REVIEW: Torn (Trylle #2) by Amanda Hocking


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.


I found that I overall enjoyed the first book a little more than this one. Why? I can’t exactly put my finger on it…

I loved how this book began right where Switched left off – with Rhys and Wendy showing up in Matt and Maggie’s driveway. There were definitely lots of questions answered and we got to know more about Elora’s life, and the History of the Vittra and Trylle in the days of Elora and Oren’s alliance. Wendy finds out truths about herself (which I found to be predictable) and is forced to chose between her Kingdom and her happiness – I found it to be kind of profound to finally see Elora as a person with feelings and to see that Wendy is now in a similar position to that which her mother was in at her age.

Of course since this is a YA paranormal novel there has to be a tacky love triangle – or love diamonde maybe? Finn, Loki, and Tove – did I miss anyone? Although I love all of these characters and love the fact that they all are vastly different and all have attractive qualities as well as flaws; I think that the way Wendy is falling in love with half of the characters in the book is pathetic. Too many hormonal teenagers is making the book a bit distracting considering they all need to be worried about being on the verge of a Troll WW3.

But overall just getting to know the characters better and getting to understand the reasons behind their actions definitely brings you deeper into this story.

-so many answers
-so many backstories
-so many life changing/life saving decisions

Rating: 4/5 Stars


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