Friday, 26 July 2013

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched (Trylle #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 318
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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…

If I knew I was going to be reading about trolls, I might have not been interested into reading it. I chose to read this becaues I recently heard that this was orginally a self-published book. If you guys don't know, but I have sort of an obession with self-published book or authors. I can't seem to have enough of them. If you guys know any good self-published books, feel free to tell me. I'll be sure to check them out.

Wendy was nearly killed by her mother when she was six years old. Her mother may have not killed her but she left a scar on Wendy's stomach. She was saved from futher damage by her brother, Matt. I adored the relationship between Matt and Wendy. I loved how Matt was overprotective of Wendy and how he was the one to name Wendy when she was born. Matt is a great representation of a perfect sibling.

Finn is a tracker - hunting down changelings, like Wendy, to bring them back to their home. Finn is hit with problems when Wendy refuses to leave her brother and aunt behind. Words can't explain how much I love Finn. Maybe it's because he and Wendy share a love that is forbidden. If you don't know, but I love reading forbidden love. Something about it is so addicting and sp time-consuming.

I have to say that the ending was perfect. Though it did not end in a cliffhanger it was enough for you to be curious for the next installment in the Trylle trilogy.

Overall, I'm highly impressed with Switched and is extremely amazed with Amanda Hocking's work. She surely deserves to be published.


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