This was really a 4.5 book. This book delves into the mystical world of trolls, but they prefer to be called Trylles. When Trylles have children they switch them out with human children and then when they're grown they come and collect them - the children are called changlings. This trilogy is about one such changling. It's about Wendy's discovery that she's not really who she thought she was and being introduced into the world in which she was born but not raised. One of the saddest parts is when Wendy has to leave the family she's grown up with to go and be reunited with the mother that actually gave birth to her. It was a fascinating listen and I can't wait to start the second book to see how the story continues.
I just finished this trilogy and enjoyed it enough, obviously, to listen to all three books.
There was a lot I enjoyed, but one major thing that would keep me from recommending it to my friends. The book contains some swearing and mild sexuality. I realize this does not bother some readers, but it is just not my preference in a book. I tend to lean towards teen and YA fiction for this reason. If that's you, be warned that the series pushes this fence.
Having said that, there is much I enjoyed about the series. I really liked the characters, the alternative universe created by the author, and the romance. While the story line is clearly fictional, the feelings of the characters feel real and believable - especially the struggle the main character has in coming to who she loves. Also, as the story unfolds, you begin to see events that have already occurred with a different perspective. I really enjoyed that.
In summary - mixed reaction to the book. I really enjoyed it - except the swearing and sexuality.
The flow of the story was great and the narration was very good.
I would compare this favorably with the twilight series. The story has that sort of star crossed lovers feel, it just moves along faster.
The characters were easily differentiated and her voice was pleasant to listen to.
Yes because the narrator Therese Plummer did a fantastic job.
The entire book was memorable.
Well I suppose the main character since she was a strong individual and not a dumb girl. I like the author for that reason. Most authors make their main female character dumber than a bag of rocks.
Yes and I did. I finished all 3 books in about 5 days.
This was a great book and the other 2 in the series are just as great. I was debating whether to buy this book at all but I did when it was on sale and I'm so happy I did.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
If your between series and need to pass the time, this series was a good in between.
At first I didn't know if I was going to like the character since it's starts off as her being a young and demanding child. But the story eventually explains her anger issues.
I found the dialog between characters a bit dragging and felt like they talked in circles instead of getting to the point. I wanted to reach out and strangle them myself.
But in the end I found it to be a very good book as Wendy adventures out to find out who and what she truly is and ensnared by her family lineage into giving up her way of life for her people.
Loved the Narrator.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I got this book on a sale and I am glad I did. It is very interesting and quite a different take from the usual vampire and werewolves. I enjoyed the trolls and found this book highly interesting. It was a bit dark but in a good way.
I will say I am not a big fan of the narration. I have head Therese in various different books and she always sounds like she is reading religious texts. She can never seem to just shake loose and relax. Go with the flow and really act it out. She is not an awful narrator but she has potential to be a lot more.
Even with that being said, I am looking forward to the next two books in the series because it is a good story.
It was definitely something different to read, I ranked it a must read if your looking for something different to read.
Compared to My Blood Approves 0nly because the main characters are girls and both have some powers.
I have no claims on performance,Therese did great!!
Yes, it only took me a day 1/2 only because I stopped a few times. I had to down load 2 book right away.
A must read, I think you would love it!
Absolutely, this is a paranormal book unlike any other I have read in some ways.
UH, TROLLS? This is the first paranormal book with trolls in it I have read. At first I thought trolls, are you kidding me? But after listening to this I bought the next two books in the series. I loved it.
Everything. I thought she was really good.
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
I was not expecting much from this book, but ended up enjoying it. The series gets even better with the next book.
Really enjoyed all of the books in this series. Love the different spin on the standard faery fics that are around. Sad when i came to the end of the trilogy.