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Read Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3) PDF Free. With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy's fate seems bestthing.info everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she. Download Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3) Full Book PDF. With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy's fate seems bestthing.info everything she. Ascend by Amanda Hocking, now you can read online. 1. Amnesty. I had my back to the room as I stared out the window. It was a trick I'd learned from my.
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 I went on a reading binge and read all three books in the trilogy in a 9 hour period on Saturday. The person she ends up with at the end surprised me. I don't know if it's because I read them all so quickly that I didn't see it coming, but I felt that the relationship wasn't built up enough and it seemed to catch me off guard. Also, I know that her character grew up quite a bit, and I can say I did see the progression, but I still found myself doubting her at times and not quite believing she was capable of doing what she set out to do.
Wasn't in love with the Queen at first, but wow I felt for her by the third story and I couldn't believe what she went through and how hard her life was. Learning about all the sacrifices she had to make was incredible and it made me sad that Wendy didn't have more time to spend with her. I heard there will be a spin off series and I'd love to read more about this world and the other characters in this trilogy. Summary I read this trilogy back-to-back, so instead of three books I feel like I've read on big book.
In Switched Wendy is just starting out at another new school. She has a way of getting into trouble with students and teachers. Mostly she just doesn't fit in at all. Her mother is in a mental institute for trying to kill her when she was six years old, claiming that she wasn't her daughter - but that she was some kind of monster.
Apparently, her mother wasn't too far off from the truth. At her n Summary I read this trilogy back-to-back, so instead of three books I feel like I've read on big book.
At her new school, Wendy meets Finn, who introduces her and walks her through her new life as a Trylle Troll in english.
Wendy was a changling, and it is time for her to come home. But it gets even better and what could be better than dark, handsome Finn as your guide? In Torn it's time for Wendy to accept her role as princess and trying to behave like one, especially after she's been kidnapped for a second time. This time by her father. After a dramatic rescue, Wendy is stepping up to her duties - and doing whatever she can to do what is best for her future kingdom. She is married to a great friend who will walk next to her and help her lead her kingdom into victory and into change.
But how does one kill an immortal king? Review I read all three of these books over a sick weekend, when I was stuck mostly in bed. This is not to speak bad of the trilogy, the thing is, I actually probably stayed in bed even more because of the books. The trilogy was very well written. Wendy is a great main character, a strong person who grows from a defiant teenager into a true leader determined to do some good.
I was really impressed with the story because there were many times I was thinking that Amanda Hocking was going to go in one direction with the story - and ended not taking that route at all.
The only plot point that I got right and was happy about was her marriage to Tove. He didn't fight, he didn't stand up for her. He was sucked into society. I got it. But Amanda, why did you have to write it that way??
They shared some amazing, steamy moments. Much, much better than any moment with Loki in my opinion. I understand why Loki ended up being the better fit. Oh, and this is how much I didn't care for Loki. I didn't trust him. I wanted him to betray her, so she'd go back to Finn.
I also wanted Tove to step up and give her a strange fit of passion and the happy ever after in that direction. I never had eyes for Loki. But I'm not the author. And I do understand why the book went the direction it did. I keep saying that. I want to impress that this was a trilogy worth the read though!! Feb 15, Azbaqiyah rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love it all!
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This trilogy's epic! View 2 comments. 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! Sep 25, Alyssa rated it really liked it.
Martin's Griffin Publication Date: April 24, Rating: Review copy sent by the publisher Summary from Goodreads: What I Liked: Wowie, what an ending! What a conclusion novel! I have to admit, I'm really pleased with this series. Maybe because I binge-read the series and didn't have time to agonize over cliffhangers or the romance, maybe because I liked this series on the surface and didn't get heavily invested In this final novel of the Trylle trilogy, Wendy gets married.
And eventually, has a coronation. Wendy has a lot of growing up to do, because a wedding, and a coronation, are no joke. She must find a way to stop her cruel father from harming her Trylle power, but she also figure out how to reconcile her feelings for Loki, when she is married to Tove. As the summary states, everything has been leading to this moment.
I feel like this book was short. I think it was about the same length as the previous books, but it went by very quickly.
Not very much happened in terms of large events, except for the few big ones the wedding, the coronation, the attack on the Vittra. The plot isn't super intricate or twisty - it's very straightforward and predictable, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book. We don't really figure out how everything is going to work out with Wendy's father until the very end.
It seems like Wendy searches for a way to defeat him for the entire book, but doesn't have an aha moment until the climax of the novel. Which is fine, because readers are left wondering what will happen. The romance. Oh, my heart. The romance is perfect, in my opinion. Lots of things happen, like a stolen kiss, a marriage, an tryst, in that other. But OMG, you really have to read this book to understand. I love that one scene in the book, that one night.
It is so spontaneous and Wendy doesn't think at all or maybe she really does, maybe she had it all figured out but it is perfect.
I had a good feeling about the romance from the beginning.
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I found the vacillating romance kind of nice, actually. It wasn't vacillating, really, because from the beginning to the end, it's obvious which guy has held Wendy's attention, from fleeting friendship to love.
It's obvious which relationship was an obsession shiny new guy syndrome , which one was a safe relationship, and which one was a true, deep, meaningful relationship. In my opinion. Wendy is an interesting character. She acts like a child sometimes, she acts very grown and mature at other times, but honestly, I feel like she's a person that every girl can relate to, on some level? I think I really understood her, when it came to the sense of duty.
For sure. The ending is a bit cookie-cutter perfect, and everything works out so nicely. Honestly, that's fine with me, since I wasn't out to love this series or make it my next favorite thing. I would have liked to see more depth in the series plot, this book's plot, and the ending of this book in general, but that's okay. It's really fun to read these books. What I Did Not Like: Something that bothered me was how quickly Wendy let go of her human life?
Like, she barely ever thought about the life she spent seventeen years living There are many materialistic things that I know teenagers of today's world would not want to give up, no matter how badly they fit in or did NOT fit in. And I already mentioned this above, but I would have liked to see more depth in this book, and series in general. It felt very formulaic, in terms of the series plot. Become a princess, save your kingdom, kill the tyrant. Nothing more was at stake, nothing more to be done.
A little cliche, I'm afraid! Would I Recommend It: Well, in general, I like this series, so I'd say that if you have this series, or any of the three books in this series, definitely give the series a shot!
The series could use some depth, but it's a nice series to binge-read. And of course, if you've read books one and two, definitely read this book! Don't be left hanging! An excellent ending to an interesting series!
I think I'm ready to read Frostfire now! Jan 31, Sinead rated it really liked it Shelves: A lovely end to this cute series. 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 A lovely end to this cute series.
She starts off so unsure and confused; fighting every change happening in her life and yelling at everyone. It got a little annoying, and yet I still got it. She becomes the Queen she was always meant to be.
This entire series was definitely fun and entertaining. The world is incredibly original and I love how the characters grow throughout the series. Feb 12, Kayla rated it it was amazing. 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.
Everybody deserves a Happy Ending and I just 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. 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 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. I was just super excited for this one, and I was not disappointed. The ending made me want to kill a couple of people Not the very ending. It was happy. The beginning was kind of surprising, because Loki just randomly showed up. Now, I've been having some mixed feelings about him.
In no way whatsoever did he make them any better at the end. But yeah. He's kind of confusing, which I guess is good, but I still don't think he was explained enough. I mean, Wendy barely even knows him, and she just goes with what he says and trusts him completely.
Wendy totally changed in this one. She went from being a shy girl that was all "I can't be a princess! What if I get everybody killed? Got it? She just changed too much to like. I can't talk about him. Not without ruining it. All I can say is that I am Team Finn all the way. Elora changed in this one, too, but I liked it much more. I guess when you're on your death bed it does that to you That's not a spoiler, right?
I mean, she was sick since the second book She truly showed her love for Wendy, and it made me cry. I really felt for her and Wendy and wished that they could've had a normal mother-daughter relationship. Speaking of mothers, Sara isn't in this one much or in any of them , but I really like her. I just wish she was more vocal rather than being a little follower Queen.
I just love the other characters. They're such great people. I love Matt, and Willa, and Duncan. I wish they were my best friends. I miss Duncan's clumsiness. What happened to it??? I think my biggest complaint would be how short this one was. I loved the book, I really hope there's more! A spin-off, or two?
Also about how short it was- I think some parts were too rushed. I wish the battle was a little more interesting and descriptive, not just done with in two pages. I loved this book's action There's more in this one.
It keeps you on edge. I love her sarcasm. Twilight because Wendy is like Bella with nothing short of a billion guys in her life and she has to choose one. The Hunger Games because, well, I can't get into it too much or else I'll spoil it, but let's just say I didn't exactly prefer the guys that Katniss and Wendy end up with.
I was just a little pissed Ok, maybe a little more than that It's not like I'm mentally rewriting the ending. Read this book! It has its twists and turns that I just totally inhaled and ended up with wanting more!
This series introduced me to author Amanda Hocking, and I will definitely be looking for more of her books! View 1 comment. I was looking at reviews for this book specifically and I found out that a lot of people love Loki a lot and that makes me feel like a bad person because I absolutely hated that bitch. Finn is my love I love him so much. I cried when Wendy didn't pick him just because he was so sweet in my opinion.
You could tell he really loved and wanted to be with Wendy. And i'm gonna be honest the only reason I rated this one star was because she didn't end up with Finn AKA the one I felt was truly made for her. But whatever I cant change this book so I will still cry about it for the rest of eternity. 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. I couldn't think of anything more perfect.
Mar 29, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
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 Ascend is the perfect ending to the Trylle Trilogy. I love that Wendy fights for what she believes in, whether it is popular or not. She stands her ground and will not be swayed. The resolution of this novel is straightforward, but not as simple as it seems from the outset, and certainly not what I was expecting.
It's marvelous that after getting to know Hocking's style she can continue to surprise and delight me with the artistry of her story telling. The relationships between her characters, from the major ones to the minor ones, are wonderful. I keep going back to them again and again because they are honest and true. This is a brilliant series and I look forward to starting the My Blood Approves series from her as well as any and all of her future endeavors. I'm thrilled about Amanda Hocking's recent successes and I wish her many more.
I really wanted to love the finale of this series. The second book was definitely my favorite. This book centers around the war with the Vittra. Wendy grows a lot and is pretty much running things around Forening. My main problem with this book is my main problem with the entire series. Too many unanswered questions.
I just feel that Hocking could've taken this who I really wanted to love the finale of this series. I just feel that Hocking could've taken this whole series much farther.
I would've like to learn more about the other tribes. I'd like to know what kind of a ruler Wendy became. What happened with Willa and Matt? Did the rules change? Can you marry who you want? What about the trackers? What about the other aggressive Vittra toward Wendy?
Did they just accept things with Oren dead and have peace with the Trylle? What about Wendy's host mother?
Did she ever get out of the insane asylum? How did she know Wendy was changed at birth? I can go on and on, and again these are my issues with the series. It's not a two star book, but it's not a three either. It was just okay in my opinion. Aug 08, Kindra Erickson rated it really liked it.
In the beginning, I really didn't think that I would like this series. They really are a perfect match for each other and would be the strongest King and Queen Trylle has had in a very long time. The problem is that neither is in love with the other. Their friendship and their sense of duty play a big part in the final book. Finn is still the brooding tracker, handsome as ever, and just as dedicated to his duty as Wendy and Tove are to theirs. He is also still in love with Wendy. But, will they be able to be together in the end?
Ah, that is a question. Willa does a lot of growing in this book and her relationship with Matt has changed her for the better. I think you will be surprised what an eye opener Matt has become for Willa, whether they are able to stay together or not, his influence has left a lasting mark. Elora was having a rough time the last we saw her, and you will learn so much more as to why she is the cold hearted Queen we know her to be today.
And Loki, the gorgeous, sarcastic, and strong Vittra Markis. No one knows if he is a good guy or a bad guy. Does he truly have feelings for Wendy or is he playing her to gain strength for the Vittra? Well, this gets answered in 'Ascend', and man oh man, it will be…interesting. He brings a spark into the mix that is fun and scary at the same time.
I think I liked and was annoyed by each character of this book at some point or other. I was annoyed at Tove for being so nice and responsible, but liked him because he was so nice and responsible.
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At the front door, she hugged me tightly and promised me everything would work out the way it was meant to. What if everything was meant to be a disaster? I went over to my dresser to take off my jewelry, but I kept staring at the ring. It was really beautiful, and when Tove gave it to me it had been so sweet. When I took it off, I glanced into the mirror on the back of the dresser, and I nearly screamed when I saw the reflection.
Finn was sitting behind me on the bed. His eyes, dark as night, met mine in the mirror, and I could hardly breathe. He lowered his eyes, looking at a small box he had in his hands. I meant to get back in time to give it to you on your birthday.
What I got you. But now it seems like poor taste. And here I am, the night before your wedding, sneaking in to give you a ring. We both know that. It was too late to change anything, to take anything back. Not that I could have, even if I wanted to. He looked down at me, his eyes mesmerizing me the way they always did. He reached up, brushing back a tear from my cheek. He set the box on the dresser beside me, and his hand went to my waist, pulling me to him.
I let go of the dresser and let him. My breath came out shallow as I stared up at him. I wrapped my arms around him, gripping onto him as tightly as I could. He lifted me up, still keeping his lips on mine as he carried me over to the bed. Finn lowered me down on the bed, and he was on top of me within seconds. I loved the feel of his body on mine, the weight of it pushing on me. His stubble scraped my skin as he covered my face and neck with kisses. His hands went to the straps of my dress, pulling them down, and I realized with some surprise how far things might actually go tonight.
I reached up, unbuttoning his shirt so fast, one of the buttons snapped off. I ran my hands over his chest, delighting in the smooth contours of his muscles and the pounding of his heart. He leaned down, kissing me hungrily again, and his bare skin pressed to mine. His skin smoldered against me, his mouth searched mine, and his arm was around me, holding me tighter still. As we kissed, my heart swelled with happiness, and a surge of relief washed over me when I realized my first time would be with Finn.
But that thought was immediately darkened when I realized something else. My very first time might be with Finn, but that would also be my last time with him.
I still had to marry Tove tomorrow. Not really. I had the kingdom to worry about. A war was imminent. People were suffering and dying. He only stood there for a moment. We were together when we could be. Hidden moments and stolen kisses. I get that. You deserve more than I would ever be able to give you, more than I would ever be allowed to love you.
I wanted to repeal the laws so maybe someday we could have a chance to be together. And even if I can, I am marrying somebody else tomorrow.
I hope the two of you find nothing but happiness. Willa would be so upset with me if my face was red and puffy tomorrow. I went into my closet, fighting back tears as I changed out of my gown and put on pajamas. On my way back to my bed, I noticed the small box on my dresser, the present from Finn. Slowly, I opened the box. It was a thin silver band with my birthstone, a garnet, in the center of a heart.
And for some reason, the sight of it broke me down. I lay down on my bed and sobbed. Altar I wanted Matt to walk me down the aisle.
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Marksinna Laurent would probably get me overthrown on the grounds of insanity. But at least Marksinna Laurent and the other Trylle had no control over whom I allowed in my dressing room. She really only helped button up my wedding gown, and she tried to comfort me, but that was all I needed.
Her dress was lovely too, but it should be since she picked it out. It was dark emerald with black embellishments. I want her to look perfect. You know that, right? Her brown eyes were warm and concerned. Smiling, she held her hand out to me. And you were a brat.
I love you. She gave him a quick kiss on the lips before ushering me out of the room. Now we really have to book. Before we even reached it, I could hear the music playing. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were lined up outside the doors, waiting to enter until I arrived. Garrett smiled when he saw me. One of my bridesmaids had my bouquet of lilies and handed it to me.
I felt a bit better gripping onto something, as if it kept me anchored. As the wedding party walked down to the aisle, I kept swallowing, trying desperately to fight back the overwhelming nerves in my stomach.
It was only Tove. There was nothing to be afraid of. He was one of the few people in the world I actually trusted. I could do this. I could marry him. Willa gave me a small wave before she turned down the aisle. Duncan was behind me, straightening my train out the best he could, but the music hit the crescendo, and it was my turn to go. Duncan stepped back from my dress, and he and Matt gave me encouraging smiles.
I stepped on the green velvet carpet running down the aisle, littered with white rose petals from a flower girl, and I thought I might faint. The ballroom was packed with people, and they all stood and turned to face me when I entered. Rhys and Rhiannon were in the very back row, and Rhiannon waved madly when she saw me.
I knew many of the people from my work running the palace, but I had so few friends here. Tove stood at the altar, looking almost as nervous as I felt, and that made me feel better somehow. We were both scared, but we were in this together.
Elora sat near the front, the only person in attendance not standing, but she was probably too weak to stand. It was a genuine smile, and it pulled at my heart.
I walked the two steps up the altar, away from Garrett, and Tove took my hand. He squeezed it and offered me a subtle smile as I stood next to him. Willa moved around behind me, smoothing out my dress again. On top of being in charge of changeling placement, he was certified to perform Trylle weddings.
He stood in front of us, dressed in a white suit, smiling nervously. The congregation sat down behind us, but I tried not to think of them.
His father was here, standing guard near the door, but Finn had probably left again. He had work to do, and I ended things with him. Therefore it is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly — but reverently, discreetly, and solemnly.
I jumped and looked back at the door, the same way everyone did. Matt was standing just outside the open doors, but Duncan had run down the hall. I tossed my bouquet aside, gathered my skirt, and raced from the altar. Willa called my name, but I ignored her. Duncan and Matt rushed at him, but the two Vittra guards Oren had with him grabbed them both. As soon as the guards touched Matt, I raised my hand, and using my abilities, I sent them flying backwards.
They slammed into the back wall, and I kept my hand up, holding them in place. He clapped his hands at that, the sound muffled by his black leather gloves. The Vittra were stronger than the Trylle, Oren especially, and Tove had told me that my abilities might be useless on him. Matt and Duncan stood up, both a bit dazed by the immediacy of my response. She lowered her eyes and kept still. Both she and Oren wore all black, which was a bit of an odd choice for a wedding.
I wanted to be able to focus all my energy on Oren if need be. I could feel Tove standing a few feet behind me though, and that gave me more confidence. Just my wife and two guards to help me travel. Nothing else. I assure you, Princess, I plan to hold to our treaty as long as you do. Provided, of course, that you do the same. He was taunting me. He wanted me to launch an attack, to hurt him, so they could fight back. I might be able to defend myself and a few of the people, but all our guards and trackers were gone.
My wedding would turn into a bloodbath. Now you look like the old hag I always knew you were. I will not ask you again. Finally, he shrugged, as if it were nothing to him. So I will be seeing you soon. Oren turned and stalked out, not even waiting for Sara. She gave me an ashamed smile before chasing after him. His guards finally picked themselves up off the floor and hurried to catch up. Duncan stayed in the doorway, and using my mindspeak I told him to make sure that Oren and Sara were really gone.
Everyone else was looking to me, waiting to see my reaction. He held out his arm, and I took it. Duncan stood in the doorway, and he mouthed the words all clear. I smiled appreciatively at him and turned back to the Markis. With a few simple words and exchange of rings, I vowed to take him as my husband until death.
We sealed it with a quick kiss, and the guests erupted in applause. Interlude Thankfully, between the wedding and the reception, we had a brief interlude while they cleared out the chairs and set up the tables and the dance floor.
I splashed cold water on my face, and that helped clear my head, even if it did drive Willa nuts. I dried off my face with paper towel once I felt better, and she frantically reapplied my makeup.
We left the bathroom in time for Tove and me to make our grand entrance as husband and wife. When we walked in, Garrett stood up and introduced us as Prince Tove and Princess Wendy Kroner, and everyone applauded again.
The chandeliers that were lit during the ceremony had been shut off, so the room twinkled with fairy lights strung everywhere. Candles glowed on the tables. The whole room smelled of lilies from all the flowers. When the dance finished, the orchestra resumed, playing something by Bach. I would have to dance with anyone who asked.
Garrett stole the first dance with me, and Aurora danced with Tove. I imagined she would stay all night, no matter how weak or tired she got. Willa cut in to dance with me once, which was nice. She made me laugh, and that felt really good. I carried all my tension in my shoulders, and by the end of the night, I knew they would ache like mad.
I caught sight of Matt, Rhys, Rhiannon, and Duncan sitting at a table in the back when a Markis was spinning me about. That was the only thing I could think of that would be worse than dancing. I was annoyed and surprised to find out how many people used this opportunity to talk to me about some bill they wanted to pass, what family they wanted their child placed with, or to complain about taxes.
It was hard to stay away from his sweaty torso anyway, because his belly was so rotund. His massive hand would probably leave a sweat stain on my back from trying to hold me to him.First, let me address the fact that I do love the series as a whole. Finn - quiet, strong and determined to do what's right, and Loki - dark and seductive, a sworn enemy who once saved her life.
Worse still, Loki had Vittra blood.
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