Thursday, May 31, 2012
Torn- Amanda Hocking
Torn (A Trylle novel, book 2)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's
Release Date: Available
From The Back: When Wendy Everly first discovered the truth about herself--that she's a changeling switched at birth--she knew her life would never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there's more to the story...
Wendy shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined--and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers--and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off-limits...and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.
Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything--and everybody--she's ever wanted...in both worlds.
My Review: Right off the bat I'm going to tell you that no, there isn't a review for Switched (book one) because, I haven't actually read it. I picked up Torn, when I was at the mall one day, and I had absolutely no problems reading it. Ms. Hocking does a great job with the recap and filling in the reader of what happened in the first book while moving the plot of the second book along. Though, I suspect my not having read the first book was why I didn't really have an attachment to the Wendy/Finn romance, okay, I might have had a little attachment but I was more Loki right from the get go. I love that this isn't a typical fairy book, and that it's actually about Trolls, or at least the descendants of them. I love the characters, and the writing, and I have fallen absolutely in love with this series.