Switched – Amanda Hocking : Book Review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 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.
There are a few editions of Switched cover..
I almost bought the last cover (US version) but thought that UK version would be more cool. hehe.
Ok, let’s begin with the review.
The keyword to this story is “Trylle”. Trylle Trilogy.
At first I wonder what is the meaning of Trylle.
Forget about the vampire series. It’s all old school already.
It’s time for a new refreshing plot. Trylle Series or Troll.
Yes, if you get it. Troll : “Flashy colorful hair, small, ugly, big eyes. In Amanda’s world, these are all misconceptions. They’re called Trylle, and they’re beautiful, magical and on the brink of extinction.”
I love both the strong character. Wendy Everly : Stubborn, Low self esteem, Charm in her own way& Finn Holmes : Cold, Serious, Protective and boleh cair laa… wahaha.
And there were some side characters which were also strong & unforgettable.
If you’ve been missing of your teen spirit era, try reading this book.
I think I haven’t read a high school based story for ages, that’s why sometimes I thought I was still sweet 17 while reading this book. Muahahahhaa.
There are sequel to this book. ‘Torn’ and ‘Ascend’
Tabik spring with the author : Amanda Hocking. She first writing/published this story only through e-book. Now she sold multi-million books.
So the hard work was paid enough.
I found a trailer made for this book.
Well, Wendy was more beautiful than my imagination from this trailer. But Finn, as I imagined much looks like Adam Levigne. Muahahhaha… (Mesti nak mejin juak..) In this trailer his face doesn’t look so… Finn. read the book and you know how does the Finn’s character was.
I’m looking forward for this book to become a movie. Maybe it can beat the Twilight Series.
Or, maybe in future we’ll watch the new era of Troll. No more Vampire anymore la.. dah basi. muhuhuh..
Sure there will be :
- Interview with the Troll
- Buffy the Troll Slayer
- The Troll Diaries
- Troll Knight
- Troll-light (in substitute for Twillight la konon… wahahahhaa)
Sign off here. Ciao.
p/s: Happy Mother’s day to mommies all over the world. Special entry coming up tomorrow!