Sometimes sorry isn't enough....It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better—the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen.
This was a very thrilling books and I easily sped through it! It has a thriller, horror vibe to it, with a mythology twist to it!
This book follows two completely different people: Em and Chase. Em is best friends with Gabby. Em has a crush on Gabby's boyfriend, Zach, and when Gabby leaves town for break, Em and Zach begin to do things. Things that a girl probably shouldn't be doing with her best friend's boyfriend.
Chase lives in a trailer park and has tried very hard to ignore his poor life and be the popular persona. Then Chase meets a girl, Ty, and Ty becomes everything for him. But Chase has done something very cruel and his involvement with Ty might cause everything to unravel.
Both Em and Chase are being haunted and stalked by three girls. These girls want them to pay for what they've done and are not beyond killing for it.
I already mentioned that his book is like a horror/thriller hybrid, with a touch of mythology. The mythology in this book is very strong, but this book had so many realistic elements. Sure, it's much darker than real life, but the elements that caused the two to be chosen, the setting, and even the events were very real. Even the more paranormal parts felt real. This book was incredibly intense! The pacing isn't incredibly fast, but I actually liked that. The pacing slowly lead up, getting darker and darker as the book went on, until you finally get to the really intense moments. I love it when a book does that. And so I also sped through the book, wanting to see what will happen to the characters. It's kind of like when you know something horrible will happen but you can't help but watch.
As for characters, there was an interesting mix. I liked Em and while I don't approve of cheating, I don't think she deserved any of this and I was rooting for her to make it through. I felt bad for Chase at first and I did like him. You don't know until practically the end what he did that was so bad and it is very horrible. I hate him for it, but he didn't really deserve it either and It's obvious that he feels guilty about it.
For other characters, Zach is an asshat. Really. I think that they should've gone after him instead of Em. I liked Gabby and I liked their friendship, even though we didn't get to see much of it. My favorite character though is JD. He's kind of Em's childhood friend and neighbor and I loved their relationship and I loved how sweet and goofy JD was!
Lastly, I would like to say that I liked how the book ended. <highlight to view spoiler>Zach got what was coming for him. I probably would have been more in disbelief about this book if the Furies didn't go after him<end of spoiler>
Overall, this was a very thrilling book that keep me turning the pages! It was very dark and incorporated mythology in an interesting way. I am very curious as to what will happen net and definitely plan on continuing the series!
Meaning: I liked it