Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ascend by Amanda Hocking - Review

Well people, Ascend comes out in April so I thought I’d reread this book as I did with the first two books in the Trylle series and give you a little insight into how this awesome series comes to an end!

In Ascend, Wendy is so close to becoming the ruler that she was destined to become. While her mother and fellow Trylle are so happy to have a new ruler, this new responsibility comes with some dire consequences.

Wendy must now make an impossible decision to save her people… she must sacrifice herself to the Vittra. If she doesn’t, her people will be forced into a war that they can never win. As if this wasn’t enough pressure on a young girl, her decision is made even harder because she has to juggle a few romances. That’s right… I said a few romances. Her relationships with Tove and Finn have now become even more complicated in that she has started to have feelings for a Vittra named Loki. She does eventually pick the person she wants to be with, but her happiness is short lived because their lives are in grave danger. Among all of these love triangles and chaos, Wendy knows she must do what’s right for her kingdom and she isn’t going down without a fight.

Obviously, this was the best book in the series for me. All of the loose ends get tied up and Wendy finally establishes herself as a leader of the Trylle. There are moments in this book that will make you laugh and you’ll probably shed a tear or two… I know I did!

These books are simply amazing. They are creative, fun, exciting, emotional and any other adjective you can think of that means flippin’ awesome. If you haven’t checked them out, definitely do so because they are in my top list of top ten best YA fiction books. This last installment is being rereleased on April 24, 2012!

Below are my reviews for Switched and for Torn (books 1 and 2), the book trailers and a link to Amanda Hocking’s website!

Happy Reading!



  1. Thanks for the review! I haven't heard of Amanda Hocking until now. I might start reading her series. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa of Bluest Ribbon

    1. Vanessa, thanks for following! Amanda Hocking is a great author that you should definitely check out! She's written this series about trolls, a vampire series, a zombie series and her new book Wake out this spring is about Sirens! She's one of my favorites!