Monday, May 21, 2012
Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1)
by Amanda Hocking
Published January 3rd 2012
by St. Martin's Griffin
I've always wanted to read this book since the mixed reviews found in Goodreads made me generally curious. Add to the fact that the author is rumoured to received a multi-million deal to get her book published so I was all eager to find out how great the book is.
Now I hardly ever write a negative review and I really tried to like the book but it reminds me a lot of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series. Except in this book, the MC is actually a changeling. A troll child who was switched with a human baby at birth.The magical world of Forening where the trolls live is actually in Minnesota, along the Mississippi River.
I'm kind of disappointed to find that the trolls are not really nice eventhough they have magical powers of their own. And Wendy's real mother who turned out to be the queen is the worst of the lot. She's cold and calculating and she reminds me a lot of the evil witch in Snow White.
The story has so much potential but sadly it got bogged down by the usual clichés and one-dimensional characters that I found very annoying. I would love to find out how Wendy turned out in the end but I'm just not really sure I have the patience to read the other books in the story. Wendy is not all bad but I just can't stand Finn. I have never met a hero that is so bland.
Recommended for: fans of the Iron Fey series
Verdict: 2 stars.
Available on: Amazon