REVIEW: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Title: Switched

Author: Amanda Hocking

Series: Trylle #1

Page Count: 318

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Rating: 4/5


   When Wendy Evenly was six years old her mother tempted to kill her believing that she was a monster. Now eleven years later living with her brother and aunt while her mother was locked up in a physic ward Wendy just wants to be normal.  However when she meets Finn Holmes she learns that maybe her mother was right about her all along.

   Wendy soon learns that she is a changeling and was switched at birth, and that it was time to go home to Trylle. To keep her family safe she goes to this new world that’s both beautiful and frightening. She’ll learn more about herself and this new life that she was pushed into.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book though I felt bad for Wendy because of  the fact that  both her mother figures are not the nicest people especially to her. The first one tries to kill her and the other is a queen who doesn’t really talk to her unless to tell her what she’s doing wrong. Plus Wendy has to learn how to become a princess and someday rule Trylle someday. She just can’t catch a break.

Someone who was always in her corner though is runner Finn he reminds me of a errand boy. Which he is when he’s not bringing changelings back home. He is very soldier like an takes vey polite and he knows a lot. He is giving mixed signals to Wendy though he is always standing up for her.  Other characters like Rhys who was the comedian, and then there was Willa who was Wendy’s friend to help her with girl things like hair and makeup. Then there is I guess you can call the enemy Tove but he’s different from his family and try to as helpful as he can.  This whole first book is pretty much her learning about what she is, and get ready for big coming out party. Plus Wendy having big puppy love for Finn that she believes she finds pretty well but doesn’t.

I enjoyed this book for though it was pretty much a lets get you ready for your coming out party and have to push a lot of information down your throat before hand. I really like how Wendy stood up for herself when it came to things she believed in, even if it was against her mother (the ice queen).  This book has a magically element, and has good action to it so that it’s not all learning how to become a queen. I can’t wait to get the next two books to see what happens next  for Wendy and the rest of the Trylle.

Happy reading 😀

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One thought on “REVIEW: Switched by Amanda Hocking

  1. […] First read is switched by Amanda Hocking and the reason I picked this is because I needed to finish it. I started this awhile ago and it wasn’t for the fact that I didn’t like it, but the fact that other books got my attention. Rating: 4/5 […]

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