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Switched (Trylle) (edition 2012)

by Amanda Hocking

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Title:Switched (Trylle)
Authors:Amanda Hocking
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 336 pages
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Tags:switched, trylle, trolls, fantasy

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I received this book from Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

I am really shocked to read such negative reviews. I think sometimes people over analyze books. They are meant to entertain,to take you away from reality and that it definitely did. I found it very entertaining and well written. I look forward to reading the remaining books in the series. ( )
  Kathryn_Brown | Dec 1, 2014 |
Ok, so it is not Shakespeare. It was not even aimed at my age group. bBut it was very engaging, enjoyable and yes I could not put it down. Ended rather abruptly. ( )
  Urthwild | Nov 29, 2014 |
Book 1 of The Trylle Series

"A few things made that day stand out more than any other: it was my sixth birthday, and my mother was wielding a knife. Not a tiny steak knife, but some kind of massive butcher knife glinting in the light like a bad horror movie. She definitely wanted to kill me."

Wendy never understood why her mother wanted to kill her or why she hated her so much. She accused Wendy of not being the child she gave birth to. Her brother Matt told her not to worry about it. ”Their Mother was just crazy” he said. Matt told her that she could never hurt her again since she was locked away.
Wendy was never able to shake the feeling that she was different somehow and just didn’t belong. Was she ready though for the shocking truth of who she really was? A creepy but good looking guy from school named Finn claims to know who she really is. He says he has come to bring her home. Now Wendy must choose to either stay with her brother or go with Finn to an unknown world.

I really enjoyed this book. Look forward to reading more of this series. ( )
  KathyWoodall | Oct 29, 2014 |
Like any teenager, Wendy has often felt like she doesn't fit in. Even her own mother went crazy on her, telling her she wasn't her child, and her brother Matt is about the only one who's ever looked out for her. She's a picky eater and can't stand to wear shoes...oh, and she discovers she's actually a changeling, a troll or "Trylle," and did I mention the daughter of the Queen?

After a few books in a row that didn't work for me in one way or the other, it was really fun to rediscover my enjoyment of YA fantasy. The story suffers a little from predictability and setting up the trilogy, but I enjoyed getting to know Wendy and the other characters she meets - especially Finn, Rhys, and the other returned changelings. This is a solid traditional fantasy story that reads fast, and I'm looking forward to starting the next book soon. ( )
  bell7 | Sep 15, 2014 |
I'm going to be honest , this book didn't wow me or move me. I know that there are a lot of people out there who love this book and will probably disagree with me but I didn't like it. The only reason I'm given it a two is because it was refreshing to read a YA that wasn't centered around vampires or werewolves, angels or magic. Yet even though it was refreshing it still lacked anything.

At the start of the book Wendy tells you about her mother. That on her 6th birthday her mum had snapped and tried to kill her because she didn't believe that she was her daughter. It started really well at first and I couldn't put it down as the first few chapters gripped hold of me and wouldn't let me go. But then it just went downhill from there the moment she met Fin. Wendy ends up falling for a guy she couldn't be with (wow....how original) while possibly having feelings for two other boys her mother wouldn't approve of either. It all read like a really bad fan fiction. I don't think it was very well written or thought out but that's just my opinion.

The lack of character development frustrated me. Even though its a book set from Wendy's point of view, there wasn't enough about characters such as Matt & Maggie. When Finn came along, told her who and what she was and whisked her away in the middle of the night they were forgotten about. While she was still at home with her brother an aunt, 70% of the time Matt & Maggie were mentioned it was Wendy telling you how they had reacted to something, or what they had done. You never got to witness it and in a way I feel like Amanda was trying to detach you as quick as possible from them because they not only play practically no part in the rest of the book, but they are hardly even thought of.

It had the potential to be a really good book but sadly after the first few chapters it was nothing you haven't seen before. Then again, she's made millions from it so she must be doing something right.
Thinking I would love it due to some of the reviews that I've read, I've already bought the other two before reading this ( something I never do for exactly this reason to be honest). I'll have to give them a chance and see if it grows on me. I don't see that happening though. ( )
  Staciesnape | Sep 14, 2014 |
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A few things made that day stand out more than any other: it was my sixth birthday, and my mother was wielding a knife. 
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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.
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Always different--
Never did she understand.
Can this stranger help?
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When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.… (more)

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