Switched by Amanda Hocking is the first instalment to the Trylle Series. This book was interesting, witty and in some bits will make you're heart skip a beat. But I wasn't dieing to read the next novel as I am with most books in fact I was rather disappointed with the novel as there was so much hype I was expecting a bit more but however I did find it rather entertaining non-the-less. Switched is the story of a girl called Wendy that doesn't fit in and everyone pretty much hates her except her aunty Maggie and brother Matt but she is forced to leave them because the dark and handsome Finn claims that she was switched at birth and that (to top it off) she is a troll. As everything falls into place Wendy in-counters the troubles of being the princess of Forening and the drama of forbidden love. I just hope that the second book makes more sense because while there is an enjoyable novel here, it does need a little more "push" I guess you could say to make it really captivating.®
What if your entire world was built on a lie?
Summary from book jacket:
Although certain she's not the monster her mother claims she is- she does feel that she doesn't quite fit in...She's bored and frustrated by her small town life- and 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 windw 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: Forening, the home of the Trylle.
Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy 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 Forening rests in Wendy's hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever...