Saturday, September 1, 2012

Week 35 Reviews: Torn, Ascend

From Goodreads:
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she's a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

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 Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it's the only way to save them?

The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn't the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she's about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 

Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she's ready to fight for it.

My Review:
Loved reading these books so much! Amanda Hocking is definitely an author that I'm going to be looking for now, which is always a good thing, there can never be too many books! And wow, were these great books!

No sophomore slump here! And then I was able to just go right on for the next and last book, which was really fantastic! Loved that so much, because it went in a direction that I totally didn't see coming, but worked out just so well!

I think my favourite part of reading these books, was the short stories in them, which meant that we were spending more time in this world, seeing different bits. And I have to say, the short story in the end of Ascend is my favourite!

There were a lot of twists and turns-and kidnappings-and Wendy dealt with them, and grew from a regular human girl, to a Trylle princess, then Queen and leader. I wasn't expecting all the twists (like her picking Loki) but yeah, that choice worked for it!

Really enjoyed this trilogy a lot, it was really entertaining, and I can't wait to read more books by Amanda Hocking!

Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle #2, 3
Read: August 30th, 30th, 2012
Source: Library
Reason Why: Loved the first one, and Torn is a reward challenge book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: February 28th 2012, April 24th 2012

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

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