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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking
Reviewed by Gina
Rating: 4 stars
Date Read: 12th Januray, 2012
Date Published: 3rd Januray, 2012
Blurb: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 discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.
Review: Well this book had imagination and a heck of a lot more going for it. Trolls....now that is something I’ve never heard of before and it was genius!! I love it when authors think of something new that hasn’t been done before and this book captured me. If you’re wondering why I’m giving this book lots of praise but not five stars then here’s you’re answer...There wasn’t a lot of character development but don’t let that steer you away from this incredible book. Because it has so much more to offer.
When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother tried to kill her, claiming that she wasn’t her child. Since then Wendy has felt out of place and different. But after she notices the new boy, Finn, staring at her in class she knows something is up. And when she is attacked and saved by Finn she finds out why she is different but also special. She is a changeling, someone who was switched with a human.. She is a troll to be exact or as they like to be known, Trylle. Wendy is whisked away to a secret place where she finds out that she is a Princess and she needs to be protected. But there is so much that Wendy doesn’t know and no one will tell her. There is so much in store for Wendy but at least she has Finn....right?
I loved the idea (as I mentioned before) but I also liked the character of Wendy. There wasn’t a lot of development but I loved the fact that she cared about her host family and didn’t want them to worry about her. She kind of knew what she wanted but there was one thing she was certain about. She needed Finn in her life.
Finn was so sweet, what with her saving him but there was also a forbidden romance as he is a Tracker and they are below royalty. But the ending...oh the ending was oh so sweet but then something happened that just defeated the purpose of that happy ending. I was not happy. But I am looking forward to the rest of the series to see how their relationship develops.
There were some other good characters and I want to know more about her real mother in the future of the book. But overall this book was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it all. And Amanda left it on a good ending which I thought was good as it kind of ended the story well but left a question lingering. What will happen next?? Well I can’t wait for the second to come out in February/March
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