Wednesday 10 August 2016

Mini-Review! - Switched by Amanda Hocking

Title: Switched

Author: Amanda Hocking

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal* (*ish)

Series: Trylle Trilogy #1

Amazon: UK - USA


This book is nuttier than a squirrel's hoard.

OK, so we have mademoiselle-YA-heroine Wendy. Who is completely unlikeable and pretty abrasive. When she's not whining, she's making truly stupid decisions.

But then, she's a YA heroine, and these things happen.

Then Wendy finds out she's a troll (I know - what?!) and a changeling-child t'boot.

She moves in with the other trolls, and we find out that she's about the nicest and least whiny of all of the trolls - who knew?

Everyone continues to make stupid-a*s decisions, although there is a ray of intelligence at the end - which I can't go into, cos, y'know, it'd get spoiler-y.

Sometimes I questioned why I was still reading it but... I just couldn't seem to help myself.

You know when you see an accident? And you know you shouldn't stare, but you can't look away? It's that feeling.

I shouldn't've wanted to keep reading... but I did.

Oh and those of you who hate/love/love-to-hate/hate-to-love love triangles?

Yeah, this book actually has more of a love rectangle/multi-sided shape... comprised mainly of Wendy and countless broody mystery-dudes. (There are a lot of them. Turns out teenage trolls are naturally pi*sy.)

Other girls also fancy various members of the broody-dude-troop. See? Multi-sided love-shape. (I don't even know.)

There's some violence, and eternally-thwarted sexy-times of one type and another. (Troll society is one massive chastity belt as far as Wendy's concerned.)

There might be swearing... but I honestly can't remember, so if there was it passed me by. It's possible that there was the odd 'cr*p' in there, I really don't know.

If you read this, you will enjoy it... you just won't necessarily want to enjoy it.

*Shrugs* - sometimes you need some absolutely crackers YA, if you love it, go for it.

I liked it. I really don't know why.

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  1. Well this looks intriguing! I kind of sort of love those books that you want to hate but kind of love? This book looks like it contains all the elements I usually seem to hate though!

    1. Yeah... there was approximately *nothing* I liked here - but I still enjoyed it! Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what to make of it :) it's full of so much whininess, tired tropes, and stupid-a*s decisions (and *trolls*... I mean, really?!) but somehow... I still kind of liked it!

  2. Sometimes you read those books that are so strange that you really don't know why you like it but you just DO. And it's okay to love those books too haha.

    1. I wouldn't go as far as *love* but I def. liked it - and really have no idea why! It's *so* random! XD

  3. I read this trilogy a while back, and remember thinking it was so weird, but pretty awesome at the same time! I do vaguely recall the last two books being better than the first (albeit stranger, too), so I'd definitely give them a read!!

    1. I might read the other books @ some point. I found this book so... everything about it should make me hate it, but somehow I just like it! Despite all the truly random issues here!


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