Review: "Switched" by Amanda Hocking (Trylle Trilogy, #1)

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Review: "Switched" by Amanda Hocking (Trylle Trilogy, #1)

Post by LunaRowan » 02 May 2015, 09:02

Book Details:
Title: Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published: January 2012- St Martin's Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-00631-8
Pages: 293 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Rating: 5 of 5
Read In: 2 days

My Review:
Most young adult novels follow a similar pattern- girl meets boy, girl falls hopelessly in love with boy, something tears girl and boy apart, girl gets into trouble, boy runs to her rescue, the end. Many very popular series follow this model successfully and become huge hits, like the Twilight Saga and House of Night series. Others miserably miss the mark and land with their face in the mud. Thankfully, Amanda Hocking's Trylle trilogy is off to an amazing start in Switched.

Female readers everywhere will fall in love with girl's main squeeze, the mysterious and hard-to-get Finn. "Girl" is Wendy- she's clumsy and scatterbrained and you can't help but feel for her, especially in her fight for Finn and her struggle to remain herself while everyone around her demands she be someone else.

This particular story has one quality I feel really sets it apart from the rest- there are no vampires. I was a little disappointed myself at first, but Trylle are something better than vampires, they're trolls. But not in the living under bridges eating goats sense, but in the magical abilities, lots of money and glam fashion. Now what makes these creatures better than vampires? They don't have to drink blood to maintain their abilities and composure, so aside from the overall waning of abilities among their species, they really have no weaknesses.

I really enjoyed this book, aside from the infuriating ending. I seriously recommend waiting the extra month after publication to buy the second at the same time, because the need for the next book is far too strong! I could not put Switched down for two whole days and it leaves me sad it's over.

I give Switched five out of five stars only because I can't give it six, and I strongly recommend any fan of young adult novels not miss out on this series.

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Post by carol_avoni » 02 May 2015, 15:11

I strongly agree with LunaRowan. I got the first book as a gift last year. At that time I was sick and had to stay in bed for 2 months ... it was great because the trilogy kept me busy for 3 weeks ;)
Simply love it! I needed a pause from the whole vampire books (wich I do like but after reading all of the vampire diaries...I was a bit tired..) so it was perfect. No doubt it gets 5 stars from me!!!

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Post by caylalynch13 » 11 Jun 2018, 09:44

These books are very good and you can never tell what's going to happen next Amanda Hocking is a great writer

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