Author: Amanda Hocking
Reading level: Young Adult
Size: 293 pages
Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Stand Alone or Series: Trylle Trilogy #1
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.
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