Switched by Amanda Hocking

Title: Switched
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Trylle Trilogy #1
Pub Date: 1-3-2012 (7-12-2010)
Pages: 293

"When 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 discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it." ~goodreads

This book had a lot of buzz because Amanda Hocking was a self-published author who ended up with a big book deal. A true dreams come true story and with this enticing cover I couldn't help pick it up.

Honestly not what I expected the Trylle to be at all....they are trolls. Aren't those to the little green guys that run around with clubs and drool coming out their mouth. Apparently not, Amanda Hocking creates a whole new society of trolls that quite resembles a humans existence. Except for a main different, Trylle unlike humans have special abilities and no two Trylle are created equal. It took me a little bit to get out of my head that these weren't those green men with clubs that I've been accustomed to in other stories but I did like the idea of them having this whole secret society. Although I wouldn't call them "good guys" by any means, stealing babies and all.

I was disappointed in Wendy a little bit. She's a changeling and actually a Trylle so that is supposed to explain her bad attitude and hissy fits. Which okay she doesn't really fit in, who she thought was her mother called her a monster. Okay so I can understand she might be not quite perfect. The part that disappointed me was that I didn't feel like she matured at all in the book. It ends with her doing, what I consider to be a selfish deed and not thinking about the consequences of her actions.

Finn was easy to love. I like the fact that even though his heart might say otherwise he didn't let it effect is duty. He looked at the big picture of the situation. Did I want him to throw caution to the wind sometimes. Of course but I respected him when he didn't.

I had mixed feelings about some of the other characters but I like the dynamic of them. That they were this grab bag of personalities. I think that help add to the book.

I consider this book a light read. One that you are not supposed to try to wrap your brain around every tiny detail and just read for enjoyment. I always like to read a book like this after I have read a longer book. This book had me interested from beginning to end and I did enjoy it.

A couple of the other covers. I really really like the one with the butterflies. I actually think it's my favorite although. I love the covers of the next two books and this would not match up with them.