Thursday, January 26, 2012

Switched - A Review

Switched - Amanda Hocking (Library Thing Early Reviewers)


Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon.  Prepare to be enchanted…
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…

My Thoughts:
What a solid start to a new trilogy. Being a fan of Paranormal style books, I found this one about the Troll world refreshing and new. The characters were interesting to say the least. I found that almost all of them had traits I hated and enjoyed. Making it hard to decide if I like or even trust them. Wendy is like able and not at the same time. Sometimes I found her to be incredibly narcissistic and other times you see snippets of vulnerability that makes you want to comfort her. 

Elora I want to throttle but acts much like I imagine a queen would act. Rhys , I just end up feeling bad for. Tove, I can't decide if he's trustworthy or not. Finn I adore but most of the time want to smack him upside the head. There's a handful of other characters I assume will have more play in the other two books. 

All in all not a bad way to start a series, I'll be checking out the next book as well. Curiosity has grabbed me by the collar and I would like to see where the story is going. 

Author's Website: Amanda Hocking


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh, so glad to hear you enjoyed this one. :) I've been curious about it. Thank you!