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Wendy Everly can barely remember what it was like to feel like a normal girl. She'd wished for her life to be different but everything is so much more complicated than she'd expected. And she certainly hadn't dreamt she'd be getting married at 18 to man she didn't love - all for the sake of duty.
Paperback, Young Adult Edition, 356 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Tor (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
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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
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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
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
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Anita
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Kristi
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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!
Alyssa
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Ascend by Amanda Hocking
Book Three of the Trylle series
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

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
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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
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♥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.
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
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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
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Chris Johnson
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Aioki Reika
Everybody deserves a Happy Ending and I just...
Charliee' (Ohana means family)
This is the bonus book found within Ascend.

I read several reviews about this book, leaving you with more questions that you had when you finished Ascend. I dont think that is true, because I had alot of questions at the end of Ascend, such as: What happened to Matt and Willa? Did Tove finally find someone he loved? What happens to Finn? Is Duncan okay? Would Rhys ever meet his real mother? Will they finally tell Matt that they dont actually like his birthday cakes? And a few others.

This answers
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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
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Michele at A Belle's Tales
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
♥ 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
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Petra Sýkorová
A žili šťastně až do smrti...
Jodie
Oct 17, 2012 Jodie rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: ugh
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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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!!!
Renee
Highly recommend this trilogy!
Carolina Carriço
Oh my! I totally loved this one! It was so freaking awesome! Even better than the first two! 4.5 stars I loved the turn this story took. With Wendy's fate and everyone around her. How she earned her subjects trust with her actions and became the Queen everyone close to her knew she would become.

Wendy really surprised me in this book, I liked her a lot more! The sacrifices she did or was willing to do for her people, even if most them despised her. I also liked how she handled all the boys in her
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. She has published fifteen novels, including the Hollows and the Watersong series. Frostfire - the first b
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