Series: Trylle Trilogy #3
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published on: April 24, 2012
source: own copy
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?My Thoughts:
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.
Finally, the last book, where I’m afraid, all things are on the end because we all know all things must come to some end. It’s funny how a story can keep one’s full wholehearted attention. Though I didn’t like some parts of how the book was written (the whole series in general), but it’s the story that gripped me.
In “Ascend”, Wendy is faced with two major decisions to make: First, to marry? Second, to declare war? And for a girl who just learned she was a troll four months ago, and to be faced with major problems? I think she handled it pretty well. It may sound too impossible (all the things that happened), but at the same time it isn’t. Anyway, Amanda Hocking saved the whole series with “Ascend”. I love how all things turned out. Especially who she ended up with. Things with Finn didn’t really feel natural from the very beginning. And Loki, well, he is “it” for me. I mean for Wendy. lol. Everything that happened has been leading to this moment. The plot twists were good, even if they were kind of expected. The building of the story was good, though I was a bit sad that the critical climax of the story was shorter than expected, but I was happy with it.
Overall, I just want to say I loved the series. I know I said I had some problems with how it was written, but those faults were covered by Loki, I mean, by the story. :)