Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched by Amanda Hocking

About the Book:
Switched is the first book in the Trylle trilogy written by Amanda Hocking.This book was first published in 2010, when the author self published it as ebook. And sold a lot of copies and still does.
The sequels are called Torn and Ascend. This is something different, a fantasy books without vampires, witches, werewolves etc. But instead there are trolls :)
She is also known for her series The Hollows, with demons.

ISBN13: 9781453688939
293 pages

Read: January 2012
Language: English

Summary: (From Goodreads)
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.

The Story:
Wendy grows up with her big brother and her aunt. After her mother was put into mental hospital, after trying to kill her when she was 6 years old. 11 years later Wendy is starting to noticing she doesn´t always fit in as much as she would want to. But the day a mysterious boy called Finn, confront her with it, she woun´t belive him. If she is to thrust Finn, she has a another family out there, a family not like any other.
Is she suppose to thrust him and leave everything she knows, was her mother correct the whole time.
   One day someone tries to kidnap her, but Finn comes to her rescue, and they need to dissapear for a while. Where will he take her and will she fit in.. And why would any one want to kidnap her..

My Opinion:
I really loved this book. It was something totally different. Trolls xD haha So awesome. Liked the new idea about them being trolls. Even though they looked like pretty people. :)
But all in all this story had me hooked from page 1. And things happened all the time.
And even though there where moments that was slower.. You just continued to read, because you fell in love with the characters. Yeap not character but characters :) I was not so fond of the main character. But there are several cute boys in this story :P And they totally won me over.
I couldn´t really make up my mind which boy I though she should hook up with. I hoped all of them xD But that wouldn´t be an opportunity xD haha
I gave this book 6 out of 6 stars

And I am super excited to get to read the sequels. Mainly because it´s well written and I wanna know what will happen etc.. But I really want to read more about these cute guys, and I need to know who she will end up with :P So yeap.. I already pre-ordered my copies of both the sequels :D YaY

Also check out:
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- My review of book 2 (coming soon)
- Book Trailer for a Trylle novel

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?? Have you read any of her other books :)



  1. I'm kind of hesitating with this book. I haven't gotten it yet though. But now that you say its really good, I'm sure I'll pick it up shortly! Thanks so much for the review! <3

  2. Thanks for the great review !
    Trolls ? that sounds very unique !! And I love to be torn between two boys when I read book so I'll definitely get a copy of this one soon :) !!

  3. I've been tempted to pick this one up just for it's gorgeous cover, love it! And cute boys? Sounds good to me! I'll have to give this one a try!