Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Review: Switched

Title - Switched
Author - Amanda Hocking
Series - Trylle #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Romance
Format - Kindle
Published - January 3rd 2012
Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin

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.

Wendy’s mother tried to kill her over chocolate cake when she was a child. She was sure that Wendy was a monster and not her child since she had been having a boy up to the point that Wendy was born. Now she’s living with her older brother and aunt since her mother is locked in a mental hospital. Things have rough for Wendy bouncing from school to school she just hasn’t found a place to fit in at the newest school she meets a new guy Finn who isn’t like typical guys he knows she is able to persuade people to do her bidding.

When Wendy sneaks out of the house after seeing Finn does she encounter two stranger who are intent on capturing her but thankfully Finn saves her but in return he takes her back to her real family. Wendy doesn’t want to leave her brother and aunt but she doesn’t want to risk them so goes with Finn to the Forening where the rest of her people live. With Finn’s cryptic answers Wendy isn’t sure what to expect when they arrive at her mother’s home. Wendy is pulled into a world she never knew existed filled with secrets that could change her future forever.  

I liked Wendy right from the start she has issues after all her mom did try to kill her who wouldn’t have issues after that. She’s been thrust into a world she didn’t know existed told that she will one day be the next ruler, and that the one guy she wants she can’t have. I really like Wendy as a character she was easy to connect with and I enjoyed reading her story. I liked the way that the one guy she wants is forbidden and it would change everything for them to be together. We are also introduced to several supporting characters that I found interesting and look forward to seeing more of them in the next books.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for ages even picked up the trio in an all in one book just a couple of weeks ago so it was time to give it a shot. I’ve read the author’s Hollows series so I had high expectations and Switched doesn't disappoint. It’s a fast paced novel right from the start filled with action, suspense, romance and trolls. I was captivated right from the start it was a hard novel to put down, and I finished it over the course of a day and half when I had reading time. I like the concept the idea of them being Trolls but not Trolls that I first thought of more like elves. Switched is well written it flows from start to finish and it’s beautifully done. I’m already planning on reading the next two in the series because I have to know what’s going to happen with Wendy. It’s a story that teens as well as adults will enjoy with great characters and an exciting new world. I enjoyed every moment it was a great first installment to an exciting new series. 


  1. Five stars? Oh dear.. I wanted to read this for so long because eveeeeeryone loves it. It sounds pretty strange though? Killing someone over chocolate cake ... alright... so but, what is this novel actually about? Does she have any special powers?

  2. Romance and trolls!? I need to check this one out, especially since you gave it 5 stars!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. I love your review! I've wanted to read this for the longest time and I don't know what's stopping me! Everyone I know has said great things about it!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

    1. That was me. I've heard such great things but had the kindle copy forever that I forgot and purchased a physical copy. I highly recommend it.

  4. I have had this to read since it had it's old cover and not this I guess I need to take some time out and read it. :)

    1. So long that it has a old cover. You need to get on it. Add it to your crazy list =D

  5. :D It's totally a five star! I absolutely loved this series. One of the first I read on my Kindle (with the original covers and lower pricing - I think book 1 was free then!) *high fives Mandy* You go, girl, prodding more people to read it! It's not about creepy trolls!