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Switched
by Amanda Hocking

Overview - Hocking delivers the first book in the Trylle Trilogy. When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Hocking delivers the first book in the Trylle Trilogy. When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250006318
  • ISBN-10: 1250006317
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 318
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18

Series: Trylle Novel

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Paranormal
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-11-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

When she was six, Wendy Everly’s mother tried to kill her, proclaiming her a monster who had replaced her real child. Eleven years later, new student Finn tells Wendy she really is a changeling (Mom was right!), and he’s arrived to take her to her real home with the Trylle, a tribe of beautiful trolls with special powers. Hunted by a rival tribe, Wendy agrees. As she gets to know her birth mother and prepares for her debutante ball, Wendy finds her new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Tapping into the YA zeitgeist of alienation and forbidden love, Hocking’s self-published Trylle trilogy was an e-book bestseller. Packaged with a bonus short story (not seen by PW), this melodramatic fantasy tickles many of the same fancies as the Twilight books and has already established a devoted fan base. But while Hocking grabs readers early on, thinly drawn, enigmatic characters with deliberately poor communication and a flair for high school–style drama stall the story’s momentum. The plotting recovers, but the last chapter simply sets up the sequel, Torn, which pubs in February. Agent: The Axelrod Agency. Ages 12–up. (Jan.)

 
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