Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Review #331 - Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking

Switched (Trylle, #1)

What if your entire world was built on a lie?

Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she’s not the monster her mother claims she is – she does feel that she doesn’t quite fit in...

She’s bored and frustrated by her small town life – and then there’s the secret that she can’t tell anyone. Her mysterious ability – she can influence people’s decisions, without knowing how, or why...

When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night – her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.

Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring – not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about.

The fate of Förening rests in Wendy’s hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever...
My Rating: 4/5
Given that I consider Amanda Hocking one of my favourite authors, I am not sure why it has taken me so long to read what it probably considered her most well known novel.
It reminded me at times of The Replacement with the whole changeling aspect. I really liked the idea of the Trolls as it was entirely unique.
When it was first established that Wendy was not only a Troll, but also a Princess I thought that I had read this before. However, I was surprised by how unique it was still able to remain.
I really liked both Finn and Rhys, but just hope this is not going to develop into a love triangle.
The ending was amazing, and as soon as I finished I went straight to the local Library to get the second book Torn.

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