Review: Ascend

Ascend by Amanda Hocking

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve really enjoyed the characters in the Trylle Trilogy. This last book in the series wraps everything up with a wonderful ending. The conclusion where good triumphs evil was well played and exciting. There was cheering in my head. Details of the events and emotional upheaval the characters go through were enjoyable and kept you right in the action.

With that said, I was a little confused at the growth and changes in the heroine, Wendy. She seemed to evolve so quickly and do things that were out of character for her. Perhaps the extreme circumstances warrant these fast-paced changes and it was merely a maturity taking place. And it wasn’t just the main character. Another character in the book, Finn, responded to Wendy’s behavior in a way that was not typical for him. It started out typical in the scene and then did a 180. To me it ended up seeming a little forced to move the characters into the scenario the author wanted.

Still a wonderful climax to an enchanting story. And it didn’t all play out the way I would have wanted. Not entirely a Hollywood ending which is two-thumbs-up in my opinion.

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