Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Author: Amanda Hocking
Edition: Tor Paperback
Published: July 12th 2012
Pages: 293
Rating: 5/5

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.


Switched has had a vast range of mixed reviews. Some have loved it, some have hated it and some found it alright. However, I loved it!

Straight away I knew the storyline was going to be one of my favourite parts. Faeries, mermaids, angels and demons can all move out of the spotlight, here come the trolls! At the start I was dubious about how such creatures that have always been portrayed as the big ugly "baddies" in fairytales would turn out in this novel. Luckily I settled into the prospect and approved (and enjoyed!) Hocking's twist on them. Trolls aside, I have to say that the powers, magic and rivalry in the Trylle's (aka. trolls) world, were also really fun to read about!

The characters were also a great edition. The main character, Wendy had just enough attitude for me to like her. Another character I also really enjoyed was Rhys. I can't reveal too much about him for risk of major spoilers but I can say he was super sweet and just an all-round lovely character!

The romance in this novel was definetly eventful! There was Finn who totally won me over... but then there was Rhys! For all you out there that have read this book; is it a love square?! I'm not completely sure (does Tove count)? Clarification please? x) However, since this is the first book and everything was more focused on Finn I'd have to say that at the minute I'm leaning more towards him with Rhys a millimetre behind!

Overall I really enjoyed this book! Amazing storyline, great characters and an on-your-toes romance with some action thrown in for good measure! I hope to get my hands on the sequel really soon! I need to know what happens to everyone!


Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


EDIT: Turns out that a love triangle is introduced in books two and three. I must have been looking too far into the whole Rhys and Tove thing (since neither of them are even in the triangle, hehe)... Rhys does appear to have a crush on her from what I've gathered from the ending though...

11 comments :

  1. Thanks for the fab review, Rachel! I really NEED to get my hands on this book as I have heard nothing but amazing things about it so I'm glad you enjoyed it!!!!

    And yay for the Luxing After Daemon team!!!! :D

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  2. Brilliant review!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, this book is in my TBR pile and I am so excited to read it!!
    Thanks for the great review!!
    Beth xxx

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  3. Amazing review! I loved this too! I don't think Rhys and Wendy are gonna get together though, I think they're just friends, you know? They couldn't anyway - for...reasons :)

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  4. Such a great review!! I absolutely LOVED this book, toO! You just wait until the 2nd and 3rd books! Things get all sorts of wonderful!!

    And Loki? *faints*

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  5. Hi Rachel! A FAB review, I continue to think the cover for this is beautiful! Will have to try this soon.

    Also, a big Yay!!! for Team Luxing After Daemon, fellow team member. :D xxx

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  6. @Beverley - You're most welcome! :) GO team! :D

    @Beth - Thanks! I hope you get round to reading this book soon and like me, be part of the LOVED it group!

    @Cliona - Thankies! Woo! I think he's got a crush on her but she finds it too wierd because of Matt...

    @Kristin - Thanks! I hope to get my hands on books 2 and 3 really soon! I usually side with the cheeky bad-boys so I really don't know if I'm going to be a Team Finn or Team Loki! :D

    @Jessica - Hey! Thanks! I agree, the cover is lovely! Hope you get yourself a copy! Luxing After Daemon, woo! :D

    Thanks for commenting everyone! xxx

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  7. Haha may as well begin by saying yay! Team Luxing after Daemon!
    I Have to say Im so glad for your review.. Ive seen this book around in the library and book shops and I just love the cover! But I hadn't come across any reviews.. Thanks to your five star review Ill definitely have to pick it up the next time im at Waterstones :D

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  8. Wooo!
    I hope you do manage to get your hands on a copy! :D

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    1. This sounds brilliant, and your review has made me even more excited!

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  9. I actually have an eBook of this from before when the trilogy was self-published... I definitely want to read this at some point because even though I don't think her writing is the greatest her stories are definitely addictive. Glad you liked this one!

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  10. @Ria - It is! xD

    @Ashley - Yeah, I love the storyline! I hope you enjoy it if you read it! :D

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