Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Troll Week Day 3: Ascend by Amanda Hocking Review+Bookmarks+Wallpapers+Giveaway

In the anticipation for the release of Ice Kissed,  I will be counting down the week with reviews, wallpapers and bookmarks of each book in the Troll world by Amanda Hocking.

Ascend (Trylle #3)
Behind 356 Pages
Released: 1 May 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia
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At the Other End:
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.

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota and had never sold a single book before 15 April 2010. She will shortly sell her millionth. Her books have been a self-publishing phenomenon - according to the Observer, Amanda is the most spectacular example of an author striking gold through ebooks. In her own words, Amanda is an Obsessive Tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Unicorn enthusiast. Red Bull addict. Muppets activist. Fraggin Aardvarks guitarist. Author of the USA Today bestselling books the Trylle Trilogy.

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A thrilling and fulfilling conclusion to the Trylle trilogy that makes you feel content in leaving the world.

I really enjoyed this last book. It had everything that it needed to have to end the trilogy in a good way, and it left me feeling content with how things were left. Sure, some things bugged me (I'll get to that next), but overall it was a really good conclusion, making this series a fun, no fuss trilogy.

I didn't exactly like Wendy as much as I did in the other two books. She really annoyed me with the whole love triangle thing, even though it was resolved by her in the end, it wasn't handled well. Ok, I'll just come out with it and say that she was a complete hypocrite and it really annoyed me. Finn tried to have one night with Wendy before she got married in the Torn, and she said no. Now, in this book, she does that while she is married with Loki. Hello! You chucked a massive fit because that a what Finn wanted with you, so how could you do that to Loki! It's like she is a completely different character in this book. Sure, some of her personality is the same, but its not anymore. She's grown immensely between the ending of Torn and the start of Ascend and we don't exactly get to see much of it.

I'm happy with the major battle that had to happen. it wasn't easy, and she basically her plan got screwed because she thought she was almighty and powerful. I'm glad that she got a reality check from that, and that it wasn't easy to begin with. But she is smart and worked around the situation. 

The ending and epilogue are fantastic, leaving the series on a good note and in a good place for the future. The ending is very satisfying and the epilogue was definitely a good thing. Definitely a series to read when you just want something mind numbing and not complicated, but just be warned about the love triangle. 

This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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