Monday, June 11, 2012

Book Review: Switched - Amanda Hocking

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…

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I borrowed the trilogy from a friend and I'm so glad I did.  The book is well written and from the point of view of Wendy, who seems very human even though she's a Troll.  Not a Troll like we've come to know them but they basically look human and have special abilities.  She is a Changelling who was switched with a human to be raised by a human family.  So she always believed she was human until she finds out she's a Troll and from a tribe called Trylle.  We learn about Trylle society at the same time that she does so we never get the whole picture since she has a lot of questions and not all get answered.  There is also another tribe called the Vittra and this book includes a short story in the back where we meet some of them.  I thought it was a great book and quickly dove into the second one.

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