Thursday, June 21, 2012

YA Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched is the first book in the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking and a YA novel from St. Martin’s Griffin.

Book Blurb:

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:

Wendy Everly is not your typical seventeen year old.  She is not interested in boys, fashion or the latest gossip.  She doesn’t have a driver’s license and barely tolerates school.

Her brother, Matt, and her guardian, Aunt Maggie, try to encourage her to get involved, to try harder - but they cut her a lot of slack because of the trauma she suffered as a child.

Now attending the latest in a long line of public schools, Wendy is annoyed that the new guy is paying such close attention to her - it’s creeping her out just a little bit.

The new guy is Finn Holmes and he really is paying close attention to Wendy.  He is a tracker and he’s been sent to find Wendy.

Wendy is a changeling - a Trylle - and not just any Trylle. She is very powerful and has already started manifesting powers.  Powers that need to be controlled.

But Finn is not the only one looking for Wendy.  A rival tribe, the Vittra, are also looking for her - and they would love nothing more than to snag her right out from under Finn’s nose.

Switched is an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading the next two installments in this trilogy.

I give Switched 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250006317
ISBN-13: 978-1250006318 


Paranormal_Reads_Reviewer said...

I really enjoyed Switched as well. If I remember correctly, I gave it 5 stars. It was very hard for me to put down (and I'm also very picky when it comes to reading YA).

Red Tash said...

Thanks for sharing your take on it!