I finished this book in one sitting, and it was really exciting. I am a big fan of vampires but what I love even more than anything is immortals. Alth...moreI finished this book in one sitting, and it was really exciting. I am a big fan of vampires but what I love even more than anything is immortals. Although vampires become immortals through biting, Seraphina becomes an immortal through alchemy. Which makes me think of the famous Nicholas Flammel.
The way Seraphina becomes an immortal is she controls her soul and where it goes. She takes over other girls bodies but only when they want to die, or close to death. Her first love Cyrus is the one who gave her this ability. Cyrus believes in science and math, and believes there's facts behind everything magic. Seraphina, on the other hand, believes in fate, and she likes magic, and the thing she wants the most is to die, and connect with her mom again.
She was prepared to die, but Cyrus is willing to let her go. She comes up with a plan and she almost succeeds, until the car crash. Now, she inhabits a new girl's body, and she takes over the girl's life. For once, she feels like she doesn't have to worry about forever, but live in the moments of a regular teenage girl. Like crushing on the next door boy, Noah, who cares for Kailey.
But Cyrus is searching for her again, and this is like a game to him. Sera has to be steps ahead of him, so he doesn't figure out who she is. And man, the ending of the story, had me going crazy.
This was great, quick-paced book. The romance didn't feel like over the top, since Seraphina didn't want to take over Kailey's life. Noah was cute and he was like the best friend/boyfriend type. Cyrus was possessive, and dangerous. Kind of cute at first, but he scared me. Seraphina was great heroine, not the kick ass type but the honorable type. She didn't want to be a fake, and put anyone Kailey cared about in danger.
Those three characters were great, and some of Kailey's family and friends were great as well. Though, hopefully, Avery brings back the Coven from Seraphina's incarnate family because I didn't get to know them that much as I had hoped.
Okay, I thought the first book was breath-taking and heartbreaking, but this one is all of that and more. I had mixed feelings about the first book, b...moreOkay, I thought the first book was breath-taking and heartbreaking, but this one is all of that and more. I had mixed feelings about the first book, but this one I absolutely love.
Now, I kind of didn’t want to get all spoilery for you guys, because it’s one of those books you have to read to know the feelings that I went through while reading. It is a like an event where you had to be there to know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t read A Need So Beautiful, you should really read it before looking at this review.
Same character. Different name. Hmm. However, it felt like I was meeting a whole new character but I knew things that she had to figure out. I did not expect that, but it is definitely very different from anything I have ever read. I think what I love about this book, is I knew what was going on before the main character.
When Harlin came into the picture, I did squeal a little. It did take awhile for Elise to get close to him, but I think I read like super fast until she did. With Abe, he scared me a little from the beginning. I first thought he was a player, then a stalker, and well, I can’t really say what else without ruining the story. I will say this, whenever Elise was with him, my heart would race and not in a good way.
Another thing I really like, understanding Onika more. Elise has these visions of when Onika decided to go with the Shadows and what happened when she did. You see another side of Onika.
Also this one threw a curveball at me. Lucy, Elise’s sister, is going through some stuff. At first, I wasn’t at all curious about her. As the story continues, I started to get some suspicions about her.
Ah, the ending!! I was afraid of what was going to happen because I don’t see any news of there being more books to this series. This makes me awfully sad because I am not ready to let go of Charlotte/Elise go just yet. I am crossing my fingers there will be another but I have a feeling I might be let down.
This book is just a whirlwind of emotions. If you love the first book or simply enjoyed it, you must continue on to this book. If you haven’t started the series, don’t wait around. This series is a must read.
This book was okay but I thought it was going to be so much better. I had a lot of friends reading the ebook for Switched and telling they really like...moreThis book was okay but I thought it was going to be so much better. I had a lot of friends reading the ebook for Switched and telling they really liked it, so I thought I was going to love it. The story was great but to me, it just felt like a casual read. It’s one of those books where you want to see how it is, and read it, but afterwards you will most likely forget about it.
I think the thing that got really interested in this book was first trolls, and second... well hello her mother tried to kill her when she was a kid! This has to be a really good book. Right?
I love the world Amanda Hocking has created. Trylle seems magical and a place I would love to visit. If you didn’t know, Trylle are actually trolls but not creepy, mean ones from like Lord of the Rings and not the fuzzy hair troll dolls. However, they do share some similar qualities like the uncontrollable hair. Hey look at that uncontrollable has troll in it, hmm coincidence? They also like being barefoot and they have vegan diet. But one of the strongest qualities that seemed to be very important was that Trylle have strong attitudes and tempers. They like to have everything their way.
Wendy has all these qualities while living with her human brother Matt and her aunt Maggie. But when she gets to Trylle, I feel like she was whole different character. She didn’t keep the same…hmm…I guess I will say spark that she had when she was with Matt and Maggie. I thought she was going to have an attitude with everything, at least in her mind. But nope, she becomes less sassy.
Another thing that bothered me, the plot seemed to stay on a constant pace. There were a few exciting points but not a lot of excitement until towards the ending. This really did help, because now I am curious on what is going to happen in the next book. Will I read right away? I’m not sure. I think I am going to put off reading the sequel until the final book comes out. That way I can read both books right away.
I think you should give the book a try, but I would burrow it. The world of Trylle is amazing and it’s worth exploring.