Friday, March 30, 2012

Torn by Amanda Hocking

Title: Torn
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle Trilogy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (February 28, 2012)
Length: 336 pages
Source: Walmart
Format: paperback

Description from Goodreads:
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

*  This edition contains a bonus short story.

My Thoughts:

Torn picks up where Switched left off. This second edition in the trilogy never lets up on the action and drama and far surpasses it's predecessor Switched. The elements and characters in this edition really start to develope. In the first book I wasn't a big fan of Wendy. She was a selfish and spoiled brat. In Torn, readers see Wendy grow up a lot and start taking responsibility. Some more background information on the troll societies is revealed and adds a sense of darkness to the story. There is the edition of two characters Loki and Duncan. First off, I love Duncan! He is so sweet and unassuming. As for Loki, I want him for a book boyfriend. The guy is made of suave, charming, and a dash of bad boy. Sadly, this sequel saw me fall out of like with Finn. He is a bit of a clueless A$$! Tove has a much larger role and quickly became one of my favorite characters in a slightly crazy and quirky way.There is a lot more action and things just seemed to flow more smoothly than they did in Switched. I believe that with this edition Ms. Hocking really stepped up her writing.  I love this series and can't wait to re-read Ascend in paperback! This book gets a 4 STAR rating!
** If you enjoy Amanda Hocking's writing you should try her zombie apocolypse series The Hollows! The first is Hollowland and it is free on Amazon Kindle as of the publish date of this post.

Q: Do you know of any other books about trolls? If not, supernatural is a wildly popular genre, why do you think there aren't any more about them?

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