Thursday, 21 June 2012

Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched (TyrelleTrillogy #1) by Amanda Hocking
Pages: 303
Pub date: July 12th 2010


What if your whole life was built on a lie?

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…


*Many spoilers and a very log rant ever on this blog!

Wow. Just wow. Switched is a not my typical. There were many things i loved and didn't like. The story starts with Wendy as a little girl and how her mother tried to kill her saying how she wasn't her child. At this point i found myself saying "what?!" and then craving for more. As the story progresses we meet Finn. Finn tells Wendy that she's a Changeling and that she should return home, where she belongs. With Finn we also meet Vittra- the baddies. Wendy doesn't know what to do until she's desperate and wants to save her loved ones. She's coming home to Tyrelle.

Before i had read Switched i thought it was about Fae's but now i think that i am utterly stupid. We are talking about new things here guys! Amanda has hooked me with trolls i tell you! Trolls! Who would have ever guessed?

Two or three things i didn't really like were Finn, Wendy and the pace. One, Finn was really cold and didn't let his feelings out. He was like a statue. He didn't even tell Wendy the important things that she needed to do or attend to. Moreover, he didn't even say a proper good-bye to Wendy when he left! Although i didn't like him that much i still think that i would like to see more off him in the next book. Wendy was a great character to read but sometimes i just couldn't take her. She acted like a damsel in distress.

What i did like in this book was the plot and how it made me grab it when i had a chance to read. The plot of this book is what i call truly amazing. Trolls in YA book are very rare. Nobody talks about them except in the shadows. I think that Amanda did an excellent job with holding everything together and not get the reader get lost. Every time, i started to read in the middle of the book i knew what was going on and who was who. I think that this is the hardest thing that the author can acomplish. However, the pace of this book was slow then fast then slows again. So it is confusing, sometimes.

Another thing or i guess a character that i loved was Tove. Tove was a gentleman. He was kind and sweet. He was an ideal boy that you would love to meet in real life. He is psychic. He can't read minds but can move things around by his will without touching anything and sees peoples' emotions.

To conclude, Swiched is a must read for all people. You can't let it go and definiley unique. I ned to read the next book ASAP!

Ooooh my! So good!

My rating:

Perfect but not that perefect.

About the author:

I live in Minnesota with my dog, two cats, two fish, a turtle, and my roommate/assistant/platonic lifemate, Eric. I actually live in Austin, a.k.a. SPAMTown, USA. They invented SPAM here, and the town is quite proud of it.

 I do many things, most of them lame and boring, but the thing I get paid to do is write young adult books. *From her blog.

Learn more about Amanda Hocking at:


  1. OH MY GOODNESS ON TOAST. Is that the UK cover? It's beyond gorgeous! Lucky! And, I'm glad you ended up enjoying it! I love this whole series. And, actually anything written by Amanda :)

  2. I loved the idea of trolls too! I LOVED this trilogy. I read all three in three nights back when they were self published. Wendy starts out damsel like but believe me she has a ton of character growth! Also forget about Finn because you meet Loki in the next book and he is swoooooon!

    1. Wow. In one night? that's something.
      Wendy no more as a damsel in distress? A new guy that is to swoon for? I need to read the next book!


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