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Switched by Amanda Hocking
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May 10, 2012

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Read from January 15 to 17, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I got this book from when I got a 50% off coupon sent to me. I had known about it for a while, however, it was only available on nook or kindle, so I was unable to read it. I was excited to get it and read it because I had heard so much about it.

The beginning of this book annoyed me. It read really amateurish. There were so many simple grammatical errors and just read really middle schoolish. However, I stuck with it and it steadily got a lot better. It started off strange when Wendy was so easily following in love with someone that was being creepy (her own words) and kept staring at her intensely. That would put me off from a person, not want to be around them. And then she runs away with him when he finally reveals to her that she's a changeling and promises her a better life.

Which she doesn't necessarily get. Because she still has an inattentive mother even when she gets to her Troll home.

However, what really frustrated me about this book, wasn't the writing or simple errors. It was that Wendy was so Blind. There were simple obvious things going on in this book, that I picked up on so early but then it took her forever to figure out. Like who Rhys really was, the blonde hair should of given it right away (I was like OMG, it's him). My eyes kept rolling when she couldn't figure these things out.

It was a new take on Trolls and I haven't read a book just about Trolls before, so I definitely liked the change of pace from other YA books. And the last few scenes between Wendy and Finn were absolutely scorching. These were all great things in the book. And there were interesting characters, so it was definitely not all negative. However, the last part of the book started to remind of 'The VA' series, LOL strange enough. I still really look forward to reading 'Torn' to see what happens between Wendy and Finn and figure out what world she finally chooses.

If you are looking for a simple, easy read with a new concept. This book is for you.

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Reading Progress

01/15/2012 page 1
0.0% "Prologue: Eleven Years Ago"
01/15/2012 page 6
2.0% "Chapter 1: Home"
01/15/2012 page 18
6.0% "Chapter 2: "If you leave""
01/15/2012 page 30
10.0% "Chapter 3: Stalker"
01/16/2012 page 47
16.0% "Chapter 4: Changeling"
01/16/2012 page 61
21.0% "Chapter 5: Insanity"
01/16/2012 page 74
25.0% "Chapter 6: Monsters"
01/16/2012 page 86
29.0% "Chapter 7: Forening"
01/16/2012 page 98
33.0% "Chapter 8: Family"
01/16/2012 page 110
38.0% "Chapter 9: Homesick"
01/16/2012 page 121
41.0% "Chapter 10: Precognition"
01/16/2012 page 129
44.0% "Chapter 11: Secret Garden"
01/16/2012 page 142
48.0% "Chapter 12: Introductions"
01/16/2012 page 158
54.0% "Chapter 13: Being Trylle"
01/16/2012 page 172
59.0% "Chapter 14: Kingdom"
01/16/2012 page 182
62.0% "Chapter 15: Education"
01/16/2012 page 193
66.0% "Chapter 16: Further Instruction"
01/17/2012 page 203
69.0% "Chapter 17: Jealousy"
01/17/2012 page 216
74.0% "Chapter 18: Intimidation"
01/17/2012 page 227
77.0% "Chapter 19: Christening"
01/17/2012 page 241
82.0% "Chapter 20: Resignation"
01/17/2012 page 253
86.0% "Chapter 21: The Ball"
01/17/2012 page 266
91.0% "Chapter 22: Falling"
01/17/2012 page 277
95.0% "Chapter 23: Aftermath"
01/17/2012 page 289
99.0% "Chapter 24: Good-Bye"
01/17/2012 page 293
100.0% "Finished, review coming soon!"

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