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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 04-05-18

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Great book! This is a re-listen for me and I'm so glad I'm re-listening because I only remembered the main points which makes this feel like a first time! I love the direction this story is going and all the side characters who are becoming very important to the story. Book 2 really had a lot of story & world developments and that made this book very exciting for me. Besides some of the adults, there is not a character I don't like in this book. Wendy has really come a long way since the beginning of book 1 and she is going to be a kick butt queen!! I'm sad that I'm going into the last book because I don't want it to be over!

The narration is awesome, Therese Plummer is a narrator god in my opinion ;)

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  • Stephanie
  • tucson, AZ, United States
  • 05-13-12

BETTER THAN THE FIRST

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.

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So glad I gave this a 2nd chance

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….

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Compelling Series

Okay, I actually liked this better than the first book (which I also enjoyed), and that’s rare for a 2nd book in a series. This one charmed me with strong character growth and development.

The narrator is Therese Plummer, and she does a great job! I would listen to this again.

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my favorite writer 😍😍

I love the trilogy already starting book three. I will definitely read it again and again.

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Better than the first but still

What did you like best about Torn? What did you like least?

I liked Loki and Tove best and Wendy the least

Would you recommend Torn to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes only if they want to complete the Trylle series like me

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked any scene with Loki in it. I really liked him.

Do you think Torn needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes because there some unanswered questions and it didn't feel like the story was finished.

Any additional comments?

Torn was better than the first but it still didn't grab me like other books did. I liked it but Wendy's drama is too much for me.

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Overall pleasant

What did you like best about Torn? What did you like least?

I love that the books connect well to her other series, The Kanin Chronicles, but I wish we were given the insight to read these first, then the Kanin Chronicles.

If you’ve listened to books by Amanda Hocking before, how does this one compare?

The books are all narrated well.

Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

Wendy, or Finn

Did Torn inspire you to do anything?

continue to pursue Amanda Hocking's books/series

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Kidnapping and love triangle

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!

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Fun

it was amazing iv been hooked on this seres I can't wait for 3 it was a little to short but I bet the next will be longer

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Another great read.

Great book. Amazing narrator. Could not put it down. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Razia Mohseni
  • 03-06-17

I love this book

I loved this book and this series I would definitely recommend this book to anyone