The last time I complained as much through a book was when I read New Moon from the Twilight series. Having a similar vague style to Twilight, this author failed to make me sympathetic to the main character by creating a typical teenage girl who conveniently had very little personality and was often more confused than the audience. The writing style was littered with too many 'he said' 'she said' 'I exclaimed' as if dialogue was not obvious to the audience. It was crowded with unnecessary details, like what the chandelier was doing and then lacked other details like anything about Tryll history or important to plot info. Motivations are foggy, characters are bones and shadows, and I ended up annoyed at best with everyone.
Then the plot became a little fleshy. Started to show a little skin, as it were. It became tolerable, then a half hour later the main character realizes what I knew all along (a frustrating anticlimactic moment) and ends this book. Nope, Chuck Testa.
I see it is a series, but I won't make the same mistake as Twilight and instead will just end this adventure now.
The reader probably did what she could with the novel. She whispered the bits that were not dialogue and all the men characters sounded the same.
So, if you are looking for a novel that piggybacks Twilight but in the world of Trolls instead of Vampires, pick it up. If you want something less mind numbing, seek elsewhere.
A book about trolls?! This was a neat book, trolls were never something I've read about before. There weren't many plot twists in this story that you couldn't see coming but the writing and narration was so good it really didn't matter.I think that this trilogy is just going to keep getting better, I cant wait to read the next one.
Amanda Hocking ... Loved Trylle Book 1. Bought the book, and bought the audio so that I could listen when I wasn't able to read. Had to know what happened. My dream is to be a self publisher ... I love to write and you give me hope of all that's possible! Suffice to say, the book was amazeballs & y'all should read it, listen to it, buy it, spread the word etc!
Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?
Absolutely! Actually, I already have recommended it to several friends and they loved it just as much as I. And my sister-in-law recommended it to me and I'm glad she did!
It felt very fresh for a paranormal fantasy. So many books in this genre are saturated with vampires, werewolves & other were-creatures, faeries, ghosts, zombies, shapeshifters, etc. This is the first book I have come across that features trolls and offers a new an interesting spin on these mythological creatures. I honestly wasn't sure if I would even like the book, since these days, I'm not really into the whole YA thing, but it had me hooked by the first few chapters.
Too many to name, but I especially enjoyed all the scenes with Wendy and her mother and Queen of the Trylle, Elora. You can tell her mother is a complicated woman, as Finn says.
Wendy's budding friendship with Tove.
I absolutely loved this book! The whole Trylle society is really intriguing and I loved all the characters...well, except for Finn. Not a fan of Finn. Therese Plummer did an amazing job narrating and I honestly haven't been able to find any flaws with the story and its narration. A solid 5 stars!
-P.S.- The second and third books are even better! Love this trilogy!
This is just OK for young teenage girls, but even then, there is way better out there.
Definitely not any book from this series.
This book just gets more and more annoying the more you listen. Not really the performers fault, the book is just bad!
I thought that if I listened long enough eventually it would turn around and get good but what a waste! Definitely anger and disappointment.
Time you will never get back!
Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. There's a twisted Princess Diaries vibe that is just magnificent.
Therese Plummer capered the characters punctiliously. I loved listening to her performance.
The voice was great, I read the book some time ago and having it read to me brought the book to life again.
the expressions in the narrators voice
No I have not but I feel that I may get a book because of her if it is the type of books that I read.
Some parts of the book are sad as the main character learns and starts to grow.
This is only the first of three books and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series in audio.
Did not at all like the first book.
The story in the first book was slow and made me bored.
No issues with the narrator
No, it wasn't the worst book ever written, but the characters are lackluster, and the plot in not remotely gripping. The main character is actually a bit unpleasant.
Probably the epilogue, it almost made me purchase the next book, it seemed as if it might actually have a plot to it.