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Ascendant 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

  • Title: Ascendant
  • Author: RebeccaTaylor
  • ISBN: 9781939173331
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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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    1. RebeccaTaylor

      Rebecca Taylor is the indie author of ASCENDANT, winner of the 2014 Colorado Book Award and a Library Journal National Self e Select title MIDHEAVEN THE EXQUISITE AND IMMACULATE GRACE OF CARMEN ESPINOZA, and her latest release, and RWA RITA Finalist, AFFECTIVE NEEDS.She obtained her BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Colorado, Denver, and her Ed.S in school psychology from the University of Northern Colorado In addition to writing, she works as a school psychologist She lives with her husband, two children and two dogs in Denver, Colorado She loves to travel and spends probably too much time on the interwebs planning trips When she s not planted in front of her keyboard, she likes to watch movies on Netflix, camp, read, do jigsaw puzzles, hike, drink tea, snow ski, swim in the ocean, watch people, eat peanut butter, run miles to nowhere on a treadmill, troll bookstores, stare into the abyss, and worry that she should probably be writing instead You can learn about Rebecca and her work at rebeccataylorbooks

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    1. 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 and her decisions pissed me off but the mystery of her mother's disappearance and connections with the past kept me going.Having lost her mother at a young age without any explanation why, Charlotte was to [...]


    2. 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 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. M [...]


    3. 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 highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read and a great mystery.


    4. 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.


    5. There was suspense and a great love story. I highly recommend this for all YA lovers. I can't wait for the next one, but she isn't done writing it yet!


    6. This was great, incredibly interesting, dark and scary mystery/crime - 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 have more depth and developed - the story moves on very fast. I was hoping to get to know what happens and I could not guess , I was hoping for Charlotte to be a little bit more sensible, hahaha! But it was UNIQUE, I [...]


    7. Charlotte Stephens is an orphan. Sort of. Her mother’s been missing since she was twelve, and because 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 contact, her fat [...]


    8. A month ago if you'd have have said, careful you could get hooked on YA novels I'd 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 paths had crossed through social media and she'd referred me to a research source. It seemed like an equitable exchange to acquire and read 'Ascendant. It was a rewarding decision to be sure. The plot is well drawn and clever, the characters are without question, sympat [...]


    9. Reseña de / Review from: atrapadoenlalecturaREVIEW IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH3.5/5Ascendant es un libro de Rebecca Taylor publicado por Crescent Moon Press. Para todos los que no vivan en Estados Unidos y lo quieran comprar, lo pueden conseguir por (el libro está en ingles).Sinopsis:Ascendant trata de una chica llamada Charlotte, cuya madre a desaparecido hace ya 4 años. Nunca encontraron el cuerpo de su madre (ni vivo ni muerto). Un día Charlotte decide copiar un trabajo práctico de Inte [...]


    10. 2.5 stars.This was a 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 might have been a good story.While 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 s [...]


    11. I had a hard time sinking into Ascendant at first, but once I did, the book left me wanting to read more. I'll have to get the second one in the series, "Midheaven." The 16 yo protagonist, Charlotte, is relatively relatable; although, she definitely made some poor choices in this story that left me scratching my head.


    12. Since I read these books continuously, one after the other, I decided to post a combined review. In general, I enjoyed the premise of the story and the events that occurred to take it forward. The story is written decently and will ensure the reader continues on until the end. The author manages to build up some amount of mystery and intrigue.However, the protagonist is decent at best, but she gets rather whiny and annoying. Her attentions are directed towards the two guys showering her with att [...]


    13. From: evelinesbooksThis book is a good YA debut of author Rebecca Taylor. It has some flaws, but overall it's an entertaining read.The book is about Charlotte, who has to go live with her uncle in England because of her father's alchol problems. Her mother has been missing for quite a few years. In the house also live Caleb, her childhood crush who still has a crush on her and Sophie, his sister. Charlotte discovers her mother's diaries in a closet and with that stumbles upon clues that could le [...]


    14. Yeah, I just got the message I have won a copy from the First Read giveaway. Can't wait for it to arrive! Yeapeeee!* does a happy dance* P.S. Real review when I read it of course. :D08.12.2013 Got my book yesterday! :) *runs off to read *18.03.2014 So life got in the way, but here I am finally writing my review.Warning: The following review may contain spoilers.I loved the book! I want to thank very much Mrs. Taylor for sending it to me. I have read it 3 times by now. It's interesting and very c [...]


    15. Note: This is a combined review for both Ascendant (book 1) and Midheaven (book 2). Because I had never heard of this author or her books, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the books. From the description, it sounded pretty good so I thought I’d give it a try. The characters were very real. Charlotte was brave in a very believable way. She was terrified most of the time, but she realized that she had to put her fear aside if she was going to be able to do what she needed to. Charlotte, Cale [...]


    16. The book left off in such a way that a second book is inevitable. It left a lot of questions unanswered. The characters were great. The storyline was creative. I expected it to be witchcraft, but was, again, delighted that the author thought outside the box.The only drawbacks were the numerous grammatical errors, spelling errors, and missing words. I realize that no one is perfect. People make mistakes. However, when paying for a published book, I kind of expect that the publisher would take the [...]


    17. There were many parts where it became very confusing and you had to keep reading parts over and over again to try and make sense of it.As for the romance, both Hayden and Caleb seemed to get very clingy and desperate and I think they were both too 'in love' with get very quickly when they both barely knew her. Caleb knew who she was all those years ago and Hayden, really, just wanted a physical relationship. Both of them didn't actually know her properly. Despite this, I did like the plot line, [...]


    18. Entranced from page oneI'm surprisingly dumbstruck by this brilliant story & anxiously anticipating reading the next book in the trilogy. A suspenseful storyline full of love triangles, unexpected plot twists & characters that engulfed every heart-wrenching emotion. I'm truly hooked on this new author I found while searching for a new book to read on ohfb (One Hundred Free Books). On to read the next in the series, Midheaven.


    19. This was an unexpected and fun read! I'm a sucker for settings in England, and this book was no exception. I really enjoyed the mystery, especially the symbols and references to alchemy, and the unpredictable conclusion. At times I wished I knew more about how Charlotte was feeling, specifically in regard to her relationships with Caleb and Hayden. Overall, a well written, unique YA read with a strong female lead!


    20. I loved the book. I would found myself sneaking times to read it. Would head to bed and say just a couple or two and would find myself at 12:30 1 in the morning reading. I highly recommend this book to every one who enjoys a good mystery. Each chapter I read, kept me intrigued, not sure what was going to happen next. Rebecca kept up the great work. Looking forward to reading more of your books. Thank you


    21. I thought the beginning was pretty slow, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I liked that the main characters weren't perfect like they are in many novels. I was disappointed by the ending, but I didn't realize she was working on a second one, which I am looking forward to reading.


    22. This is a great book full of mystery and romance. What happens to Charlotte now that she knows? Does she get back with Caleb? What does Emerick try next. To much left not answered. Can't wait for the next one.


    23. More thriller-like than I expected which gave the two stars. Started slow, more interesting about halfway through. What annoyed me the most was that there were LOTS of grammatical mistakes, like "Where there" instead of "Were there".


    24. What could be more perfect on a cold winter's day than a good book and a hot cup of tea. Couldn't put this down and can't wait to read what will happen next.



    25. It's an amazing book! The way it is written is great. You fall in love with the characters so fast! It was sort of confusing I must admit





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