Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REVIEW: SWITCHED BY AMANDA HOCKING.

Title: Switched
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle #1
Edition: Paperback
Publication: January 3, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Bought
Pages: 318
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

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.

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NOTE: If you're looking for vampires, wolves and angels, THIS ISN'T THE RIGHT BOOK!

When we hear the word TROLLS, we immediately think of that ugly doll with a very weird hair. In this book, trolls of what Amanda referred to as TRYLLES gave a new meaning to it (except for the hair). Tyrlles here are very powerful and take not , BEAUTIFUL. They were (as per description) not human, they have greenish skin colors but the body anatomy aspect is the same as ours. They hated shoes (of all things) BTW. At first I thought I should not have purchased the book but once more, my impressions have proven me wrong. The way Amanda wrote it was quite leveled up compared to the other books I've read. The story though was lacking something (maybe to make the readers want for more) because there are important things left hanging that's why I bought Torn. Characters didn't give all necessary info like how or why Princess Wendy needed to be saved. You just have to get Torn to know the real deal! HAHA.. But IMPORTANTLY, this book made me care and value my family MOST because I would've done what Princess Wendy did -- escape just to get HOME.

"A foolish man thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows he doesn't."

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