Switched by Amanda Hocking
Release Date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback, 318 pages
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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…
This edition includes the bonus story "The Vittra Attacks".
Oh my!! I absofreakinglutely loved this. Yeah, no doubt about that. I actually finished this whole series in three days.. Oopsies :)
So I actually started this like 6 months ago. I read the prologue, forgot about it, and moved on to another book. Just shoot me now. I didn't know this book would be such a ride. I was like, "Whoa, a mother claiming her daughter is a monster and trying to kill her. Yep, the usual. Now let's move on to something else." That was totally me.
There were things I liked and things I didn't like so much in this book. Of course I do. I liked the whole idea about the trolls. Very original. Brava, Ms. Hocking. Actually the trolls are called Trylle. Trylle are only a tribe. There is the other meaner one called the Vittra but we won't get into all that trolling business right now. (Eh, see what I did there? Trolling?)
I liked Finn at first, but the more I thought about him, the more troubled I am. Wendy was attracted to Finn when she at school. They went to this dance together and all that. Finn was trying to do his job and bring Wendy to Forening (how do you pronounce that?). He was trying to not get too close to her (which I totally get, don't wanna get smited by your boss, eh?), but that doesn't been he can be a total bastard about it. He was all sweet one minute then he is all out in meanie jerkface mode. Ugh.
Of course, Wendy still feels very attracted to him and puts in a move here and there. Finn is such a stupid guy. He is like the I-know-we-can't-be-together-so-I-won't-try-to-fight-for-our-relationship-but-I-still-wanna-suck-your-face kind of hero. Since Finn is basically the slave and Wendy is the Princess, it's the forbidden kind of relationship. *oohs and ahhs in the background* Yes, people, it's the forbidden kind of relationship. *nods solemnly*
Another thing that ticked me off was Elora. She is such a b*tch. She's all like, "A princess should do this. A princess should do that." I'm sooooo tired of her. She's only lived the princess life for an hour. Don't expect her to adjust so quickly. What pissed me off more was that Wendy didn't even stand up for herself. She just stood there and listened to Elora like the good little princess she is. Thought sometimes she talked back and I'm just cheering her on like, "You go, Wendy! Kill them bitches." I might have been a bit too excited about those parts ;)
What I did really like was the plot of the story. Very original and I think the writing flowed really nicely. I think this was great! Eh.. Still doesn't like Elora much though..
One more thing, I was really tired of Finn and Wendy's we're-totally-screwing-our-eyes-at-each-other-I-wanna-kiss-you-so-badly-but-can't thing. Half the time, I'm just like, "Go make babies already! You know you want to.. OH YES.." Okay, that might be a bit inappropriate.. MUAHAHAHAHA
Looking for books that's original..with trolls in it? You found it!