Torn, by Amanda Hocking | Book Review #366

11966216When 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.

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.


Torn is the second book in the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Having read Switched last year, I’ve actually forgotten quite a bit of what happened. When I started reading Torn, I couldn’t remember much. I’ve got to say off-handedly, that I’m very happy that there wasn’t a recap of what had happened in the last book, Switched. However, with how quickly you could read these books I have no doubt that you could read the Trylle trilogy within one day, if you really wanted to. 

What I didn’t like about Torn was that I really don’t like the fact that the love triangle or whatever, has turned into something else. On the topic of  love interest though… I don’t like that the love interests were utterly predictable. Though I do like Loki more than Finn. And I like Tove more than Finn.

“I don’t need love or a man to complete me, and someday you’ll find that’s true for yourself. Suitors will come and go, but you will remain.”

What I liked about Torn was that not only does the story end up being fast, and goes underway quickly, but we find out more about the history of Trylle and Vittra. And the history telling is not in an overbearing way.

I like Loki more than Finn to be honest. Finn seems like a good guy, but he’s not a good love interest. He’s too controlling and lets his fears for the person he has interest in, control him.

One thing that I really enjoyed about Torn was that it doesnt end on a cliffhanger. Yes, Torn ends mid-scene, but, I’m very pleased with how this book ended.

Overall, and especially if memory serves, I enjoyed reading Torn more than when I read Switched.

I give Torn, 2.5 stars.

Have you read the Trylle books? 

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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