zondag 26 augustus 2012

Book Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she's not the monster her mother claims she is - she does feel that she doesn't quite fit in...

She's bored and frustrated by her small town life - and then there's the secret that she can't tell anyone. Her mysterious ability - she can influence people's decisions, without knowing how, or why ...

When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night - her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist. Forening, the home of the Trylle. 

Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring - not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about. 

The fate of Forening rests in Wendy's hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever ...

Buying the entire Trylle trilogy hasn't been a bad decision at all. I just bought them not knowing what to expect in them. I had read so much over the years, most things filled with magic, fallen angels or vampires. Ofcourse I am not hooked on only those genres but in a way they always appeal to me and always will. 

Starting in Switched you jump right back to eleven years in the past. To get to know Wendy her past and its sort of cruesome, I mean what mother will kill her kid right. Only Psycho ones but yeah.

Then you go back to highschool, a troubled teen and everything. You get to know wendy very well so soon. She is a very intresting charachter and you want to know why she does certain things or why she behaves like that. When we meet finn, he sounds jsut like your average stalker teen but you even get to know him better as the book moves allong.
Besides Finn and Wendy you meet a whole line of new charachters, Matt, Rhys, Willa, Aurora, Tove and so many more but it is not hard to remember them all one by one. 

It is to not spoil when I talk about this book cause it is different. Amanda Hocking created a whole new world people could drown themselfs in and it is appealing. It is like fairy tale meets magic in a secret town hidden close by Minnesota. A whole new legend to believe in. It did blew away my mind and I lost myself in the books, not being able to put them down.

Now that I am also finished with Torn, the second book in this trilogy I will most certainly jump start into Ascend the thirth and final book. Can't wait what is in store for me.
At the end of the books there is a feature of new material but I haven't read those yet since I first want to finish the trilogly by itself.

If my opinion counts for you then I have to say a must read!

5 opmerkingen:

  1. As you already know this has been on my to-read list for like forever! After reading your review and seeing your 5 star rating I'll make sure to read it sometime soon! The cover is beautiful btw!

    1. it is gorgeus, and its also in an another colour :P pink with grey haha.

    2. Ohhh nice :P The one I saw wasn't that beautiful.. wait I'll find a link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/8564935-switched

      I like yours better :P

    3. I always in a way end up buying the UK covers haha

  2. It sounds really good, has been added to my to-read list