Before I began reading Ascendant I was expecting your typical Young Adult paranormal romance However after reading a couple of chapters I realized that this novel ad so much to it There is nothing typical about this story I was beyond excited that romance took 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 11 Before 12 happen next Most YA paranormal books that Iave read in the past POISONS D'AVRIL have somewhat predictable twists and turns but I was not prepared for some of the things thatappened in this book Author Rebecca Taylor was successful at keeping me on my toesCharlotte the main character of Ascendant is both The Theory Of Industrial Organization heartbroken over and obsessed wither 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 LAbyssin happened toer mother Charlotte delves into some dark and dangerous territory that she Promise of Power has to useer brains and bravery to get out of As a main character I felt Charlotte was extremely likeable I loved Ever Dark her and was rooting forer as the novel progressedAscendant s plot moved uickly enough to keep me on the edge of my seat and wanting 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 uick 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 themIf you are looking for an exciting and entertaining book to read this Summer I Christian Faith 101 highly recommend Ascendant Rebecca Taylor s debut novel is an original fun and suspenseful paranormal mystery and it will definitely leave you wanting There was suspense and a great love story Iighly recommend this for all YA lovers I can t wait for the next one but she isn t done writing it yet This was great incredibly interesting dark and scary mysterycrime I don t even know what genre I would better place it Somehow at the beginning I missed the point this is a YA and was surprisedThe suspense gets built very fast not explored fully I mean the characters could The Math Workshop have depth and developed the story moves on very fast I wasoping to get to know what Babys Bathtime happens and I could not guess I wasoping for Charlotte to be a little bit sensible She Left Me the Gun hahaha But it was UNIUE Iave not read anything on this topic before It also draws the sense Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) how world one country may be controlled and is a piece of spider s web How sects work underneath andow influential they are for the rest of the society and one may never knowplus Charlotte wants to find the truth about Its Just Been Glorious her mum s disappearancewhich makes it so complex All the findings bring so many loose ends and creates a complex truth at the end Four stars because main character at around mid of the book start to become so annoying at times throwingerself at the danger falling right into the trap and aiming for it I mean if she knew the family Cell has stolener belongings and will do everything to kill Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, her if they got a chance why would you drag yourself there Why would you deny anyelp and crush to the 1st guy you Fusiliers have if you knowe is the one you want to be with and LIKE to be with What was it about going for the one who took you away without even asking your opinion without letting you to express yourselfThese were the faulty parts why I was getting angry at Charlotte and I am looking forward for the next books to seek the explanation I was The American Nurse hoping for but obviously this is trilogyand first book can t solve it all can it A month ago if you dave Dangerous Desire have said careful you could getooked on YA novels I d The Little Book of Puns have said right not really likely Color me wrong I purchased and read Ascendant as a return of a favor from Rebecca Taylor the author Our pathsad crossed through social media and she d referred me to a research source It seemed like an euitable exchange to acuire and read Ascendant It was a rewarding decision to be sure The plot is well drawn and clever the characters are without uestion sympathetic rich fascinating and some of them downright menacingThe story line swirls around sixteen year old female protagonist Charlotte Stevens and the disappearance of er mother Elizabeth four years previous without a trace a clue or a shred of evidence After striving mightily to eek by day to day over those intervening years Charlotte and er author father are separated by dark necessi. 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allure with everyone arounder I can understand their adoration but there was not so their love felt too sudden and unrealisticOverall this was a solid debut from author Rebecca Taylor There are flaws with the storyline and the writing but it was entertaining and some revelations were unexpected in good wayThis book was provided by the author in exchange for an A Foxs Love (American Kitsune honest review 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 The main character Charlotte smart and determined to figure out whatappened to The Provocateur her mother and willing to go to great lengths to get answers Iighly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read and a great mystery Loved this book I couldn t put it down I just finished it and I want to read it again because I miss the characters and the suspense of the mystery the main character is trying to solve Charlotte Stephens is an orphan Sort of Her mother s been missing since she was twelve and because Trading Christmas her father Simon Stevens is a best selling author 17 times over Elizabeth s disappearance was a tabloid worthy mystery Four years later Charlotte plagiarizes a final paper on Richard II a play she s read four times because she just doesn t care This sets into motion a chain of events a teenager wouldn t anticipate Her principal notifies Charlotte s emergency contacter father s literary agent that Simon Never an outbreak has shown up to a disciplinary meeting sloppy drunk Twenty fourours later Charlotte is on plane for England to stay with an uncle she s never met while Pride her father dries 25 starsThis was a Goodreads win for me and I really wanted to like this book the premise sounded interesting and I love stories set in London Unfortunately the unlikeability of the characters lack of character development of the secondary characters and a ridiculously unbelievable love triangle ruined what mightave been a good storyWhile this wasn t self published it certainly seemed like it was Usually I can overlook grammatical and other errors particularly if it is a self pub book but since there was ostensibly an editor the errors in this book of which there were many were too glaring to ignore The number of words that were used incorrectly tomb instead of tome for instance grammatical errors and even plot errors at one point Charlotte reaches up and touches Men her cross whichas supposedly been missing for uite a while and which she gets back at the end of the book were totally unacceptable and grated on me and as I read the bookCharlotte Stevens is a sixteen year old girl who after Isotopic Carbon having been caught turning in a paper that she downloaded from the Internet even though she was perfectly capable of writing the papererself is being sent to England to stay with The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) her mother s brother a man she s never even met This isappening not because she cheated but because when Step Out of Your Story her father a famous author of popular fiction came in to meet with the vice principale was drunk and ended up The Eyes of the Dead having to checkimself into rehab and she Rules for a Lady has nobody else to stay with becauseer mother disappeared without a trace years earlier While in England Charlotte finds diaries Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles her mother wrote before she was born diaries that start to clueer in on what might ABC haveappened to Odd Man In her mother She also reconnects with Caleber uncle s Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale housekeeper s son who she met when she was seven ande nine when she visited nine years earlierUnfortunately I just couldn t connect with Charlotte on any level She was overly dramatic at times and cold and bitchy at others particularly when it came to Caleb and she really didn t Parking Lot 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Must try to solve the puzzle box decipher er mother’s old journals and figure out who is working to derail Sacred Landscapes her efforts and why The family manor contains many secrets andidden Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, histories keys to the elegant mystery Charlotte called mom andopefully a trail to finding e.
Ty for the duration of the summer She is swallowed up in series of sad and painful events that will propel er to Somerset outside London to the Spencer family ancestral Girl Reporter home Gaersum Aern It is whereer mother was raised and Charlotte once visited at the tender age of seven It is ere in England that the story assumes velocity involving spectral images magic astral planes pentagrams Ouroboros Dragons puzzle boxes personal challenges secret texts and strange rites of initiation to the occultI genuinely against long odds loved this story It is the clever work of a gifted imagination Rebecca Taylor s prose not only advanced for a first novel is at times truly elegant I am anxiously awaiting the next episode in what promises to be a cracking trilogy Brief synopsis from the book coverWhen I was twelve my mother disappeared I was the first person to never find erI m sixteen now and she Gingerbread Heart has never been found alive or dead I m not the girl I shouldave beenWhen Charlotte Stevens bright but failing is sent to stay at er mother s childhood ome in Somerset England Biz Talk-2 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 fromer mother clues to Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, her family s strange past ander mother s disappearance Charlotte must try to solve the puzzle box decipher A Historical Atlas of Tibet her mother s old journals and figure out who is working to derailer efforts and why The family manor contains many secrets and The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, hiddenistories keys to the elegant mystery Charlotte called mom and Italian Warships Of World War II hopefully a trail to findinger My ratingStory 3 out of 5 starsWriting 3 out of 5 starsCharacter development 3 out of 5 starsOverall 3 out of 5 starsReviewI thought the concept of the book was intriguing and there was plenty of mystery which made the story interesting Despite the fact the plot develops slowly the story was original and captivating this is what kept me going till the end At times it was difficult to understand what was Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) happening and where the story was going The book is the first installment in a Trilogy and feels like an introduction that sets it up for the remaining books in the series as not a lot isappening in this particular book The characters were depicted realistically It was not difficult to put yourself in their shoes and feeling just as confused as they are trying to figure out what is really Critical Social Theory and the End of Work happening and who can be trusted Overall this is an interesting book To fully understand the story line and to do it justice you will need to read the complete trilogy I wouldn t recommend reading this book as a standalone This review is also available at The Not So Literary HeiressesWhile this book is far from perfect I m glad I stuck through it until the end It took me awhile to actually get into the story the characters are far from being likable and there are times when Charlotte s reactions feel awkward ander decisions pissed me off but the mystery of The Traps her mother s disappearance and connections with the past kept me goingHaving loster mother at a young age without any explanation why Charlotte was torn between wanting to find out what Simple Wicca happened toer but fearing that Protect Your Purity her idealistic memory ofer was all a lie Although the mystery unfolded a bit too slow for me most of the uestions were answered in the end and even though I found some discrepancies throughout the book it was entertaining enough for me to read on I liked the part when she was reading Theatre Histories her mother s diaries it gave readers a bit of a backstory regarding the older characters I think the most interesting character for me is Elizabeth Stevens Charlotte s mother when she was youngerThe book was open ended but I like the fact that there was no cliffanger Yes there is an opening for a possible seuel but that doesn t mean you ave to wait until then to unfold the premise s mysteryI will not classify this as romance to do so I d ave to rate this book pretty low I Yobo hated Charlotte s love interests It seem unnatural that Caleb is mad overeels in love with The Last Runaway her just because of one kiss when they were kidsHe sighed and shutis eyes I love you Charlotte He opened Sanctuary (The New World Series, his eyes and looked straight into mine there was no uestioning thate meant it I ave loved you since I was nine e smiled There Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) has never been anyoneanyone but you The fact thate professes to being in love with Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories her since 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Rebecca Taylor is the author of Her Perfect Life available from Sourcebooks Landmark on June 2 2020 She lives in sunny Colorado with her husband two teens and two tragically spoiled dogs