Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: The Ascendance Trilogy [two books] by Jennifer A. Neilsen

The False Prince (Book 1)

[summary from goodreads]

THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats

First off, I think of this book is an urban fantasy which have a magical characters, magical creatures, blah,blah of whatsoever. Haha! I'm just curious about the cover, you knew I fond judging a book by it's cover. Yeah, I'm a worst reader ever. So who cares?
By the way, I bought this ebook and read it on my phone but I need to convert it in .jar files. So, let's fast forward. I write this review to outburst my emotions so you could feel it too. Oh, sympathize me, please. Lol!
Sage is a 15 years old orphan boy. A thief and a teribble lair. Connor, a patriot regent who bought him but I hate him so much. I gonna kick his ass. Then, there's a two boys: Roden and Tobias. Sage's competitors. I don't love them, I want to take their heads off. Just kidding. Now, I'm talking nonsense here.
It is the first book of ascendance trilogy. Yes! The False Prince is abosulotely intense novel that I ever read in the history of my life. I extremely enjoyed this story. The characters is very real and each of them has personality and motivation. I admire Sage for being arrogant and stubborn. He's good on pickpocketing, I want to learn it too. Just kidding again.
Somehow, the story is a little bit predictable. Then, I was relieved when I fall to revelation moment. Ah, I smirked so wide as a nile river. Yes, my prediction is true. Well, this is the end. I have no words to tell. I recommend this book to all 15 years old and above. I'm looking forward for the book two. That's all.

The Runaway King(book 2)

[summary from goodreads]

A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen's blockbuster THE FALSE PRINCE!
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!

Sage is now King Jaron of Carthya. Oh see? That's incredible. He's been hiding for almost four years. He's been bought by Cannor to be candidate as a royal decoy (false prince) and reveal himself as a lost prince. As a young king is not easy. The civil war is coming. There's a threat in his life. He is desperately need to flee to keep the crown. Aw,that's dreadful. Now, he was 'Sage' again.

First think first, I'm not very good reviewer. Reminder, I'm not proffessional b'coz It is not my proffession. Haha! I just sharing my terrible thoughts on what I'm reading. That's all! No violent reaction. Understand?

Let's proceed to our discussion. This is another story of headstrong boy. Tss. A compelling book. A beautiful crafted book. A book as one of my favorite. A book I was dying to have as a hardcopy because I only have an ebook and nothing more.

I can't predict the way Sage doing in this story. It makes me turn and turn the pages and don't stop reading until my eyes' hurt. Okay, a relieve when I caught his real motivation.

I like Sage, no I love him. I'm totally inlove with him. This book is aweful because climbing on the cliff is not simple with broken leg. Gah! Spoiler.

What about the villian? I want to kill them all except for Roden because he lost his vanity at the end of the story. Then, Imogen confessed her feeling for Jaron, ow! That's hurt because we already know that he is bethrothed to Princess Amiranda. Fortunately, this story is not focusing on any romantic scenario. Not a problem. BUT I want to explode the nuclear bomb now!! I hate cliffhanger! Yessh! Cliffhanger is high! Super high!

I'm craving for more. Uh-oh, I'm really depressed now because wether I like it or not, i must wait for the third book. It will publish on march 2014. I recommend it to everyone.

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