Switched is the first novel in Amanda Hocking's bestselling trilogy, Trylle.
Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she's not the monster her mother claimed she is, she does feel that she doesn't quite fit in.
She's bored and frustrated by her small-town life - and then there's the secret she can't tell anyone. Her mysterious ability - she can influence people's decisions, without knowing how, or why . . .
When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night, her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist: Förening, the home of the Trylle.
Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle she is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring - not only to separate them, but to see the downfall of everything that Wendy cares about.
The fate of Förening rests in Wendy's hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever . . .
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.
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This is a good book and I'm looking forward to reading the next one. I do think that £7.99 is a disgusting price though shouldn't be that much!!!
Fabulous writing and film worthy
Really enjoyed your book.
Thank you I really enjoyed your book and just finished Reading the second one as well torn and am looking forward to reading ascend.