WARNING: This blog is created to share our opinion about books, and also for news about books. We are from Chile (Caro) and Argentina (Fede), so we actually talk in spanish. This blog is a chance for us to practice the language while we share our thoughts.

Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor

Ascendant is a book from Rebecca Taylor published by Crescent Moon Press. For all the ones who don’t live in the USA and want to buy it, you can get it on Amazon.

Although the book has some editing mistakes (the Font is too short and the line spacing was too small), I can’t say that the book was bad.

The book has a really good story, but on some moments it gets a bit confusing (maybe because I am not used to read in English). I think that this book would have more star rating if those editing mistakes wouldn’t be there. The reason why I say this, is because on some moments it gets too hard to read it.
About the story, we don’t see this kind of stories everyday, which I think is unique. The book is open-ended, so (and confirmed by the author) it will have a second part.

We see Charlotte as a girl who tries to get everything she wants to know more about her mother, and, although she is a great character, I would her to be more determined when we refer to Hayden and Caleb. I can’t deny that on some moments this love triangle is great, but on some other moments it gets too tiring.

On this story we will see a lot of mystery, and all the hints that Charlotte gets, and all the symbols that this book has, give this book extra points. In this I have to congrats the author, because the symbols are easy to remember because they are named a lot.

In conclusion, I think that this book should get a re-edition with some readjustments related to the editing process I said before, and it could be a great book, and why not, translate it to other languages.

Thanks to Rebecca Taylor for sending me her book to Argentina.

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Moon Press (June 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939173337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939173331
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
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 apentagram 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.


  1. Hello from the author! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ascendant. You will be happy to hear the publisher has revised and reissued the book because of those typos--much to my relief. The second book in the series will be out later this year-Midheaven. I would love to have my books acquired by foreign publishers for translation-if any are interested they should email me directly! Thank you again.

    1. ¡Hey Rebecca! Glad to hear from you again ^^, It's so cool to have a new edition with those things fixed, congrats!! I hope you get foreign publishers really soon! ^^,

      Your welcome :D