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Switched

Hocking, Amanda (Paperback - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.
Authors: Hocking, Amanda
Statement of Responsibility: Amanda Hocking
Title: Switched
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
Characteristics: ix, 318 p. ; 22 cm.
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Notes: "A Trylle novel"--Cover
Summary: When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.
Subject Headings: Trolls Fiction Changelings Fiction Paranormal fiction
Topical Term: Trolls
Changelings
Paranormal fiction
LCCN: 2011032801
ISBN: 9781250006318
1250006317
Branch Call Number: FIC H
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Mar 23, 2014
  • StewartM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good book. It's "Princess Diaries" meets "The Iron Fey". The first book is the worst book of the Trylle Trilogy (at 3.5 Stars), but it was still an engaging YA story that made me want to find out what happened next. "Torn" (#2) & "Ascend" (#3) both get a 5 Star rating. I read the eBook version of the series and found the bonus short stories, especially "The Vittra Attacks" gave me a great insight into the supporting characters. A great series for those who enjoy the "thrown into a world they never could have imagined" genre of fantasy.

Aug 29, 2013
  • QT3dot14 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved the book , it was very interesting and very descriptive and detailed. Had me thinking about how Finn would look like in real life , must be a breathtaking
gentleman.

Jun 08, 2013
  • violet_seastar_48 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

COULDN'T STOP READING THIS BOOK! It was engaging and made me want to read more. I read this book in three days! Really romantic! I recommend people that like to read a mix of fantasy and romance.

May 29, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fun and engaging read. The story line is interesting and it is easy to get caught up with the characters, but they often seem one dimensional and many of the final plot lines are predictable.

Mar 15, 2013
  • sandy1725 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved the book. I totally recomend reading it. but to be honmst in the end i was surpried Wendy did that.

Hocking writes engaging stories that pull you in right from the very beginning and leave you wanting more. First in Hocking's Trylle trilogy, Switched begins with Wendy discovering that the reason her mother hates (and tried to kill) her is that she is really a changeling troll switched at birth! It's a fun book with a strong female lead and a love triangle as well as a battle between good and evil with Wendy poised right in the middle ready (maybe) to lead her people into battle.

Jan 10, 2013
  • izzyb14 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked Wendy, and it's an interesting story. Some of it felt like too much explaining - stuff I think the reader could have picked up on and didn't need spelling out. Also I'm not the biggest Finn fan. He's a bit too strict with his job (aka boring), but it was still a fun book. I look forward to reading the sequel and finding out what happens.

Sep 17, 2012
  • ARamos123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I abs. loved this book. I think I finished this in two days. It was addicting, and I loved the romance. I loved the special,caring,and protective relationship she had with her brother. I love her instresting , and chilling past. I loved the irony. I loved the action. I love the character. Wendy reminds me of myself. After reading who she was I thought I was her - a troll. I loved the made up world she lives in , I just loved everything about it. I can't wait wait to read the second book . Def. a page turner,making me want more. Five stars.

Sep 10, 2012
  • Blackmere rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

An okay story that might appeal to 12-year-olds. Painfully bland and redundant writing in a juvenile tone; the characters all say "definitely" too much. The concept is familiar (Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, etc.) - the unloved/neglected misfit teenager is swept off to magical world where she is royalty and has supernatural powers. The ending is a real let-down: no satisfaction, it just sets you up for the next book in the trilogy... if you have that kind of time to kill.

Aug 02, 2012
  • GuyN rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A rebellious teen girl discovers that not only does she have paranormal powers, but she is a princess of the Trylle and a hunky, slightly older, dangerous but protective older male is her bodyguard. The Trylle are trolls, but not like you have heard of them before. They look just like beautiful humans, they are rich, and they have psychic powers, or at least the upper class does. What more could a girl want?
See Book 2 of this trilogy, "Torn" to find out.

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Jun 22, 2012
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Jun 13, 2012
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Dec 31, 2011
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This is The Princess Diaries meets Twilight. -- New York Times Book Review

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