Switched, by Amanda Hocking | Book Review #261

This review contains spoilers.

Book Review

11457525When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might’ve been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – and it’s one she’s not sure if she wants to be a part of.


Switched is the first book in the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking. Switched is the first book I read of Hockings’ writings, and I found that her writing was incredibly easy to read. While the book story wasn’t too over the top, the writing and pacing of the book was great and very enjoyable. The detailing of the writing was great in my opinion as well: not too over the top, but not all plane-jane, either.

Switched was actually on my TBR Tuesday #37th post. What I had hoped for this novel was something entirely different from what I got. What I hoped Switched would be about, or rather, what I hoped would happen was:

“I don’t know what to expect in Switched, but I hope that there is a lot of action, suspense, and hopefully, a good romance. I also want to find out how Wendy could be a monster. From the synopsis, the more I think about it, this book seems to sound like a retelling of Peter Pan?”

There was some action in Switched. Even though the action was slightly thrilling to read, IMG_5700the scene that I’m thinking about was kinda dull. The romance aspect of the book, while you could tell early on that it was there, there wasn’t enough of the romance for me to be particularly taken away by it. One thing that I do know though, is that the wanna-be love-triangle is boring as all heck.

As it turns out, Wendy is not a monster, and Switched isn’t a retelling of Peter Pan.

While I’m not too delighted that Switched didn’t live up to my expectations, I still kinda enjoyed it. There were a few times that the story pulled at my heart strings (pretty much anything to do with Matt). I’m glad to know that I have the last two books to the trilogy on my shelves. Hopefully Torn will be everything Switched was, and more. I mean, I kinda have to find out how Torn plays out. Especially how this book ended.

I ended up giving Switched, 2.5 stars on Goodreads (even though on Goodreads I gave it three stars).

Have you read Switched? 

Happy Reading!
Adele

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