REVIEW: Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking


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 this book really skeptical – I mean it has a lower overall rating than I other books I would normally go for but WOW. I’ve read reviews from very disappointed readers and I can understand where they’re coming from – I can see why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

The story was fast paced from start to finish which is what kept me hooked and reading this in only two sittings. While the heroine, Wendy WAS pretty bratty as a child (which turned many readers off), I have to give Amanda Hocking props for not making the unoriginal, shy, awkward heroine that we all feel sorry for. She was a brat – she was (seemingly)ungrateful for the way Matt and Maggie raised her and cared for her. But I loved her personality. Throughout she’s fighting for a life of her own where she feels morally right and happy all at once. This story is a search for answers of self-identity.

Trolls and changelings, right?! Who would’ve thought? It’s a nice break from vampires and werewolves. I liked learning about what these “real” trolls are like. It’s not like in vampire books where you know about sunlight and bloodsucking.

The ONE complaint I have about this book this that Wendy falls wayyyyy to unrealistically hard for Finn. When he leaves she says, “I didn’t particularly care whether I lived or died”. It drives me crazy that out of heartbreak for a boy she’s know for just over a week, she wants to kill herself. Like, pull yourself together woman! Luckily, she moves on from this depression and becomes simply reckless and determined.

I’m definitely reading the next two books ASAP!!

Rating: 4/5 Stars


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