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.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Amanda Hocking turns everything you may have known about Trolls and reinvents a new world within our human world. Trolls are not what anyone has envisioned. They are beautiful and powerful. They are not the same big-footed short naive fellows. Not all are evil, but all hold humans as subservient. High-level Trolls switch their own babies with those of unsuspecting rich humans. When the troll child grows up, they bring them back into their fold and collect the fortunes from these same parents. This is a total new vision of those trolls' tales we grow up on as children.
This was my first Amanda Hocking book.
Therese Plummer always puts on a great performance.
The closeness Wendy (the hero) feels towards her human brother and that of the human she had replaced.
I did find it hard believing Wendy would fall so hard in love with Finn, seeing that she is just in High School.
I am about as positive as they get when it comes to fantasy fiction, but this book felt like it was written by a 15 year old. That and they never adequately address the reasoning behind the "switch". If they had killed the other kid or dumped him off someplace, THAT might have been mildly believable.
To the readers credit, she kept me listening, and continually hoping that the holes in the story would be filled. Maybe they are in future novels, but I'll never know. I'm really glad I got this on sale and didn't waste a credit on it.
the whiny and complacent lead one.
Therese Plummer yes. Amanda Hocking most likely no.
No, she isn't a bad writer but the book is blatantly YA fiction and there is little finesses in her writing. If I am going to read YA it needs to have a well executed plot line and needs to move at a decent pace. The imagination is there but the pace isn't.
Therese Plummer did a good job. She kept me interested longer than I would have been if I was simply reading the book, but I still ended up being bored enough to stop listening.
I didn't. It was odd yet sort of predictable. ..
I wouldn't know where to begin!
The performance was fine!
I hope no one would!
I have trouble giving books a bad rating because I know what goes into writing it. But this one is so far off.... I just don't see the 'why'!
I don't know. The story is good, but to simple.
I don't think the book has a memorable scene. The story is only good. Is good to listening and anything more.
I loved the books. I have never read or listened to a book on trolls but this series was great. Amanda Hocking is a great writer I can't wait to listen to more make sure you buy all 3 books they get better and better each book. And Therese Plummer never lets you down with her great narration. BUY THEM. I hope this helps.
It is clear from the beginning that this book is not a standalone story.
This episode sets up the story, asks the questions, answers some and leaves many to be answered. Adventure, romance and an interesting twist on fantasy characters with trolls as the main characters.
I love listening to Therese Plummer. Her understated narration and character interpretations are always enoyable.
I am looking forward to the next two books in the Trilogy.