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)
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.
Divorce attorney needing a break from reality!
The story starts slow, but hold on because before you know it you are locked in. You absolutely must know the answers which you feel coming at any minute. By the end of the book, you simply must know even more and you are compelled by your very own psyche to get the next book (which I have already started before writing this review). The anticipation in the book is palpable, tangible, breathing, and real. You feel it, literally.
Finn is my favorite, but who does not love the hard-bodied protective man who just wants to love you, but can't because of an evil parent?!?!?
While I think this book misses helping me to understand all of Wendy's decisions (both good and just plain stupid in my humble opinion), you still don't know where this road will take you from start to finish. Nevertheless, that is what we want great writing to be right? An unknown, daring adventure into the wild of someone else's imagination. I wanted to yell at the characters and did sometimes, interrupting others at work in the office - funny in and of itself. So, I say to you ...... Listen to the book!
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