Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ascendant
Author - Michelle Zink
Genre - YA/Fantasy
Pages - 392
ISBN - 0061490024

Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully trained unicorn hunter, but she can't solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend, Giovanni, has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend's powers seem to be mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid can't help but feel that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are nothing but impossible dreams.


So when she's given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she want--or can she? At Gordian headquarters, deep in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and most of all her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world? (description from Goodreads)



The second book in the Killer Unicorn series is well, a bit boring. It has its moments but comparedwith the other book, rampant, it is less thrilling and more of a love story.

Astrid is back of course so are the other order of the lioness girls. Cory has a problem though, she is loosing her unicorn magic powers and its a dangerous situation it also apprears she is getting sicker and weaker day to day, : it never explains why this is happening to cory and really does not aderess the problem. Astrid this time around is a bit annoying and i felt disconnected from her. She is selfish and self-serving this time. Things are changing at the Cloisters too, the church has decided to step in, and makes some unwanted changes.

About halfway through the book i just wanted to stop reading and move on, it got wonky. The interaction with he unicorns are not mainly through hunts this time, is mainly through Astrid and the einhorns, while this was nice (she even names them) i liked when she was at the cloisters more. Then the story gets REALLY wonky, Astird suffers a coma and things start to reveal themselves, with giovanni, with brandt (yah..brandt is back) with Martin Jaeger and  the unicorn expieraments. I think the only really good part of the book that i really enjoyed was about 90% in. There is action there and emotion.

While Ascendant was Ok in its own right, it is a bit of a stalemate for me, i loved Rampant though and i am curious to see what happens in the next book, I want to know what happens to Cory the most and I want to see Phils 'save the unicorns' campain work.

1 Comment:

  1. Sally said...
    I keep seeing these books around and am never sure if I would get into them. I liked your review though (I think I would like the love story side of it!)

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