Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Torn Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

Compared to the first novel, Switched, Torn feels a little slow. One or two exciting things do happen though, and many of the characters have grown and/or matured a lot since the first book. To me, Elora and Wendy were the ones that grew the most. Wendy is starting to realize her kingdom and her people need her, and Elora realizes she's dying and treats Wendy better than she did in Switched. We are also introduced to a few new characters, like the Vittra king, who turns out to be Wendy's father, and Loki, who's basically a Vittra prince. 

One of the things I had a hard time with was the "relationship" between Loki and Wendy. They both feel this "connection", which I can sort of understand, but then he proposes to her, pretty much out of nowhere. I feel like the idea of Wendy and Loki having some forbidden attraction is a good twist to the book, but it was rushed way too much. The characters didn't really have enough interaction with each other, or been through anything, really, to have the feelings they do. 

Another thing I felt was rushed, was Wendy, Matt and Rhys being held captive by the Vittra. They were in and out too easily, it was like, what was the point in that? We are hit with a few unexpected twists like the Vittra king being Wendy's father, as I mentioned already, but there are also a few more. I was definitely not expecting Tove to be gay. Like really?! 

Overall it was pretty good. I'd say the rating is more like 3.5/4 hearts. I couldn't really decide. I hope things pick up somewhat in the last book in this trilogy. 

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