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Torn (Trylle #2)

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When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story...

She 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 hop
Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 15th 2010)
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Serena i would say that finn have more than 0% if he wouldn't have chosen his duty over wendy i'd say he would have a 70% and i agree in the part of loki an…morei would say that finn have more than 0% if he wouldn't have chosen his duty over wendy i'd say he would have a 70% and i agree in the part of loki an 80%.( Also wendy and loki name their child Oliver ) But wendy also was going to have her first time with Finn so who nows ....i was wondering if i was also finn's son cause he had relationships with wendy and the wendy had one night with loki.....??? And Finn didn't chose wendy cause he didn't want her to be banished finn wanted to protect wendy.(less)
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Pearl Angeli
What happens when everything changes?

Switched may not be the great introduction to this series, but Torn made it all up. There were a lot of developments here in this book thanks to my new favorite character-- ladies and gentlemen, Loki Staad!

I have to make a special highlight to this awesome character because he deserves it. Loki is one spectacular character. I admired his realness and the way he treated Wendy in this book. He may be a Vittra but he wasn't considered a villain. To be honest,
Bekah AwesomeBookNut
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Wow…. so many thoughts and feelings. My biggest one, is WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS SOONER! sheesh! so good…

In this one we are introduced to new and exciting characters, things that were kept from Wendy are revealed, some awesome and major character developments happen in this one. It’s just great.

I enjoyed more of Matt, Wendy’s brother and his role in this, I so enjoyed the tension between Wendy and Finn…. *sigh*

But the biggest development that I really enjoyed
Feb 23, 2012 Giselle rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own, fantasy, paranormal
In this second installment of the Trylle trilogy, we reunite with Wendy inside this strange new world she's still digesting. It's an honorable sequel with a lot of world building, plenty of characterization, and enough twists to keep you enchanted until the end.

Let's start with the world building. In Switched, we're introduced to this new race of Trylle. We meet the queen, we visit the kingdom and we learn where Wendy fits in all of this. Now, in Torn, we go deeper. We learn a lot more about the
Mimi Valentine
Rating: 4.5 beautiful stars!

You know you have an amazing sequel when you love it more than the first book — and that's exactly the case with Torn! I wasn't expecting to be as blown away as I was but I ended up loving it from the beautiful cover to the heartbreaking end.

From the very first page, I already knew I was going to lose sleep reading this book! It still gives enough information to remind you of what happened in Switched, but the recap isn't boring or overwhelming. We also get to learn
Mar 30, 2016 Annie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Preteens
Shelves: young-adult, crap
What the hell IS this? Did Amanda Hocking miss out on the sixth grade English when they taught the basic outline of a story? There needs to be a beginning ... a middle ... a CLIMAX ... and an end. This wasn’t even a story, it was just a random bunch of non - events.

The most annoying part of this “book” was the complete lack of progress or pacing. The beginning actually wasn’t bad; Wendy was kidnapped by the Vittra and I actually thought the whole book was going to be like this, but no. Once Wen
Unfortunately, Torn is even worse than the first, lacking in many of the things Switched had to offer.

It's really hard to get into a book when the main character insists and refuses to do anything in any way but her own. And the similarities to Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series? Maybe Amanda Hocking didn't mean for that to happen, or for anyone to be aware of it, but I tend to pick up on the littlest of things.

We'll start off with the whole "I love my mentor but he won't love me back
Wart Hill
clearly a second in a trilogy. a lot of "getting there" stuff. nice to see people actually telling Wendy things she needs to know.

forgot to mention: super psyched that there's a gay character!
Darren Hagan aka snazzlebooks
Mar 23, 2016 Darren Hagan aka snazzlebooks rated it really liked it
**No spoilers**

What a difference a book makes!!

Torn is such a better book than Switched, holy guacamole?! The only things I didn't like we're Finn (his entire character - grr), and the ending was a bit anticlimactic in my opinion.

Wendy was so much more tolerable in this book. She was a lot more selfless and friendly, and she is actually shaping up to be a good queen. But I swear if she ends up with*t will hit the fan!! Seriously, Loki is actual bae right now. He is AMAZING! I don't h
Sep 18, 2014 Alyssa rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Torn by Amanda Hocking
Book Two of the Trylle series
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals tha
Kristin Edwards
Mar 12, 2012 Kristin Edwards rated it liked it
My main issue with Amanda Hocking is that she has no sense of rise and fall. She doesn't know how to bring the story to a high point and then leave you heaving with suspense in the conclusion. She made an improvement from the first book by giving you reason to believe that the series will continue. She left Wendy's relationship with her father, the Vittra King, open for us to find out later. We still don't have much of a handle on who Wendy is and what she wants. We know she thinks that she's pr ...more
Reading Vacation

I read these three books back-to-back-to-back on my Kindle. The story had me so engaged, that I could not put it down. I was reading in the car, at school, on my bed, at the dinner table, and in the media room. You could call it an obsession.

In this paranormal tale, Wendy learns at the age of seventeen that she is a troll. Oh, but she isn’t just ANY troll, her past is filled with mystery, deceit, and some unexpected ancestors. Amanda Hocking carefully twisted this plot with all sorts of su
Torn, book 2 of Amanda Hocking's Trylle trilogy, is a very easy book to read and it wouldn't charge you too much time and effort, but the writing is so plain that it lacks tone, style, tension, foreshadowing and grace---Okay, just about everything which would make the book interesting.

Instead we are once again stuck with the uninteresting Wendy's first person POV throughout the entire book, and her narration is becoming counter-productive to the story. For most of the book Wendy is focused on th
Feb 19, 2012 Aiysha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Torn’ starts from exactly where Switched is left off. Wendy after getting fed up with the life she has at the palace persuades Rys into taking her back to Matt, her host brother’s house.

‘Torn’ is more exciting as it introduces many more characters some more surprising than others but I would’nt want to give it away! More dangers are to come as the Vittra are aware where Wendy is and that she has reached the age and is capable of becoming queen. After complications, which consequence in Finn to
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Dec 04, 2013 ◕ ◡ ◕ Arooj rated it liked it
Plot wise? A pretty good sequel.
Character wise? No. Especially how Wendy acted.

The Good
- There was a lot more plot development than the last book. The first book, Switched, consisted mainly of Wendy just learning to be a Princess, and it got a little boring. However, this wasn't entirely like that.

- I enjoyed learning more about the history between the Trylle and the Vittra. I now understand why they're enemies and how serious the situation is. I also see the Vittra in a new light now. They're s
C.L. Stegall
Dec 26, 2010 C.L. Stegall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Hocking has something good going here. I am certainly not a fan of paranormal romance unless it has some decent action in it and doesn't drip with saccharine. This one I picked up due to her rather large following on Amazon, and I read her blog one day only to discover a curiosity of her work. I read both this and the first volume of the Trylle Trilogy (Switched) in just over a week and a half.

These are a self-published book and it shows in places. The editing could use a little work, but ov
Vicki Keire
Nov 19, 2010 Vicki Keire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been thinking about boundaries and edges a lot lately since picking up Amanda Hocking's newest release Torn, which she was kind enough to let me review early. The title alone suggests such things: Edges. Boundaries. Thresholds. Wendy Everly and nearly everyone she cares about stands at one of these in Hocking's second installment of her acclaimed Trylle trilogy. Friends, family, enemies, and Wendy herself remain caught in cross-currents of political and class struggles, navigating complex p ...more
Oct 25, 2014 ♥TaylorSquared♥ rated it it was amazing
You meet Loki! He may be a Vittra(spelling???? Book isn't in front of me), but that doesn't mean all of them are bad. It shows a different side to them and you just learn more about them. The drama that happens between Finn and Wendy isn't the best, but it shows more of the fact that Finn wants to try an stop whatever's going on between them. Rhys meets Matt and it isn't the best relationship at first until they start hanging out, causing Matt to realize he really is his brother.
This book is an honourable sequel to the Trylle world, with plenty of character development and interesting story. Wendy is a lot more accepting of her role as Princess, and I again feel that realness with her; she's stubborn and irritating at times, but she says what she feels and I couldn't help agreeing with her a lot of the time and thinking that if I suddenly realised I was royalty in a completely different species, I would probably act this way too.

There's a love triangle with Finn, her tr
Aug 28, 2015 Goddess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Einfach wegen Loki musste ich diesem Buch 4 Sterne geben. Wendy hat mich zwar die Hälfte des Buches zu Tode genervt, aber ansonsten war es echt gut. Bis auf diese total offensichtliche (view spoiler)Geschichte mit Matt.
Tove ist außerdem auch einer der wirklich guten neuen Charaktere.

Auch konnte ich nicht ganz nachvollziehen warum Wendy immer sauer auf Finn war? Finn ist wohl der Letzte dem man hier Vorwürfe machen könnte... und er scheint auch der Klügerer zu sein. (view
Nov 28, 2015 Amelie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wer Band eins mochte, der wird auch Band zwei mögen. So einfach ist das. Es geht vollkommen fließend ineinander über, man findet super schnell wieder in die Geschichte, die Charaktere sind genauso toll wie noch in Band eins, das Buch ist sogar sehr viel actiongeladener als noch Verborgen und der Schreibstil auch hier wunderbar.
Meine einzige Kritik an Band eins war ja, dass man mehr über Tove erfahren sollte und im Zusammenhang damit auch über seine Fähigkeiten und auch über das, was noch in Wend
Aug 19, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Stavo per dare a questo libro 3 stelline. Ma poi (view spoiler)

Capisco chi considera Torn migliore di Switched e, da un certo punto di vista, questo è vero. Ma il mio preblema rimane sempre lo stesso: Wendy La Piattola.

Seriamente, Wendy è profonda quanto una pozzenghera: l'unico criterio secondo cui si innamora di qualcuno è quanto tale tipo è figo. Non mi pare che abbia mai
Krystal Bond
Feb 03, 2016 Krystal Bond rated it liked it
2.75 I definitely didn't enjoy this book more than the first. It didn't have a climax or anything crazy interesting. It really felt like it was almost a waste. Second book syndrome for sure. I'll likely read the third book, but I'm not jumping to do it right away. This is a weak story in my opinion. It's a great idea for a world and maybe a better writer could have executed it in a way that would do the characters more justice.
« Dividida é o segundo volume da saga Trylle de Amanda Hocking e, como todos os segundos volumes de uma série jovem-adulto, pensava que iria haver uma espécie de afastamento em relação à linha temporal mas, para minha agradável surpresa, não aconteceu, pelo contrário. Em Divididacomeçamos quase no exacto ponto que Trocada nos deixou e, embora os capítulos que se seguem sejam um tanto ou quanto "pobres" no que toca à construção do universo, é uma leitura viciante. Mais uma vez, penso que a ideia ...more
Oct 10, 2015 Farlene rated it liked it
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Brief synopsis (Spoilers if you have not read Switched)

Torn picks up exactly where Switched left off. Wendy has found her way home and is accompanied by Rhys. She explains to Matt (her host brother) basically all that happened to her after she left in bk.1.
But then she is kidnapped by the Trylle enemy, the Vittra, and after being held hostage in their dungeon, she is taken to the king who it turns out has a closer connection to her than she could ever think possible. She also meets and befriend
Jan 03, 2016 Whit rated it really liked it
Gah!! I absolutely love this series. Yeah, I know I gave book 2 only 4 stars but... I feel like the relationship development isn't strong enough for me to be believable.

Let me be clear... I love Loki. I love Tove. I can't stand Finn. I think her strongest connection is with Tove and while I totally understand why they can't be together together, I wish that there was as much effort in convincing me that there were reasons behind her "love" for Finn. Feeling butterflies isn't enough to convince m
“No!” I shouted with tears streaming down my face. “I hate that you do this me. I hate how crazy you make me. I hate you!” - Wendy to Finn

Yeah. That right there is a summary of the entire book. Oh, and Elora's dying.
Nov 07, 2014 Дани rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Не мога да си обясня как авторката е решила, че книгата е завършена преди да се случи дори... нещо? По-голямо бездействие не съм срещал в книга...
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 29.03.15.
Loki!!! :D
First rate: 5 stars.
Second rate: 4.5 stars.
Feb 03, 2016 Robin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Finally finished this book after starting it and then putting it down for ages! And wow I am glad I am continuing this trilogy. I feel a lot more attached to the characters now... AH Loki Staad the enemy but not actually ;) I'm reading this trilogy in one book, the complete trilogy, and it just feels like one big story! Switched was a pretty slow introduction to the series, but ah now with the character development and everything happening... YES! I've grown to be fond of all the characters ...more
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. Herzombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic nov
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