Ascend (Trylle, #3)
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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...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Julie
With bittersweet feelings, I bring you this review of 'Ascend'. This is the last book in The Trylle Trilogy. It is just as enthralling as the first two books in the series. I am not giving spoilers here. You will want to experience the evolution with the cast of Trylle for yourself. Some may cry, some may cheer, but in my opinion, Hocking has written one of the best series in YA fantasy.

We left Wendy in 'Torn' engaged to her friend Tove. They really are a perfect match for each other and would b...more
Jessica
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Stephanie
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Seanean
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Marianna
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Reading Vacation
REVIEW

I read these three books back-to-back-to-back on my Kindle. The story had me so engaged, that I could not put it down. I was reading in the car, at school, on my bed, at the dinner table, and in the media room. You could call it an obsession.

In this paranormal tale, Wendy learns at the age of seventeen that she is a troll. Oh, but she isn’t just ANY troll, her past is filled with mystery, deceit, and some unexpected ancestors. Amanda Hocking carefully twisted this plot with all sorts of su...more
Giselle
This is it. The queen is dying. The king wants her kingdom. He will do anything to get it. Only Wendy stands in the way.

The final book in the Trylle Trilogy has great character development and an excellent romance. I was, however, a bit underwhelmed by the ending. We'll get to that. First, the characters. Wendy can be a bit dramatic. She will jump to decisions in a heartbeat and that kind of annoyed me at first. It's like she doesn't stop to think before she acts. I guess I should be used to her...more
Kandi
I went on a reading binge and read all three books in the trilogy in a 9 hour period on Saturday. They were simple reads but still had a fun story that left you wanting to know more. I decided to combine my review in one place since they all did seem to blur together because I read it as one long story instead of three separate books. First, this is a new world that I loved reading about. Something different from the standard mythical creatures that are so big right now. The person she ends up w...more
Kristi
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Anita
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Jennifer
Fabulous series! And also a little unexpected ending. I totally thought she would end up with the other guy but I liked how it ended!
Lucia
I wrote a review for this on my blog, but since I wrote it right after I finished reading the book, I was on a bit of what I call a "book hangover." Yeah. Don't ask. It's crazy. So now that it's been 48 hours... I've calmed down and I'm going to attempt to write a spoiler-free review.

If you're not afraid of a spoiler-crazy review, you can visit my blog and check out my review.

I devoured the first two books as soon as I got them. I really liked them. I was just super excited for this one, and I...more
Chris Johnson
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Chelesbells
This is a difficult review to write. Not because I’m at a loss for words - because I have too many! I’m about to burst at the seams needing to vent to someone about everything that went down in the final installment of The Trylle Trilogy. What are you trying to do to me, Amanda Hocking? How am I going to express any of my opinions here without giving anything away from the book? I suppose I will stick to safe topics, and this review may go down as one of the shortest in my little blogging histor...more
Mizuki
Extra Link: Amazing article by MakingFunOfStuff: How to Judge a Book by its Cover

What should I say concerning the last book of Miss Hocking's Trylle trilogy? Simply put, the whole thing is one hell of silly wish-fulfilling make-believe, with zero realism in the world-building, characters, setting and plot.

Our first and foremost problem begins with Wendy, the 'heroine' of the trilogy. In Ascend, Wendy suddenly becomes capable-leader's-material, who can keep the nobles at check? Sorry, I just can...more
Jennifer
Ascend is the perfect ending to the Trylle Trilogy. I'm sure there are more than a few people who wish Amanda Hocking had taken the obvious route with her plot, but I for one am so glad she didn't.

Wendy is trying to save her people but they continue to fight against her and amongst themselves making her task seem insurmountable. She has put the needs of her kingdom ahead of her own, but no matter what she tries, everything seems to be falling apart. I love that Wendy fights for what she believes...more
♥ The Book Snob ♥
It was good.

However, I felt Wendy could've been with Finn.

C'mon, it wasn't his fault that he couldn't stand up for their relationship. What, did she want him to get exiled or something?! That accusation was so not fair. He was not the same position as hers, where a mistake could be overlooked. For him, it was an ULTIMATE decision.

It was so eccentric and stupid of her to think of Finn as such. That's not LOVE as she described. Wendy didn't love him truly. What is love, if you don't have faith and...more
♥Kel
This book was absolutely amazing. Out of the trilogy this book was the best. The romance, mystery, the story building up the ending was amazing. The storyline was phenomenal. IT WAS THE PERFECT ENDING. I couldn't think of anything more perfect.
Cristy
I really hated that the Trylle Trilogy had to end.. but at least Hocking went out big with ASCEND. I absolutely loved the first two books, but this final installment was the best yet. Once I picked it up, I just couldn't put it down. The growth of the characters, that fans have come to love, is strong and undeniable. Wendy is really impressive as she truly come into her own in ASCEND.

In these final chapters questions are answered, relationships are stressed, betrayal is had, war is wedged and s...more
Dorsi
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Sandra
Achei curioso o fato de a editora ter achado por bem alterar por completo o nome deste livro, talvez por mero marketing, mas deixou o título original - Ascensão - ao lado da paginação.
Os detalhes senhores, os detalhes :p
Geizy
This book comes out January 2011 =!! IM SOOO EXCITED!!!
Xulieta NeveraDeLibros
Necesitaba urgentemente saber como acababa esta trilogía que prometía tener un final muy bueno en comparación con sus predecesores( y por suerte) he acertado en su compra.

Todo comienza un día antes del cumple de Wendy, con ella y Tove prácticamente gobernando debido a la ausencia por enfermedad de Elora. El tratado firmado con los Vittra está a punto de llegar a su fin y las constantes reuniones para hablar de que hacer sobre ello no llegan a buen puerto. Todo empeora con los constantes ataques...more
Rhiannon Frater
So I finally finished the Trylle trilogy and I'm so glad I read it. I definitely enjoyed reading Amanda's Hocking series even though I'm probably not the intended audience. I would have loved this trilogy a lot more when I was a teenager.

Love triangles always annoy me. Usually you can clearly see from the get-go who the protagonist should be with and the other person is thrown in just to muck it up. In this trilogy, the love triangle really didn't annoy me because it didn't really dominate the m...more
Abbie
FINALLY!!!

I've been through a roller coaster ride of emotions while I read this book. I laughed, I cried, I screamed and I cheered. And in the end I fell in love with the story. I even like Wendy now. This was an amazing book.

As Wendy steps in to take over as Queen she is faced with rules and responsibilities; torn loves; and an impending war against her dark and malevolent father. I'm pleased however, when Wendy develops into a strong, smart and noble monarch unlike the selfish, whiner she had...more
Melissa
Ok, well, as I've read many other people saying, I read all three of the Trylle trilogy in one massive go, so I'm going to have to write my reveiws for all the books into one. As an author myself, I congratulate Ms. Hocking on the sheer originality. Vampires are so popular right now that I'm starting to get sick of the mere mentioning of one. Now, overall, the series was not bad, not bad at all. I found the storyline good, and liked how Wendy developed throughout the series. I liked the Vittra/T...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Λένε ότι το καλό πράμα, αργεί να γίνει. Στην περίπτωση της τριλογίας των "Trylle", θα συμφωνήσω απόλυτα. Γιατί μπορεί να περιμέναμε λίγο παραπάνω απ' ότι συνήθως για να έχουμε το τρίτο βιβλίο στα χέρια μας και να ολοκληρωθεί η σειρά αλλά ειλικρινά, άξιζε τον κόπο. Γιατί το λογοτεχνικό φαινόμενο που ακούει στο όνομα Amanda Hocking, μας έδωσε, όχι μόνο όλα όσα περιμέναμε αλλά, κάτι περισσότερο, δικαιολογώντας τον τίτλο της και κάνοντάς μας παράλληλα, να περιμένουμε με αγωνία την επόμενη δουλειά τη...more
Jodie
I detested this book. I loved the first one, and the possibilities of the new world that Amanda Hocking was creating. I sort of liked the second one, but I had high hopes for the third and final book in this series. Ascend was a huge let down, and the series has been shoved to the back of my book shelf until I find some poor soul to dump it on.

The whole book was just a mess. The author seemed to have suddenly realised that she had a lot of unsolved issues and just threw in random resolutions t

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Meg Smith
This was the final installment to the long awaited Trylle Trilogy... Frankly? I was surprised! Mostly in a good way.

I completely stumbled upon Amanda Hocking's work, and I have been addicted since day one. Might I add, that since then, I've read her entire Trylle Trilogy and My Blood Approves series in just under two weeks... I'm strange. But, I digress! Onto the book.

Ascend was everything I expected, nothing I expected, and so much more. I really enjoyed watching how Wendy had grown as a pers...more
Jessie
What an amazing ending for an amazing series!

I was hooked immediately on the first chapter and finished it in one sitting. In the very start, Loki comes to Wendy for forgiveness and help, which melted my heart because I know that Loki truly loves Wendy and GAH the feels. This series has amazing development in each book. The first one we see Wendy trying to adapt who she is, the next is Finn and Tove, and in this is more about Loki.

Loki has got to be my favorite character. He's handsome, smart, s...more
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I live in Minnesota, and I write young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. The My Blood Approves series is about vampires in Minneapolis, and its available now. I also wrote the Trylle Trilogy, which is a paranormal romance without vampires, shifters, mermaids, fae, angels, dragons, ghosts, or ninjas.

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