Ascend by Amanda Hocking

71%

24 Critic Reviews

The push and pull of their undeniable attraction, complicated by the presence of both her husband and her former lover, makes their burgeoning love story all the more delicious. Hocking sure knows how to bring it.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world.  Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you’ll never guess how it ends!

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.


 

About Amanda Hocking

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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of the New York Times bestselling Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. She made international headlines by selling over a million copies of her self-published books, primarily in eBook format. She lives in Minnesota, where she's at work on the next book in the Watersong series.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 292 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Feb 05 2012

The push and pull of their undeniable attraction, complicated by the presence of both her husband and her former lover, makes their burgeoning love story all the more delicious. Hocking sure knows how to bring it.

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SocialistWorker.org

Excellent
Reviewed by Carl Finamore on Jun 07 2012

I strongly recommend this very readable primer for those interested in understanding more thoroughly how economic policy affects us...

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Hippies, Beauty, and Books Oh My!

Good

Amanda Hocking has so much talent...

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Minding Spot

Good
Jun 18 2012

With great character development, romance, thrilling action sequences, heart-breaking choices and the pains of growing up, ASCEND is an explosive end...

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Xpresso Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Giselle on Apr 24 2012

I expected more emotion, more negative repercussions... giving it more weight to make it memorable.

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Bewitched Bookworms

Good
Reviewed by Heather on Jan 11 2011

This was a pageturner and satisfying conclusion to this series.

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Into the Hall of Books

Good
Reviewed by Asheley on Apr 21 2012

Ascend was full of action and magic and romance - and I just happen to love all of those things!

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Twisting the Lens

Good
May 02 2012

Hocking has delivered a great, well-plotted, well-paced Trylle-ogy that really does make one want to read from beginning to end.

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It's Time to Read

Below average
Reviewed by Katie on Jun 09 2012

...however I didn’t enjoy this one as much and actually felt a little let down by it.

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Creative Deeds Reads!

Good
Apr 23 2012

I have to admit, even though Ascend was the perfect end to the Trylle Trilogy, I was really sorry to see it end.

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Dandelion Dreams

Good
Jul 15 2012

...I fell in love with the ending. I'm very happy with how things turned out...

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Livin' Life Through Books

Good
Reviewed by Felicia on May 06 2012

A lot of excitement, plot twists, and an interesting conclusion to a must-read trilogy.

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A Tale of Many Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Jan 08 2011

It is just as enthralling as the first two books in the series... I hugged my Kindle when I was finished.

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A Backwards Story

Good
Jun 30 2012

I really don't think there could be a more fitting ending to a trilogy, and as a whole the Trylle Trilogy gets a thumbs up from me...

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It's Always Something

Below average
Reviewed by Deb on Jun 11 2012

I still think this series leaves much to be desired as far as a good read goes.

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The Bursting Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Anna on May 12 2012

With the writing so good, it hooked me up in the story when I otherwise wouldn't have been.

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Abibliophobic

Good
Reviewed by Alley on Mar 22 2012

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...

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Inside Popular Kids Books

Good

Fans of the Trylle Trilogy should be pleased with “Ascend.”

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Ivy Reads

Good
Jul 03 2012

I think this series ended fairly well and if there is some spin-off to this series, I might just want to drop my current reads for it.

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Library of a Book Witch

Below average
Jun 28 2012

The build up in the story was great but I felt like the turn of events toward the end fell a little flat.

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Pinkindle Reads and Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Angie on May 28 2012

To me, this was the best of the trilogy... plenty of laughs, heartfelt moments, action, heart ache, and some slightly steamy romance!

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The Ink Puddle

Good
Reviewed by Crissy on May 09 2012

The plot-twists throughout the entire novel kept me guessing until the very end.

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BelleBooks

Good
Reviewed by Emma Timney on Aug 14 2011

...kept me on my toes and gave this series an edge over most of the YA paranormal books out there just now.

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So Much to Write, So Little Time

Good
May 27 2011

The characters are easy to like and the story as a whole, although not ground breaking in any way, is enjoyable.

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