Book Review: Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking

Posted March 16, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 5 Comments


Switched (Trylle Trilogy)



Title:  Switched
Author:  Amanda Hocking
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal
Size: 293 pages
Release Date:  January 3rd 2012
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Stand Alone or Series: Trylle Trilogy #1
Source: LibraryThing

First Line:  “A couple things made that day stand out more than any other: it was my sixth birthday, and my mother was wielding a knife.”

Summary (from GoodReads):

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might’ve been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – and it’s one she’s not sure if she wants to be a part of.

Favorite Quote from the Book:

“I wanted to show you that it’s not all cold and intimidating,” Finn explained. “I wanted you to see something warm and beautiful.”
My Thoughts:

Switched was a delightful departure from most of the Paranormal YA reads out there.  Why? Well, there’s nary a Vampire, Witch, Werewolf, Faery or Angel to be spotted.  This book is about…of all things…Trolls.  But these are not your mother’s Trolls.

Throw out all of your preconceived notions and prepare for a fun and touching journey that will introduce you into to Hocking’s amazing Trylle mythology. This is a fast paced and very enjoyable read.  And it is refreshingly different from many of the YA books that are out there.

I did have a little trouble at first acclimating myself to the story. I’m not sure if it was Hocking’s writing style or Wendy’s selfish behaviors but by the time I was about 1/3 of the way in  I was quite hooked and couldn’t put the book down until I found out how it all ended.

It’s easy for me to see why this series is so popular and while I didn’t absolutely love it…I enjoyed it enough to pick up the second book. I think that this story has a lot of potential for out of the box thinking and I have a feeling that Hocking’s writing style and character development will continue to improve and that I’ll like Torn even better than the Switched.

Was it worth my Time?

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5 responses to “Book Review: Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking

  1. I’ve heard a few say that the first wasn’t that good but the second and third are awesome. But I’m okay with seeing three stars, as long as you liked it! I hope to pick it up soon.

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