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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 hope
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Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 1st 2010)
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Giselle
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
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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
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Annie
Jan 02, 2014 Annie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Preteens
Shelves: 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
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Kaede
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 th
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Alyssa
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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
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Aiysha
‘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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Reading Vacation
REVIEW

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
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C.L. Stegall
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
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Vicki Keire
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
♥TaylorSquared♥
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.
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
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
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Kristin Edwards
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
Melissa
2.5

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
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Дани
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...
Midnight Bloom
Picking up immediately after the events in Switched, Amanda Hocking's Torn was once again an addictive read that left me breathless and refusing to set the novel down until I had finished. There's an allure to this series and its characters which I simply find irresistible!

There was some excellent character growth in this novel which I just absolutely loved! We learn there's more to Elora's cold demeanor as the Queen of the Trylle when she reveals more of her past, and suddenly, the tough love s
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Mizuki
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
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Sandra
Achei, em dúvida nenhuma, que este segundo volume foi bem melhor do que o primeiro.

Com uma trama mais intrincada e perversa, com um complicações amorosas à vista (aquele Finn parece-me cada vez mais um grande parvo, mas o Loki parece-me muito bem)

Este é um livro cheio dde surpresas mas também cheio de revelações.

Desde a revelação do segredo íntimo de Tove, passando pela queda das máscaras das personagens da mais elevada posição social - Elora, Aurora e mesmo o rei dos vittra Oren.
E aquela surpr
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Julie
I tend to devour Amanda Hocking's paranormal/fantasy romance books and Torn was no exception. This book is the sequel to Switched, where Wendy finds herself living a less than glamorous human life to discovering she is a princess to the Trylle people, Trolls (but not the ugly kind), at the ripe age of 17. In Torn, Wendy has run away from the palace life, all its restrictions, lies, and expectations, back to her human home and family. The problem that arises is the rival society of Trylle, the Vi ...more
Selina
I enjoyed reading Torn more as whenI read Switched. It's less focused on 'How to be a Princess?', which was making the whole story a bit more interesting. There were also more things actually happening during the story, so the plot was defenitly developing a lot more.

The characters are also developing more. Except for Finn... I already didn't think he was really awesome or something, but I guess that this was intended. So Amanda Hocking hasn't done a very good job at that. And the only thing F
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Stephanie
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Charlene
I was quite excited to read the second book in this series after loving the first. The main character, Wendy, had established herself as a strong, capable heroine, who I enjoyed reading about. Unfortunately, after delving into this installment, I found my opinion of her to be wavering. She seemed to transform from someone who brought a non-traditional view to her people, into someone who did things because they were expected of her. At several points I actually hit my head against the wall in fr ...more
Amanda P
I really love this series. It gets better and better!! I love how Wendy is starting to grow into a "queen" into this novel. We also see more character development with Finn and even the handsome Loki. In Amanda Hocking's sequel in her Trylle series. In the first book we learn about Wendy's heritage and where she comes from but in Torn we drive right into learning about her kingdom and the sacrifices she will make. I really loved this book!

The beginning picks up right at the end of Switched which
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Kim
Finished this one in practically one sitting, which I think says a lot considering how I usually take on books. There are only two sorts of books that take me so little time to read: short ones or silly ones that I'm just trying to get done with. Torn happens to be both.
With a good book, I tend to draw it out and pay closer attention to descriptions and the like but Torn? Oh geeze.
Let me begin with pointing out all its similarities to Rachelle Mead's Vampire Academy series;
-Our main character i
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Samantha Young
Wow, I've consumed the first two books in the Trylle series in a couple of days! Addictive stuff.

The second in the Trylle series sees Wendy uncovering more of the history of the Trylle and their enemy the Vittra. With more of the facts of her own heritage laid bare and just exactly what is expected of her, Wendy struggles to decide what is more important to her - her love for Finn (someone completely unsuitable for a Princess) or her duty to the crown and to her people.

The political intrigue and
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Abbie
I can't believe how hooked I am on this trilogy. I still don't like Wendy because she's still spoiled and ungrateful. But upon further reading I've realized that Wendy and Finn's romance occured rather abruptly probably because she enjoyed having a strong, handsome young man take care of her.

In this book Wendy learns about her father, the Vittra king and the fall of the Trylle tribe if she is unable to become a good queen. A new character is introduced, the charming Vittra Markis named Loki. I l
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Stéphanie
oh god it was so good! like seriously, I really liked it! I think that it was much better than switched, so I really hope that ascend is going to be even better :)


[SPOILER ALERT]

Oh let me just say first of all; I love you Loki! He really reminds me of Jace and Will from the mortal instruments and the infernal devices.
He is one sassy bitch :) And he is also a bit of a beaten puppy and that is so sad :( Wendy is developing herself as a character, which I always love to see! I think that it is grea
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Alessa Castillo
(Nivel medio de SPOILERS)
Le doy como un 4.7!
La verdad esta me atrapo mucho mas que el primer libro, aunque piense que Wendy es demasiado indecisa!
En este libro se descubren cosas que la verdad ni se me ocurrieron desde las primeras paginas, que Wendy es secuestrada y llevada al castillo Vittra por Loki, se empiezan a revelar muchísimos misterios de porque ella es tan necesaria para ambos bandos. Me gusta el roll que empieza a asumir desde el principio no es la chiquilla que una vez pensó que tod
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Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
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Torn is just as addicting as Amanda Hocking's first book in the Trylle Trilogy, Switched! From the intriguing history of the tension between the Trylle and Vitrra to the charming characters surrounding Wendy, readers will be captivated.

The most favorable aspect of Torn is that the story picks up right when Switched ended. There's enough background information to remind readers of events in the last novel, but it's not overbearing or wasted space. The story's pace
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Erin Sawyer
I absolutely loved this book!! I was in a bit of a reading slump so it took me awhile to get into it, but once I did I couldn't put it down. I think it was just as good as the first book, Switched , though in a different way. In Switched Wendy found out that she was a Trylle Princess and was being pursued fervently by the Vittra. Wendy discovered that there were a lot of secrets being kept from and, in Switched, she only found partial answers to very few of the questions she asked. Torn sheds li ...more
 ■©atherine■
Finn managed to irritated me more in this book. And what is wrong with the names of the characters? Why name the Vittra's Prince, Loki? It made me think of Tom Hiddleston which by the way is a good thing. But seeing this Loki guy as Tom is pretty bad, considering he's only 20 or 21 years old. And her fiancé name. Tove? Are you kidding me?

I kind of liked Loki. He was a funny guy, so full of wits. I hope to see him in more in the next book. But THE ENDING!!!
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows 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. She has published fifteen novels, including the Hollows and the Watersong series. Frostfire - the first b
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