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Torn (Trylle #2)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  50,367 ratings  ·  2,578 reviews
Wendy Everly was shocked to learn she is a changeling switched at birth. In Torn, book two in Amanda Hocking’s Trylle series, her story continues in a world where nothing is as it seems….

Wendy’s connection to her Vittra rivals is very close; they will stop at nothing to lure her to their side. Yet, with the threat of war looming, Wendy’s best hope of saving the Trylle is t
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by St. Martins Press, LLC (first published November 1st 2010)
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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
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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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
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
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
‘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
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
◕ ◡ ◕  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
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
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
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.
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

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
“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.
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.

Reading challenge 2015: #39 Libro con magia.

Posibles spoilers del libro anterior.

"-Porque a ti te debo mi lealtad, princesa -dijo con una sonrisa- Confío en ti y estoy seguro de que los otros Trylle harán lo mismo en cuanto descubran todo de lo que eres capaz.
-¿Y de qué soy capaz?-indagué (...)
-De llevarnos a la paz -dijo con tanta convicción que no quise contradecirlo."

Las cosas que me gustaron;

-Wendy. Les juro que nunca pensé que diría esto, pero es que la protagonista creció muchísimo
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
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
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
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
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
Veronica Tecer
There's a moment in every girl's life when she gets tired of reading of the same paranormal creatures. I've had my share of vampires, werewolves, fairies and angels so I can have appreciation for an author who does something different.

I was already a fan of Amanda since the first book but now I'm a convert.

Her writing style is simple, straight to the point and easy to read. I'm not saying she's the best writer but something about her books is just wow.

Please goodreads don't dissapear my review!
Kindra Erickson
I am fully, completely, absolutely, wholeheartedly... #TeamLoki.
Confesso que esperava muito mais deste livro. Contudo, quero muito saber como acaba a trilogia.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Tiffany (About to Read)
*4.5 stars*

I just really like Amanda Hocking’s books. There is something about her writing style and the way she tells a story that just keeps me interested. I flew through Switched and I’m happy to say that I had the same experience with Torn. Torn was actually a little bit better though because some of the characters (I’m looking at you Wendy) were less annoying.

Now in book one Wendy just got on my nerves. She is just such a child. And yes, I do realize that she is a teenager thank you very mu
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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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Other Books in the Series

Trylle (4 books)
  • Switched (Trylle, #1)
  • The Vittra Attacks (Trylle #0)
  • Ascend (Trylle, #3)
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