Ascend – Amanda Hocking

Ascend: Book Three in the Trylle Trilogy**Ascend is the third book in the series so this review contains unavoidable spoilers**

What will she give up for those she loves?

Ascend is the final book in the Tryelle trilogy. I had really enjoyed the others in the series, and I was looking forward to concluding the story.

Ascend continued the trilogy and kept with the storyline. I began reading Ascend immediately after finishing Torn so to me the books flowed well.

During this book Wendy gets married to Tove, and Loki once more enters her life. I was glad that Loki re-entered the series, as he was definitely my favourite character!

After a lot of tension and planning, the fight between Father and Daughter finally ends.

A main theme in this book was standing up for your beliefs, especially by Wendy. I really respect Wendy as she always stood up for her friends and what she believed to be right.

For me, Wendy made the right decisions, and the ending was good. However, the concluding chapter of Ascend would have left me disappointed if it wasn’t for the short story “Ever After” which was included in the edition I read. This short story was set a year later and showed how all the characters lives had changed. This is the true ending of the book!

Although, I am sad that I won’t be able to read about these characters again, I am also happy with the way the series concluded.

Now, I can’t wait to read Amanda Hocking’s new book Wake, I’ve read the first chapter and it was has definitely left me wanting more!

I would definitely recommend the book, and indeed the series to all! The series is aimed at teenage girls, although anybody with a love of YA Romance should definitely read these books!

Torn – Amanda Hocking

Torn: Book Two in the Trylle Trilogy

**Torn is the second book in the series so this review contains unavoidable spoilers**

What happens when everything changes?

Torn is the second book in the Tryelle trilogy, after reading the first (Switched) earlier in the year I couldn’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Switched left me with high expectations for this book, and it delivered above and beyond!

The book begins where Switched finished, with Wendy, and Rhys, returning home to Matt. This made the series flow well and also gently reminded me of the events of the previous book.

The book is filled with action and suspense from the start.

In this book Wendy is kidnapped by the Vittra and tries to formulate a plan to escape, this book is also where Wendy meets Loki. Even after Wendy has escaped the book is still fast-paced and action filled. This made the book un-put down-able!

Wendy has grown as a character over the books, and the characters around her have also grown. I really like Wendy, I think she is a great character, and I admire the way she stands up for those she loves and her stubborn attitude towards the things she believes in.

In this book I started to dislike Finn, as a character in the book he was great, but his personality and actions in this book made me stop liking him. However, this left a gap for Loki, a new character, to fill. Loki is my favourite character in the book, as his lines made me laugh throughout the book. However, Loki also had more serious moments where you got a real insight into his life. Tove featured more prominently in this book and played an important role in the outcome of the book, I was glad of this as I liked the “glimpses” of him we had in Switched.

A great continuation of a great series, which sadly only has one more book left…

I would definitely recommend the book, and indeed the series to all! The series is aimed at teenage girls, although anybody with a love of YA Romance should definitely read these books!

I can’t wait to start reading Ascend, the third and final book in he series.