Ascendant

Ascendant

by Rebecca Taylor

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Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor

When I was twelve, my mother disappeared. I was the first person to never find her. I'm sixteen now and she has never been found, alive or dead. I'm not the girl I should have been. When Charlotte Stevens, bright but failing, is sent to stay at her mother's childhood home in Somerset England her life is changed forever. While exploring the lavish family manor, Gaersum Aern, Charlotte discovers a stone puzzle box that contains a pentagram necklace and a note from her mother-clues to her family's strange past and her mother's disappearance. Charlotte must try to solve the puzzle box, decipher her mother's old journals, and figure out who is working to derail her efforts-and why. The family manor contains many secrets and hidden histories, keys to the elegant mystery Charlotte called mom and hopefully, a trail to finding her.

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ISBN-13: 9781939173331
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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Ascendant 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I sat down and read it in a weekend. It kept me guessing all the way till the end and left me wanting more. The main character, Charlotte, smart and determined to figure out what happened to her mother and willing to go to great lengths to get answers. I recommend highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read and a great mystery.
AmandaMarie5187 More than 1 year ago
Before I began reading Ascendant Cover, I was expecting your typical Young Adult paranormal romance. However after reading a couple of chapters I realized that this novel had so much more to it. There is nothing “typical” about this story. I was beyond excited that romance took more of a back seat which allowed me to be sucked into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the main character’s mother. I found myself trying to piece together the clues and try to guess what would happen next. Most YA paranormal books that I have read in the past have somewhat predictable twists and turns but I was not prepared for some of the things that happened in this book. Author, Rebecca Taylor was successful at keeping me on my toes. Charlotte, the main character of Ascendant is both heartbroken over and obsessed with her mother’s disappearance. But don’t let this fool you. She is smart, sassy, and determined to piece together the clues to find out what happened to her mother. Charlotte delves into some dark and dangerous territory that she has to use her brains and bravery to get out of. As a main character, I felt Charlotte was extremely likeable. I loved her and was rooting for her as the novel progressed. Ascendant’s plot moved quickly enough to keep me on the edge of my seat and wanting more, but not so fast that I was left in the dust, confused. There were only a couple of spots where I feel that the action dragged a bit, but the plot was quick to pick back up again. I found everything about the novel fascinating; from the characters and the dangerous secrets they keep to their motives for keeping them. If you are looking for an exciting and entertaining book to read this Summer I highly recommend Ascendant. Rebecca Taylor’s debut novel is an original, fun, and suspenseful paranormal mystery and it will definitely leave you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Gem of a Discovery for YA Readers I have just finished reading ASCENDANT by Rebecca Taylor. This is a remarkably well written new novel, and it is focused magnificently directly for its audience...the YA Reader. Charlotte, the young heroine of the novel, is set in a situation in which she is presented the opportunity to unravel a mystery which, understandably, is very personal and has disturbed her. When she was very young, Charlotte's mother disappeared mysteriously. She actually knows very little about her mother, but has created a fictional picture of her. But that still left her hollow and confused about the real person. Through interesting developments, Charlotte begins to locate items which fully explain her mother's disappearance and the characters involved in that disappearance. The reader is lead through each step and pulled easily to the intriguing end of the story.