Return of the Ascendant

Return of the Ascendant

by Raine Thomas


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ISBN-13: 9781939453099
Publisher: Iambe Books
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Return of the Ascendant 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
A truly magnificent story as Kyra learns the truth of who she is as she fights her way back home. Home to a planet she doesn’t even remember. But once there she may wish she never returned. She slowly remembers her past and the person she once was. Someone who wasn't very nice. Not to mention, a race of aliens wants her dead. And her own parents are less than loving towards her. Her future seems like a losing battle with only one small flicker of hope: Ty. She is starting to remember him and their shared feelings for each other. Forbidden feelings. But as she remembers, her feelings only grow stronger. Will they have a future together? Can she be the leader the prophecy claims her to be, or will she fail before she even is given a chance? Ever since I read Thomas' THE ASCENDANT in the anthology TAKE ME TO YOUR READER, I got a hunger for this one. I was giddy with excitement when I thought of there being more of Ty to read about. I needed more than a few pages of him and Kyra, and here we get it with this one. And I can honestly say that the hunger was justified. Thomas did a fantastic job bringing these two together once again and building the feelings between them. I loved watching their feelings grow into something that was new to us, even though they had experienced this many times before. Yes, I absolutely loved the story. Like love-loved it. It is amazing the lengths that an author will go to, to make a story not only enjoyable but memorable as well. From the well written storyline, to the excellent constructed characters all the way to the perfectly executed ending. And ending that gives you a conclusion for this book but a wanting for the one to come. Read it, loved it, recommend it! 5 Out of this World Stars!
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
Fast-paced and full of heart-pounding adventure, Thomas takes readers on a ride they won’t soon forget as Kyra learns the truth of her heritage in Return of the Ascendant. I am in awe of Thomas’ sheer writing ability, in love with Ty, and dying to know what happens next. Thankfully, Thomas does not make it a habit of leaving her readers on a cliffhanger, and while this novel is the first in a series, it does have an epic conclusion that helps tide readers over as we await the next installment of this amazing alien series. Currently residing on earth, the only planet Kyra consciously knows she’s ever lived upon, her world comes crashing down as a handsome and mysterious stranger enters her life, carrying her away as the shadows creep down upon her and her friends. Complete with romance, epic battles, and a plot that thickens at every turn, Kyra’s story is sure to entice readers from the very beginning, drawing them in and not releasing until the very last page. As Kyra slowly begins to remember her past and accept her future as the Ascendant, the ruler of worlds, she must battle the rigid and unforgiving etiquette of a society she wants nothing to do with, and a group intent on stopping her from accepting her right as the Ascendant. It’s heart-pounding fun, and I will admit that there were multiple times that my entire body tensed as Kyra and Ty found themselves up against the odds, facing difficult, dangers, and even heinous situations. This one is a MUST read; I highly recommend it to all NA lovers 18+–reader beware, there are a few hot hot scenes, hence the age warning. There is also a short novelette prequel to this novel called” The Ascendant,” which focuses on the memory Kyra shares with Ty concerning a car accident. While explained well enough in Return of the Ascendant, this short novelette is well worth the read as it is more specific and sheds light on the story. I read the novellete first and was dying to read The Return of the Ascendant by the end–”The Ascendant,” too, is indeed a must read. Find it in the Take Me To Your Reader Anthology.
SavanahLappin More than 1 year ago
Amazing as usual. Action, Suspense, Romance, a feisty heroine, and her sultry protector all make for a "couldnt put it down" read. Well done, Once again, Raine!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Faerie-bookworm More than 1 year ago
I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review. So, I read the blurb and thought "this sounds pretty good". Boy was I wrong, it was better than good. It took a little bit to get into, maybe like 4 chapters, but after that I couldn't put it down. The characters were easy to relate to and fall in love with....mmmm Ty. What's great is that you find out things as the characters do so questions are constantly running through your head and I love that. I'm curious by nature and most of the time even if a book doesn't really grab me I have to know what happens. This one definitely grabbed me and still hasn't let go even though I've finished the first book. Thankfully I got my hands on the second one!!
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: Return of the Ascendant is a fun read for sure! It has everything a paranormal romance should have: forbidden love, mind reading lovers, a villain you love you hate, secretly discovering you are the ruler of the galaxy, etc. . . . The characters are fun if not a little cliche, but I can’t hold it against them. Kyra is a wonderfully strong female lead, and I enjoyed cheering for her. I enjoyed the plot lines, especially the concept of aliens who come to Earth to learn “lessons” in order to be better people when they return home. I had a really good time reading this book, but there were a couple of things that kept bugging me as I went on. When I first picked up the book, I thought, “Oohh The Ascendant, that sounds fun! I wonder what The Ascendant is!” I’m still wondering. What the fudge is the Ascendant?! I figured since it was in the title I was sure to get a good explanation, but I still have no clue. There was a brief mention of a myth or prophesy and a vague reference to “ruler of worlds,” but I want to know more! Further, I was constantly baffled by Kyr’s complete lack of interest in finding out anything about the alien planet she’s supposed to rule. There’s plenty of time in the beginning of the book for the steamy Ty to explain all of the back story to Kyr, but he never did, and she never asked. I mean, I understand that she would rather make out with him than discuss galactic prophesies and politics, but geez! They can’t get it on all the time. What about the several hours of car trips? Did they sit in silence the whole time? It’s incredibly frustrating. The only other thing that bothered me is that I couldn’t seem to come up with a good concept of pronunciation of the alien words. I would really enjoy seeing a pronunciation key somewhere in the book. I know the author made some attempts to let us know how to say the titles and words via muddled context clues, but a pronunciation key would be much simpler. Would I recommend it: I would absolutely recommend this book to any lovers of Paranormal Romance. It was a fun, entertaining way to escape for a couple of hours! While I probably won’t read it again, I’ll definitely read the next book in the series . . . after all — I’m still waiting to find out what it means for Kyra to be the Ascendant! As reviewed by Sara at Every Free Chance Books. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
BeccaShambley More than 1 year ago
I became a huge fan of Raine Thomas' work with her first book, Becoming, which is part of the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy,  I knew I loved her by the end of that trilogy, and didn't think she could improve. I was wrong. Taking place initially on Earth, she literally takes you out of this world with colorful, clear, and descriptive images, to the point that  it's like watching a mental movie. I won't summarize what the book is about, there's other reviews for that:) but, I will say that if you enjoy paranormal romance,  this is the ticket. With every book, Raine's writing grows, and you just can't pass up taking a shot at it!!!! :) Unlike so many indie authors,  she writes clearly, concisely, and without the grammatical nightmares that are topped with typos. I am a total nitpik about things like  that, so for me to say it, it's serious:) Just give it a shot, I promise, you will enjoy your trip to another world. :)