Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy #3), by Amanda Hocking

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The final book in the Trylle Trilogy..

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.

The final installment of the Trylle trilogy was not as intriguing as the first two books. It was very short and rushed. A disappointing finale to a decent series. 

Characters that played an integral part of the storyline in the first two books suddenly disappeared without explanation. Strained relationships became happy-happy-joy-joy within a matter of paragraphs. Wonderful relationships fizzled for no apparent reason.

There weren't as many grammatical errors in this book, but the plot left much to be desired.


Spoiler after the jump.

For two books, Hocking has lead us to believe that Wendy loves Finn. In Ascend, we read how Wendy is going to change things so that people are free to love and marry whomever they chose. And then she ends up with Loki a few chapters later? WTF? Now, I don't think that Loki's a bad guy. But there was NO character and relationship development -- aside from flirting -- between the two of them.

She didn't lose her virginity to Finn because she didn't want it to be "just that one night," yet she gave it up for Loki while telling him that it was only for that night. GAH! I bet Hocking was Team Jacob when she read Twilight.

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