Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Switched by Amanda Hocking Review

Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 318 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Trylle Trilogy #1


Synopsis:
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…


Review:

WOW! Boy does she know how to write a page-turner.

The first book of the series, Switched, introduces us to Wendy Everly. Not being the most popular girl in school, constantly dealing with her admittedly bratty attitude is one thing, but at the age of 17 (almost 18), Wendy also must come to terms with the fact that she’s a troll. No, not like the toy or the beasts that live under bridges, rather the model-like, incredibly wealthy and powerful ones living in Förening, a secret community for trolls of the tribe Trylle in Minnesota. When they’re born, Trylle babies are taken from their troll parents and given to human host families where they establish trust funds that ultimately fund Förening. When they’re old enough, Trackers are sent to retrieve them and bring them home. When Wendy’s Tracker, Finn, comes for her, not only does she have to adapt to her new identity, but surprise surprise, she also recognizes her feelings for him.

This is my first Amanda Hocking book and I absolutely loved it. I read it it one sitting and thank goodness I bought the rest of the books or I would go crazy if I didn't know what happened next. I don't know why but her writing is so addictive and I didn't want it to end.

The relationship with Wendy and Finn was a little... how do you say, complicated. Wendy isn't suppose to have feelings for Finn and Finn knows the risks, but Wendy doesn't care but Finn does. So what does he do? Pushes Wendy away even though they both have mutual feelings for each other.

There was lots of other supporting characters like Tove, Matt, Rhys, and Willa. I liked Tove the most. Maybe because he'd seem calm and loyal.

Overall, I really much enjoyed this books and I am really looking forward to more Amanda Hocking's books.

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