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Switched (The Trylle Trilogy Book 1) by [Hocking, Amanda]
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Book 1 of 3 in Trylle Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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"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"

"This is "The Princess Diaries "meets "Twilight," and Hocking hits all the commercial high notes..."Switched" is escapist fantasy; it isn't the specificity of the world that matters here; it's the accessibility...What teenager hasn't felt like a freak, a changeling in his or her own family? Who doesn't fantasize about being transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, of being whisked way to another life where the very things that are irritants in the "regular world" turn out to reveal our specialness?" -"New York Times Book Review"

"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"

"Switched is written so wonderfully that it' is not hard to imagine you are in this fantastic world! Readers will love the exhilarating roller-coaster ride of Wendy's life as she adapts to...a frightening and exciting life." "-Romantic Times BOOKreviews"

"You can't beat the storyline for Switched, the book that starts off the series with a bang: When Wendy Everly was a little girl, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to end her life. Now Wendy is starting to wonder whether there might have been something to her mom's paranoia after all. Enter Finn Holmes--the mysterious, sexy guardian who's been watching over Wendy until she was old enough to learn the truth about her supernatural origins--and the revelation of a hidden world full of mysteries, dangers, and untapped powers that Wendy never knew she had."" -MTV.com "

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"The romance is smoldering, the action is suspenseful, and the characters are quirky, likeable, and original. Amanda Hocking has a gift for storytelling that will grip readers and keep them wanting more...Entrancing." -"Library Thing"

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"Started "Switched" last night. I don't like this book because it made me stay up too late last night to keep reading and made me skip my dance class this morning so I can finish it!" --"BookCrossing"

"I started reading "Switched" in the evening one night and stayed up until 3 a.m. because I didn't want to put it down. I had to be at work the next day and all I could think about was going home and finishing the book. Yes, it's THAT good." --"A Tale of Many Reviews"

""Switched" is paranormal YA with a fresh twist. It has a more deliberate pace than other YA fantasy...and more emotional thrills. I really appreciated the realistic development of the love story, and the characters feel well developed. Recommended." --"I'd So Rather Be Reading"

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"I ate this book up I could barely put it down before bed, and was also trying to sneak time in my busy morning to read some extra sentences. This was an awesome first book in a series that I'm dying to read. Amanda please write the next one soon. I'm dying!!" -"Midnight Glace Reviews"

"I LOVED this book! The characters are quite likable...and there is never a dull moment. I highly suggest you take a look at this book if you want to read some fantasy that leaves you panting for the next installment." -"The Light Under The Covers "

"""Filled with action, suspense, and romance...I found the story completely fascinating." --"A True Reality Blog"

"Amanda Hocking is like a breath of fresh air in the young adult paranormal market. I've read countless books about vampires, werewolves and faeries, but never one about trolls..."Switched" was an impressive start to a series that was chock-full of excitement, adventure and attitude." -"That Bookish Girl Blog"

""Switched" has more intrigue and hidden secrets than the average YA book." -"Read My Mind "

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"An addicting, easy to digest book that can be devoured in an afternoon." -"Feeding My Book Addiction"

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"""I absolutely loooooveeed "Switched." From the first pages I found myself totally caught up stealing moments to read this book. Visually I 'saw' this book so well in my head. Just an awesome read that makes you feel for the characters." -"Novels On The Run Reviews"

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"

This is "The Princess Diaries "meets "Twilight," and Hocking hits all the commercial high notes "Switched" is escapist fantasy; it isn't the specificity of the world that matters here; it's the accessibility What teenager hasn't felt like a freak, a changeling in his or her own family? Who doesn't fantasize about being transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, of being whisked way to another life where the very things that are irritants in the "regular world" turn out to reveal our specialness? "New York Times Book Review"

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"

Switched is written so wonderfully that it' is not hard to imagine you are in this fantastic world! Readers will love the exhilarating roller-coaster ride of Wendy's life as she adapts to a frightening and exciting life. "Romantic Times BOOKreviews"

You can't beat the storyline for Switched, the book that starts off the series with a bang: When Wendy Everly was a little girl, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to end her life. Now Wendy is starting to wonder whether there might have been something to her mom's paranoia after all. Enter Finn Holmes the mysterious, sexy guardian who's been watching over Wendy until she was old enough to learn the truth about her supernatural origins and the revelation of a hidden world full of mysteries, dangers, and untapped powers that Wendy never knew she had. "MTV.com"

The romance is smoldering, the action is suspenseful, and the characters are quirky, likeable, and original. Amanda Hocking has a gift for storytelling that will grip readers and keep them wanting more Entrancing. "Library Thing"

Started "Switched" last night. I don't like this book because it made me stay up too late last night to keep reading and made me skip my dance class this morning so I can finish it! "BookCrossing"

I started reading "Switched" in the evening one night and stayed up until 3 a.m. because I didn't want to put it down. I had to be at work the next day and all I could think about was going home and finishing the book. Yes, it's THAT good. "A Tale of Many Reviews"

"Switched" is paranormal YA with a fresh twist. It has a more deliberate pace than other YA fantasy...and more emotional thrills. I really appreciated the realistic development of the love story, and the characters feel well developed. Recommended. "I'd So Rather Be Reading"

I ate this book up I could barely put it down before bed, and was also trying to sneak time in my busy morning to read some extra sentences. This was an awesome first book in a series that I'm dying to read. Amanda please write the next one soon. I'm dying!! "Midnight Glace Reviews"

I LOVED this book! The characters are quite likable and there is never a dull moment. I highly suggest you take a look at this book if you want to read some fantasy that leaves you panting for the next installment. "The Light Under The Covers"

Filled with action, suspense, and romance...I found the story completely fascinating. "A True Reality Blog"

Amanda Hocking is like a breath of fresh air in the young adult paranormal market. I've read countless books about vampires, werewolves and faeries, but never one about trolls "Switched" was an impressive start to a series that was chock-full of excitement, adventure and attitude. "That Bookish Girl Blog"

"Switched" has more intrigue and hidden secrets than the average YA book. "Read My Mind"

An addicting, easy to digest book that can be devoured in an afternoon. "Feeding My Book Addiction"

I absolutely loooooveeed "Switched." From the first pages I found myself totally caught up stealing moments to read this book. Visually I 'saw' this book so well in my head. Just an awesome read that makes you feel for the characters. "Novels On The Run Reviews""

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

This is The Princess Diaries meets Twilight, and Hocking hits all the commercial high notes Switched is escapist fantasy; it isn't the specificity of the world that matters here; it's the accessibility What teenager hasn't felt like a freak, a changeling in his or her own family? Who doesn't fantasize about being transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, of being whisked way to another life where the very things that are irritants in the "regular world" turn out to reveal our specialness? New York Times Book Review

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

Switched is written so wonderfully that it' is not hard to imagine you are in this fantastic world! Readers will love the exhilarating roller-coaster ride of Wendy's life as she adapts to a frightening and exciting life. Romantic Times BOOKreviews

You can't beat the storyline for Switched, the book that starts off the series with a bang: When Wendy Everly was a little girl, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to end her life. Now Wendy is starting to wonder whether there might have been something to her mom's paranoia after all. Enter Finn Holmes the mysterious, sexy guardian who's been watching over Wendy until she was old enough to learn the truth about her supernatural origins and the revelation of a hidden world full of mysteries, dangers, and untapped powers that Wendy never knew she had. MTV.com

The romance is smoldering, the action is suspenseful, and the characters are quirky, likeable, and original. Amanda Hocking has a gift for storytelling that will grip readers and keep them wanting more Entrancing. Library Thing

Started Switched last night. I don't like this book because it made me stay up too late last night to keep reading and made me skip my dance class this morning so I can finish it! BookCrossing

I started reading Switched in the evening one night and stayed up until 3 a.m. because I didn't want to put it down. I had to be at work the next day and all I could think about was going home and finishing the book. Yes, it's THAT good. A Tale of Many Reviews

Switched is paranormal YA with a fresh twist. It has a more deliberate pace than other YA fantasy...and more emotional thrills. I really appreciated the realistic development of the love story, and the characters feel well developed. Recommended. I'd So Rather Be Reading

I ate this book up I could barely put it down before bed, and was also trying to sneak time in my busy morning to read some extra sentences. This was an awesome first book in a series that I'm dying to read. Amanda please write the next one soon. I'm dying!! Midnight Glace Reviews

I LOVED this book! The characters are quite likable and there is never a dull moment. I highly suggest you take a look at this book if you want to read some fantasy that leaves you panting for the next installment. The Light Under The Covers

Filled with action, suspense, and romance...I found the story completely fascinating. A True Reality Blog

Amanda Hocking is like a breath of fresh air in the young adult paranormal market. I've read countless books about vampires, werewolves and faeries, but never one about trolls Switched was an impressive start to a series that was chock-full of excitement, adventure and attitude. That Bookish Girl Blog

Switched has more intrigue and hidden secrets than the average YA book. Read My Mind

An addicting, easy to digest book that can be devoured in an afternoon. Feeding My Book Addiction

I absolutely loooooveeed Switched. From the first pages I found myself totally caught up stealing moments to read this book. Visually I 'saw' this book so well in my head. Just an awesome read that makes you feel for the characters. Novels On The Run Reviews

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Book Description

A YA edition of the bestselling first novel in the Trylle series

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1485 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447205693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447205692
  • ASIN: B005I3P94Q
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I so wanted to love this book - I assumed, after loving her other books, I would love this series. How mistaken I was!

I was swept away with the magic and fantasy of Hocking's My Blood Approves series and Hollowland (the first of the Hollows series), but it seems if you read one of her series, you've read them all! As I was reading Switched, I grew bored with how much it resembled her other series (My Blood Approves, The Hollows). If you've read her other series, you're likely to notice they're all almost carbon copies of each other, just with a few changes of names - Alice and her Vampires, Wendy and her Trolls, and Remy and her zombies. Even the wording, phrases and characters were a little deja vu for me.

The stories all follow a distinct theme, regardless of series - awkward teenage misfit with attitude; only real family is her brother; suddenly gets swept away into some kind of adventure; along the way she discovers she's 'special' and everyone wants a piece of her; is protected by handsome boy in mid-twenties who she can't decide if she loves or hates, he falls in love with her and is hopelessly devoted and would die protecting her after only knowing her a few days; plantonic male friendship who's relationship makes her love interest declare his feelings of love and jealousy; she has to choose between her new found destiny and her brother, while fighting some evil people who want her for themselves...etc etc.

If you can read that sort of story over and over, you'll love these books. They're magical and the characters are fun and lovable and the story is hopelessly addictive. But, I just don't have the patience to read the Tyrlle trilogy after reading My Blood Approves. I loved My Blood Approves but reading the Trylle Trilogy just makes me cringe and I got bored very quickly.
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A book about trolls? Really? Hmm...
That was my first reaction when I read the description for this book. It sounded strange and macabre and well...trolls?! But then I started reading the amazing reviews, and when I was directed to amazon.co.uk kindle edition at £1.14 a pop, I thought what the hell...

And what the hell! OMG am I fan of Amanda Hocking now. Great prose; easy-to-read, engaging first person narrative. Wendy is a fantastic character who I really thought I wasn't going to like at first (she really was quite petulant - she is a troll or trylle sorry, so I get it) but as she discovers the world she really belongs to I began to care about her, which is all a reader can ask from the characters. Wendy is smart, mouthy but at the same time confused and vulnerable. Considering everything that's happened to her life, though, I think she's holding up well and you can't help but love such a strong-willed character.
As for Finn. What can I say? YUM. Hmm...would like me some of Finn :-p

The plot is wonderful and fantastical and so well thought out. It's not a fast-paced thriller but perhaps something better...a dark, twisted, coming-of-age, political (monarchical) fairytale.
Already bought myself the second in the series Torn and I can't wait to get started.

Five MASSIVE, MASSIVE stars!
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The plot is a fun idea, but for me the book didn't quite work. Once the heroine discovered that she's 'switched' I thought the story would get going - but she behaved really unrealistically, not asking obvious questions like why she was switched at birth, don't the people who did it realise it's immoral, where on earth the other child is, etc etc. The story does answer these questions (eventually) but the character should have been desperate for the answers and instead she just kinda goes with the flow. She's no way angry enough at having her childhood stolen from her etc. Anyway that was my take on it.

My main issue (and the reason for only 2 stars) was that I persevered with the book to the end, despite being rather bored, to see how it all ended. But the story just stops suddenly, pretty much in the middle of a scene, and clearly I was supposed to read another two books to find out. No fair. I love series, but each book should be reasonably self contained. That's why they call it a book, not a chapter... I am suspicious that the publisher told the author to string out the story over three books to rake in cash.
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Format: Paperback
I got this (without reading it) months ago, but now that Hocking has been picked up by various publishers, I received an ARC and figured I might aswell read it. There are various reasons for why I normally don't read this type of genre/story (paranormal romance/urban fantasy for YA) - and "Switched" basically reminds me of all my reasons not to.

Wendy Everly is a fairly boring character: spoiled and annoying teenager who doesn't fit in anywhere. Then the (seemingly mandatory) mysterious guy, Finn Holmes, shows up and sweeps her away only to show her that she is in fact a very important person in a society she didn't even know existed.

Amanda Hocking has basically taken the ultimate girly fantasy and mixed it with trolls - and it gets old quickly. The plot is pretty obvious, the language is average and the characters aren't particulary remarkable or unique.

It was a quick, shallow and easy read which I'm well into the process of forgetting already. It only strengthens the (possibly unfair) prejudice I have against the genre, but I must stress that I don't really read many books like this.

Overall: Light entertainment with little depth, but kudos to Hocking for coming up with what I think is an original idea for supernatural beings in YA. Beautiful trolls? That was new to me.
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