Apr 1, 2011

Review--E-ARC Ascension by Sable Grace

The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed -- vampyre, demons, shape shifters -- and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen...and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission -- to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity -- Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort. . . Ryker, a demigod and fierce warriour who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motives and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both...

I received this E-ARC from NetGalley for review.

Sable Grace's debut, Ascension is quite an interesting read! The heroine has sass and wit plus attitude which is how I like my heroine. She's not timid or docile. She's tough as nails and strong and knows exactly what she wants.

What made me like this book a lot was the Greek mythology weaved into the story again. 2 books in 1 year, who would've thought?! This is not a world we are totally familiar with, it's still Earth but at a different time where the gods are ruling, but there is an entirely different set of rules involved. There are bad guys as well who are supernatural creatures. It took some time to adjust to the new world setting but it was still rather interesting. 

And of course I loved the Scooby-Doo reference that popped up and I used in a past teaser! Scooby and Scrappy were even mentioned a few paragraphs later!

Despite the complexities of the world, the plot was simple enough. Find the key to lock the gate to stop the monster and other bad things from escaping. But to do that Kyana must work with Ryker, her sort of old flame. There is some past between them and it didn't end happily so Kyana isn't too thrilled to be working with him again.

It was told in third person p.o.v. and the switch from being behind Kyana's shoulder to Ryker's was compelling. It allowed you to see what they each thought of one another, the feelings deeply buried inside them. And when the danger starts striking the ones Kyana cares for most in the world she is willing to do anything to save them.

Overall it was an interesting read. I will admit to having my mind wander a little bit here and there, but I think it came from being in a completely new world than what I'm used to. And it ended with a sort of unfinished-business-in-some-ways cliffhanger, so I will likely look into the next book as well.

My rating then is a 3.5/5 stars! A truly great read for a debut author!


  1. Great review! I liked this one! There seems to be a rash of novels coming out right now or soon that deal with greek mythology.

    Aimee @ Coffee Table Reviews

  2. Going to read this next, so I didnt read the review... glad you liked it =D



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