Switched: the first book in the Trylle Trilogy.
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.
©2010 Amanda Hocking (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Vampire and werewolf lovers beware; this trilogy opener offers readers a new take on an unexpected breed of mystical beings. Readers who can suspend preconceived notions and open themselves up to this new interpretation are in for a midwinter version of a good beach read." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Wendy is a flawed antihero, which helps differentiate her from the throng of paranormal-romance heroines, and the potential for development, both dramatic and romantic, should make readers anxious for the next installment of the Trylle trilogy." (Booklist)
Finally, a book with a heroine, who is not only believable, but whom also possesses flaws that make her all the more likeable. Wendy is not the bravest, or most stunning - it is refreshing to read from her point of view. Highly recommend!
The very end! Also, her confrontation with her host mother at the insane asyllum.
She definitely has a different voice, much deeper/huskier and it really gives the listener a better idea of the main character's personality and uniqueness as opposed to the traditional overtly feminine and helpless heroines. Her strength and resillence can be heard in Plummer's vocal storytelling.
I was hesistant at first to purchase this book, but I am very happy I did! After listening to it, I immediately bought the other two finishing them over the weekend! Amazing story! I recommend it to all that love fantasy!
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.
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.
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