Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!!
I have really enjoyed this series and I am sad to see it end! I thought Ascend was a perfect conclusion, especially with the bonus short story at the end. The world that was created was so interwoven with our own that it made it hard not to believe in the possibilities!
Wendy is a different person in this book than in the first. She grew so much as she accepted her destiny and made it her own. This is one of the things that I loved about her.
She accepted her destiny, but she also refused to accept those things about her new society that she felt were wrong. Instead, she strives to make change, to make a rather stagnant society grow with her. She has met with a lot of opposition from those traditionalists, but she stays true to herself. The message there is inspiring.
There is a lot more action in this book, lots of twists and turns. There were also some deeply emotional moments that truly tugged at the heart strings. My feelings for various characters constantly changed throughout the book... loving them one moment and annoyed by them the next!
I loved this series and its premise and I am sad to see it end! I gave it 4.5 mugs!