The Ascended by Tiffany King
Release Date: December 15, 2011
Series: The Saving Angels #3
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
The Ascended is the final installment of The Saving Angels Trilogy. With Krista's life in turmoil, she is now struggling with the responsibilities that have been passed down to her. With the help of Haniel and her friends, Krista risks everything, including her soul, to march into the den of the Dark Angel. Their only chance for survival is for Krista to find the courage to accept the new role that fate has bestowed upon her, even if it means losing her loved ones forever.
After how much I loved the ending to Forgotten Souls, I jumped right into The Ascended. I really wanted to see Krista standing on her own without Mark--getting stronger, finally. At first, she didn't really do that and I was disappointed. But then the story went on and she DID. Krista turned into a character that I like! I can't even explain how happy that makes me.
I still want to be bestest friend with Shawn and the couples are still adorable. I didn't get as confused with who was coupled with whom this time. And I was right, there ARE two Pauls! And I even felt some of Krista's jealousy when being around the couples. And--goodness gracious--I missed Mark. I was happy to see Krista not depending on him anymore, but I still wished he could have been around for this to happen. But that kind of defeats the purpose, so... *sigh*
HANIEL. That guy still continued to grow on me and I like him so much now. I wasn't too impressed with his love story, though. Haniel is one of those characters that was great the way he was, and though it was nice to see him soften a bit throughout the books, there was a limit to that for me. But then again, I like Haniel and want him happy. I guess we can say that I feel conflicted over this.
When I started reading this one, I had a set idea for what I thought would happen this time. For the most part, what I thought would happen DID. But then there were a couple of BIG things that actually surprised me. Those things made me feel "WHOA" enough that they made up for what I had easily predicted. And the ending...the end of this one was okay. I didn't feel overly fond of it or anything. It did make sense and it was cool, I was just hoping for something more BOOM. To me, it felt anticlimactic.
Overall, I was happy with this third book and enjoyed reading it just as much as the two before. Also, I'm definitely wanting to pick up another Tiffany King book. Soon.
Oh, and I still heart Mark ;)