Sunday, 19 February 2012

Switched Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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 finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

I went into reading Switched without really having any expectations. Other than what I had read on other book review blogs, I hadn't really heard of this trilogy, or Amanda Hocking before. Since there had been so much hype about it, I knew I had to grab a copy! And I am SO glad I did! 

Switched is amazing. It's a good pace throughout the whole novel. There are so many things that happen, I loved how it didn't have any parts that bore me to death! It was so hard to put it down, like at work, I would sneak a couple extra mins at the end of my break, just to see what would happen next. (But you didn't hear that from me!). Wendy starts out as a bit of a spoiled brat, and I didn't really like her much, but I liked the story. By the end of the novel, Wendy has grown as a person, and sees things a little differently than before. I think she's a little more grateful for simple things like freedom, etc. 

I didn't like Elora. What a bitch. Probably for good reason, I guess but still. Not everybody is a mind reader, and comes back already knowing everything. I loved most of the other characters though, they were very well thought out, and done very nicely. The men in this story, HOLLA! I don't know which one I loved the most, it started out as Finn, but then Rhys and Tove came along and changed it. I like them all pretty equally. I'm really curious to know who Wendy will end up with, if any of them by the end of the trilogy.

Amanda Hocking did an amazing job, especially "glamorizing" trolls. I've never read about trolls before, never thought I would, but I'm glad Amanda touched down on it. Trolls aren't really written about in the YA genre. It was such a nice change from the "usual". I was a bit surprised by the ending, I didn't think they would really run away. I HAVE to see what happens next! I have to get my hands on Torn the day it comes out in paperback. I highly recommend this book, what's not to love about it? :)

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