Switched : Book One in the Trylle Trilogy

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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 claims 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 that 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. Foerening, 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 everything that Wendy cares about.

The fate of Foerening rests in Wendy's hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447205693
  • 9781447205692
  • 49,984

About Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota, had never sold a book before April 2010 and has now sold over a million. According to the Observer, she is now 'the most spectacular example of an author striking gold through ebooks'. Amanda is a self-confessed 'Obsessive tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Batman devotee. Unicorn enthusiast. Muppet activist.' Her books include the Trylle Trilogy, the Watersong series and the Kanin Chronicles.
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Wendy Everly is 17 years old and a bit of an outcast. She�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s never really fit in anywhere, not even her own family. And let me tell you before I write this review that I actually liked the book. I liked it even though I know I shouldn�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢t, but this review is mainly going to air my bad opinions of it. So if, before you even grow up and hit puberty, your dad kills himself and then your mum tries to kill you and you�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢re basically raised by your over protective big brother and your too shiny happy aunt you think you would end up a bit messed up. But Wendy just comes across as a normal teenager. She feels like she doesn�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢t really fit in and yadayadayada but there�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s no real signs of any trauma in her life except for when she goes to visit her �?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�?????mum�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢ in the mental hospital and even then it�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s only for a little bit. The next thing is that Finn, the love interest, obviously starts of as this really boring stalker dude who creeps her out, and then the next minute she feels this really intense connection and wishes she had chosen to run away with him and what not. WHAT? Yeah that totally made sense. Then when she does leave she doesn�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢t even give that much of a crap about the family she did leave behind, she only care at like 2 different points. And if she had so much trauma about her other mother you think she would try and make an effort with her new one even though her new one is a bit of a bitch, but no she�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s happy for her real mum not to give a ****. I think the bits I liked were when she was away with the Trylle, because at least that was interesting, but I think I was more interested in their society and in their powers then any of the actual characters. In fact my favourite characters were the only two character�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s with any personality Ryan I think that was his name, but I don�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢t really remember) and Tove. Tove because he was manic and Ryan because he was fun. Everyone else you are told what their personality is like but you don�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢t really experience. And of course Finn is the typical love interest. Very wooden, has no life other than protecting Wendy. I think I will read the series still because I�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢m interested in seeing how these characters develop, if they develop, but mainly what happens to the world and everything, because that�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¬�???�??�?�¢?�???�??�?�¢s the part I found most interesting.show more
by Iona
I picked this up after hearing about it through the grapevine and that the author was only 25 years old. There were a few times when my thoughts drifted to elements of Harry Potter, but as the story goes on the characters are very much the author's own. Well done, looking forward to reading the rest of your series!show more
by mojo167
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