By Amanda Hocking
St Martin’s Griffin, $8.99, 306 pages

Ascend: A Trylle Novel is the third novel in the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking. Readers reunite with Wendy as she is forced to make an impossible choice between her heart and her duty. With a tentative truce called between the Trylle and the Vittra, Wendy must quickly find a way to save her people, before she takes the throne. With her birthday rapidly approaching, it is crucial that Wendy becomes who she was meant to be. The future of her people rests in her hands. This book is an exciting, fast-paced read filled with both drama and romance. The feelings Wendy has for her two loves, Finn and Loki, keeps readers invested in the story as they wonder who she will choose in the end. Amanda Hocking is an engaging author with the writing talent to make each of her books exciting. If you are looking for a tale filled with twists and turns, the Trylle series is for you. Trolls are definitely the new Vampires.

Reviewed by Rachel J. Richards