by T. Marie Alexander
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Zola Flash - Book 3
Publication Date: August 13, 2018
Publisher: T. Marie Alexander
Genre: Scifi | Fantasy
Available from: Amazon
Escaping to Earth changed Zola’s life forever. She found happiness on a foreign planet. And she found truths from an unlikely ally.
Zola has never wanted to claim her throne…
Because now, the people of her planet need her.
And she’s tired of running.
It won’t be easy taking on an old and controlling group of power-hungry dictators, though. And she’s going to need all the help she can get to claim her crown and prove the Court has been wrongly guiding the galaxy for centuries.
Zola was once an innocent marred by war.
This time, though, she’s not so innocent anymore.
The Ascending by T. Marie Alexander (Zola Flash, #3)
Zola was the intended queen to ascend to her family’s throne and now she can wait no longer to take the position she never wanted on Frizzlea, a world foreign to her, yet her home. Since leaving Earth, she has grown, realized that the fate of her home planet could lay in her hands, yet still, she is just a teen, not a warrior. Can Zola gain the trust of her people, the very ones her family left behind years before? Perhaps there is another better suited to lead her people, the one once discarded by her family…the one who would see Zola dead if she could…the one whose powers far surpass Zola’s?
The Court has their own agenda and will do anything to prevent Zola from taking her rightful crown, including killing her, but will their plot to hold the iron grip they have on the galaxy be thwarted when Zola makes her appeal to the masses trapped under the thumb of oppression? Will they follow her when she is in love with an enemy?
Pin is King of his world, but the Payohlini are the bitter enemies of Zola’s people. How can she prove his people are not the monsters of the past? Why should they believe this young girl with nothing but her word and her uncontrolled powers? Oppression makes strange and unexpected allies…but rebellion can bring death.
T. Marie Alexander is back and I couldn’t be happier or more impressed! THE ASCENDING packs a powerful punch as each page ramps up the tension, the action and the intrigue as Zola is caught between having the maturity of a teen in love and a princess determined to fight for what is right; freedom for her people. T. Marie Alexander has done a remarkable job of fleshing Zola out, of allowing us to watch her grow, while keeping things real with some teen angst, insecurity and a maturing of the starry-eyed love she has for Pin. Zola begins to question things, to take a chance on going with her gut! She also will learn what family means, what hardship looks like and what loyalty feels like.
If you want a high-powered young adult reading, with its emotional ups and downs, along with some rapid-fire action, this entire series is definitely “out of this world!”T. Marie Alexander has done herself proud!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from T. Marie Alexander!