Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon. Prepare to be enchanted…
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.
Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.
Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…
As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “The Vittra Attacks,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.
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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Loved it!! Soo good!
Very good book! I couldn't stop reading! Needs a second book! I want the story to keep going
Kept me reading non stop!
CHANGED MY LIFE
I loved this book. Not only have I read it and the others 7 times, but it was really impacted with love, action, and fantasy. A really good mix and taste. I really liked how Hocking made Finn more like a "badboy" type, if you know what I mean. Sexy and everything. It was like watching a movie in my head every time I read these books. If only the movie was like how I pictured it. I saw the preview for the movie of it and it looked NOTHING like I saw it in my mind.