve read the book (If you haven’t stop here…well you probably shouldn’t have read anything before either…HA!) you know that Wendy ends up choosing Loki. So many complaints! I don’t understand why it makes sense (Also why are people complaining she didn’t stay married to Trove? He’s gay) that she would end up with Loki, he fights for her. Actually fights for her, whereas Finn just accepts life for what it is and for what he is and does not even try or attempt to change it.
                I thought the rest of the development went well and was good, well written and thought out. I really enjoyed it a whole lot. I am pretty sad that this has come to end (Though had a bonus story at the end of the book which was so cute! So I had an extra bit of fun) but I was really happy that there was a happy ending for everyone.
                I actually really, really, recommend this series! I know there are a lot of mixed reviews out there, and I know it’s not overly original but there is just something about this characters that draw you too them and they get under your skin. You find yourself up way past midnight when you really should be asleep reading because you need and want to find out what happens to them so badly. You want to know who Wendy ends up with, who lives, what the ending is, if Elora is as mean as she seems. You crave them like…like… air? Like… cupcakes? I don’t know like something that you like and you become so invested into their lives that you just want everyone to be happy. Except for that Nasty old King anyways.
                Thought this one was very bittersweet, very gripping and definitely addicting. The ending was predictable but I certainly wasn’t reading these books because I wasn’t something that was going to end badly, I read these books because I knew they would be hopeful and that my favorite characters in the story would have a chance to become something more than we originally were told they were.
                Hands down one of the best series I’ve read in a while, one of the best endings and one of the most likely to leave you feeling happy. At least that’s how I felt.
                Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend, a beautiful February and looking forward to a beautiful March and hopefully my book reading slump will end a.s.a.p. which I will talk to you about tomorrow! ❤


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