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  • Posted September 11, 2010

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    review taken from One Book At A Time http://onebooktime.blogspot.com

    After reading Rampant and enjoying it, I was hoping Ascendant would live up to it. I was surprised at the direction the author decided to take this one. I pretty sure anybody that it's an animal lover might have issues with it. I liked the story but had a hard time stomaching some of the issues the unicorns face. It's actually kind of heartbreaking. Plus, there's still the focus on sex and virginity. It's not in your face, but it's hard to not notice the small paragraphs talking about 15 year-olds losing their virginity just to avoid dealing with the unicorns.

    Astrid grew in leaps and bounds in this one, but yet in some ways remains your typical teenager. In the beginning you can tell, she's still all about her duty. I'm not saying she likes killing unicorns, but she doesn't see an alternative. And she doesn't see what good all of her cousin's lobbying to protect the unicorns is going to do. But, in her days to day dealings with unicorns at Gordian headquarters, you can tell the direction she's headed. And this is a way she's a typical teen, she believes she can single-handedly save them all.

    Her relationships in this one are really interesting. Of course the minute Giovanni lives to go back to the states, she begins to doubt her relationship. Which of course leads her to do stupid things. She's also far to trusting. I also like how her relationship with her cousin changes. At the beginning of the book, they are in different places. I think they reach a real understanding of each other in the end.

    My only real disappointment is learning the author doesn't plan on writing a sequel anytime soon. The book wraps up without a real cliff hanger. But, I don't think the story is over.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    will there be a third

    will there be a third

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Hmm

    I thought id hate the book cause it had less action but it was actully really good. I hope she comes out with a next book. The ending is such a cliff hanger.....i didnt like it much either....Anyways it was still really good though not as good as the first in the series.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    Reviewed by Joan Stradling for Teens Read Too

    In RAMPANT, Diana Peterfreund introduced us to the darker side of unicorns and Astrid, the unicorn hunter. In ASCENDANT, Astrid's adventures continue. Now a fully trained unicorn hunter, Astrid is given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and go to France to help in discovering the Remedy. Unfortunately, leaving Rome doesn't solve Astrid's problems. She is put in charge of a herd of Einhorns and discovers there's more to the unicorns than she thought. This revelation makes her question many things in her life; her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and her duty as a hunter. There weren't as many instances of sexual tension and passion as in the first book, and I liked ASCENDANT more because of this. The introduction of new characters and the further development of previously introduced characters added to the story and made for an enjoyable read. I look forward to more from Peterfreund in the future.

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