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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  60,042 ratings  ·  3,652 reviews
With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy's fate seems sealed.But everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can't save the ones she loves. Her whole life has been leading up to this, and it's all coming to an end. ...more
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published January 11th 2011
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For the first time, Wendy is someone to whom you actually can give the kingdom, and it doesn't feel like a baby being handed matches and canister of petrol.
Tove is still is the purest soul in this wholes series, and he is just so lost in his sad life. I really wish we had more of their marriage or maybe just the two of them working together. I really enjoy them on the page together even if I do not ship them. The day after helping the survivors, I hoped that they would move in their relationshi
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Jan 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thrown-out
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Pearl Angeli
"Don't act on everything your heart says, but make sure you listen to it. Sometimes your heart is right."

Well, where should I start? This book... This series... *cries with happy tears


One of my biggest problems in reading a final book of the series is the separation anxiety that I always get. With this book, I found myself experiencing the same. It's hard to let go of a series that basically makes you feel attached to the story, the characters, and its world.

Ascend is another one of
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Feb 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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GREAT ending to a fabulous trilogy. I was beyond happy about the whole thing. Seriously. I do have some nicks but nothing super serious.

I loved seeing the development with Wendy and her mother. I loved the regret, development, love that was revealed and shared between the two.

I absolutely love the love triangle which is VERY odd for me to say. I loved that the author was able to make me rage war with myself in who I liked better. But in the end I am very ha
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing

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
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It.......................................was AMAZING!!

Okay, okay, I read this a while ago but I can still remember it!!! Trust me, I'm not failing in Spanish yet. My memory still beats an 80 year old! :)

This series was definitely one of the best reads I've had as a child before 13. But let me tell you, puberty struck early, and you know what happens. My hormones are all over the place.
This book had be blown at who to choose: Loki, or Finn??

Literally me while reading this book: "okay..........OMG
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-lendable, ya
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Glad I'm done with the re-read*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
This review is purely for me and might contain spoilers and facts from the book to keep myself in the known at all time. It's also long and somewhat detailed.

Second re-read: 04.06.2018
We're back with the last book in the trilogy of Wendy Luella Everly (17, turns 18 in the beginning of the book). She is marrying Tove Kroner in order to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy; the Vittra. She's not in love with him - nor is he in love wi
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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
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Loki really set the bar for my standards in YA love interests. If he was in a book being published right now, so many people would be obsessed with him
Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, own
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
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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!
Feb 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ooohhh....the story...the action...the angst...the political problems...and much important...the roma1nce! I love it all!

This trilogy's epic!
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was freaking amazing! Like the whole plot and even the ending was perfect. I loved this series so much and I will definitely be rereading it very soon
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Everybody deserves a Happy Ending and I just...
A lovely end to this cute series. The first time I read it, I wanted Finn and Wendy to end up together, but this time, I totally get the direction Ms Hocking went with. While Finn and Wendy had passion, duty continually got in the way of their happily ever after and after three books of this, it gets a little sickening. Loki was a wonderful character who is actually a perfect fit for Wendy and is just who she needs to help her rule her kingdom.

I love how Wendy grew throughout the series, too. Sh
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Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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. ...more
Dec 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
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
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, ebook
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 believe
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-favorites
Perfect conclusion to the trilogy, everything wraps up super nicely. I never thought I will enjoy this as much as I did. Elora turned out to be a good mother, that is so sad as we only see a little of her. I'm so thrilled that my ship is sailing <3 Overall this is a great book filled with actions, romance, politics, and all the good stuffs. ...more
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Mar 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
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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 answ
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How did you feel when Finn was having a baby and married to Mia instead of Wendy? 17 191 Feb 23, 2017 09:52AM  
finn or loki 92 376 Oct 16, 2016 09:48AM  
Finn vs. Loki Dispute 5 50 Sep 26, 2015 07:04AM  
This would be PERFECT as a movie, don't you think?! 5 25 Sep 26, 2015 07:02AM  
Was this book fantastic or what? 4 18 May 27, 2015 01:23AM  
Anyone else thought the ending was PATHETIC? 8 52 Mar 24, 2015 04:28PM  

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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie series

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