Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Step into the world of the Trylle, and prepare to be enchanted….
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she's a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…. She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits… and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction. Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.
As a special gift to listeners, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.
©2012 Amanda Hocking (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"Fans of the series will enjoy watching on as Wendy continues to wrestle with issues of belonging…and matters of the heart that will keep readers happily entertained. There is no denying that Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more. More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page." (Kirkus Reviews)
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SO FAR SO GOOD. I THOUGHT THE FIRST BOOK WAS GOOD BUT THIS ONE IS EVEN BETTER. THERES MORE ACTION, MORE DRAMA, AND ANOTHER LOVE INTEREST. DEFINITLY WORTH IT.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This has been sitting in my library for well over a year and I finally decided to give it another try. I am so glad I did! This was so much better than the first book, which I thought was just ok. In this 2nd installment we get more background on the Trylle and the Vittra which made this book so much more interesting. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to immediately purchase and listen to the final book in the series as well. Thank goodness for second chances….
Author of Five (Maor Series)
In the space of a few weeks, Wendy’s life has been turned upside down. She’s discovered that the family she grew up with all her life were never really hers, and the one from which she comes has more secrets and politics than she can stand. To top it all off, she’s fallen in love with her tracker, Finn, who’s strictly off limits, and she’s already been in more than one battle with the Vittra, who are determined to kidnap her. Overwhelmed, Wendy flees to her one constant in life, her brother Matt.
Removed from the protection of her tribe, Wendy becomes easy pickings for the Vittra. But she soon discovers that there is more to the story than her queen mother has told her. And then there is Loki, her captor, the Vittra prince. He is nothing like she expects and Wendy finds herself drawn to him.
Will the Trylle be able to rescue Wendy from the hands of the Vittra? Will Wendy finally get to the bottom of this century long feud between the two tribes?
The magical world of the Trylle has captivated me. I love the powers, abilities, and even the messed up politics of this world that Hocking has created. The characters are believable, strong but with just the right amount of teenage vulnerability.
While I enjoyed this installment, I must admit to a little disappointment. Book one set up so much thrilling passion and conflict between Finn and Wendy, and I expected Hocking to take the stakes up in their forbidden relationship. Book 2, however, doesn't seem to move their conflict any further. Hocking focuses on the introduction and build up of a connection between Loki and Wendy. While I do find Loki’s character charming and funny, the link between him and Wendy doesn't seem quite as believable or exciting. There were also certain plot points that seemed out of place or out of character. The whole escape scene seems unlikely in the face of the Vittra’s efforts to kidnap Wendy.
Yet…I still admit to being curious and wanting to read more. What is the cause of this feud? What will happen to the queen? Will Wendy harness her power? Will the love triangle resolve itself and result in a happy ending, or will the character’s sense of duty force them into loveless, passionless decisions? I guess there’s only one way to find out!
This book series is not on my favorite list but is still an acceptable way to kill some quiet time. Wendy is a bit of a whiner if you ask me. Her response to just about everything is an exasperated "WHAT?" She understands nothing and doesn't even try to think for herself yet somehow she's revered as super powerful soon the be leader? I can't make the connection but maybe you will!
Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?
Everything! I especially loved watching Wendy's character grow and mature, along with her relationship with her mother and Queen of the Trylle, Elora.
It is difficult to compare this to other books, because it is the only book I have come across that features trolls. Not only that, but it offers a new and fresh take on this mythological creature...very different than those hideous trolls of lore that hide under bridges. If I absolutely must compare it to something though, I'd say maybe the Iron Fey series, only because the protagonist in that series is on a similar journey as Wendy. They both discover they are a mythological creature AND royalty. Both are coming of age stories where the protagonists are learning how to grow and mature into the leadership role that is their birthright.
That's easy! Loki! What's not to love? My second favorite character would definitely be Tove. I love both their relationships with Wendy. You can really feel the chemistry between Loki and Wendy. I love Wendy's friendship with Tove and enjoy all their scenes together.
Witnessing Loki's vulnerability when he does such a selfless act to help Wendy. I won't go into detail about that scene, since it would spoil the story for those that haven't read the book yet. I also loved the moment when Wendy put Aurora in her place. So satisfying!
I absolutely loved the first book and I thought this book was even better! I really enjoyed watching Wendy's character slowly mature into the aging Queen she will be. I can't find any flaws about this book and I thought Therese Plummer's performance was amazing and spot on! An A++!
These tree books are a must read. They are a great love story yet so much more. I will listen again to these books.
I love the adventure and the real estate to the caritors.
She brings so much to the books. She brings go the caritors to lfe.
The books should be put to film for sure.
Must get books!
love it ! best ever. I recommend this to all my friends. can wait for the next book! I tell my daughter and my grand kid's how much I love and appreciate the storyline is .
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Absolutely! It is exciting, moving, and interesting. Add the romance element and I'm hooked!
Definitely Loki. He was hilarious, sexy, a bit honest, and soo loving.
Ok so I did not care for her in book 1 but by book 2 I had really began to appreciate what she brings to the table. She has a unique voice and narration style. As the series went on I think she did a phenomenal job.
Wow! I unexpectedly fell in love with this series. I highly recommend it but I suggest you start with book 1. Happy Reading Audies (yeah I made it up lol)!
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