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 discovers her mother might have been right.
With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening - and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.
This is the first in Amanda Hocking's stunning series, the Trylle Trilogy.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Amanda Hocking’s hit Trylle trilogy drops us into an action-packed fairy tale. Told with clear-eyed sincerity and snappy self-awareness, the book follows rebellious 17-year-old Wendy Everly as she bounces from school to school and finds herself caught between two worlds—literally. Hocking’s fantasy saga unfolds at a brisk clip and lovingly introduces an endangered race of trolls that claim Wendy as one of their own. There’s romance and a suspenseful fight to save not only Wendy’s fierce individuality but an entire kingdom.
When she was six, Wendy Everly's mother tried to kill her, proclaiming her a monster who had replaced her real child. Eleven years later, new student Finn tells Wendy she really is a changeling (Mom was right!), and he's arrived to take her to her real home with the Trylle, a tribe of beautiful trolls with special powers. Hunted by a rival tribe, Wendy agrees. As she gets to know her birth mother and prepares for her debutante ball, Wendy finds her new life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Tapping into the YA zeitgeist of alienation and forbidden love, Hocking's self-published Trylle trilogy was an e-book bestseller. Packaged with a bonus short story (not seen by PW), this melodramatic fantasy tickles many of the same fancies as the Twilight books and has already established a devoted fan base. But while Hocking grabs readers early on, thinly drawn, enigmatic characters with deliberately poor communication and a flair for high school style drama stall the story's momentum. The plotting recovers, but the last chapter simply sets up the sequel, Torn, which pubs in February.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!!!!
I have never really been a reader and this book I haven't been able to put down. I'm almost to the end of the series and I have been obsessed with these books all the way through!!!
It was a great book, but I prefer the second one. Even if you didn't fully get into this one, you should definitely still read Torn!!!
Such a great book! It was so emmotional and you could really feel for the characters, well done to amanda hocking! i pre-ordered the second one for iBooks on ipad! ;)