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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 hope
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Paperback, 291 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by CreateSpace
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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,
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Torn (Trylle #2), Amanda Hocking
Torn is the second book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It picks up the story of Wendy Everly and the Trylle that began in Switched. The start of the book begins almost exactly where the end of Switched left off, with Wendy and Rhys running away from the palace in the Trylle's Förening. The two arrive at the home and Wendy attempts to explain to her "host brother" Matt that Rhys is his brother. He reacts with disbelief yet she t
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Jeff
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing.
My heart is still torn between Loki and Finn.
(Hehe get the pun?? Torn?? Like the title?)

*laughter slowly dies off..*

my sincere apologies for the intro


My praise for Amanda Hocking:
Thank you for making me die throughout the story.
Thank you for making me cry.
Thank you for granting me two deadly, hot, sexy guys.

I couldn’t have made it through the story without them. ;)

(Guys, I hope that part that you just read about two sexy guys will make you instantly pull out some money from our seeming
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Giselle
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc
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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Rebekah
Review found at: www.awesomebooknut.com

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
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Annie
Apr 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Preteens
Shelves: crap, paranormal, ya
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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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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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Not working for me anymore*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
This review is purely for me and might contain spoilers and facts from the book to keep myself in the known at all time. It's also very long and somewhat detailed.


Second re-read: 03.06.2018
We're back with Wendy Luella Everly (17) who, just weeks ago, found out she's a changeling switched at birth. The time schedule from first book to now is about a month; in book one, it was four months until Wendy turns 18, now it's three. The the timeline is quite s
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Sarah
Torn picks up right where Switched left off. Wendy Everly has just found out that she is the heir to the throne of Förening, a Trylle (troll) enclave in Minnesota, hidden from human eyes unless those humans are taken there, or invited in.

Angry with her mother, cold Queen Elora, for imposing tough restrictions on her—including driving away Finn, her bodyguard/boyfriend of a few days—Wendy runs away, as seventeen-year-olds often do. She brings along Rhys, the human boy with whom she was switched a
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Azbaqiyah
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's a lot of politics and romances, I mean big major POLITICS AND ROMANCES...and Tove.....I don't know what to say...thank God you're damn foxy!
Darren Hagan
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**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 Finn.....sh*t will hit the fan!! Seriously, Loki is actual bae right now. He is AMAZING! I don't h
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Kayla
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing sequel and LOKI my love!
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
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Alyssa
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***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
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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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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
Katerina
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Loki <3 Loki <3 Loki <3
The time for swooning has finally arrived!!I love him,I love him so much <3

We left Wendy returning to her old home and her brother Matt,with Rhys by her side after using persuasion on him.It was really obvious that this was a very,very bad choice,one she would regret.But!on the bright side,we came to know why the Vittra wanted her so badly (their king is such a huge as*hole and the queen merely a puppet) and yes,praise the Lord,Loki came into our lives.A sassy
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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!
Meital
Mar 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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MischaS_
So difficult to choose if I like Tove or Loki more. They both are so sweet and likeable. Anyway Finn was even worse then in the first book. Matt and Rhys were completly useless.
Aiysha
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
‘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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Meags
3.5 Stars

That was a hell of a lot more enjoyable than book one (Switched). I'm now solidly immersed within the world of the Trylle and eager to witness Wendy's humble rise to Queendom.

With the exception of my disdain for all the "adults" in this story, and my hair pulling frustration at the gutless wonder that is Finn (this guy...ARGGGHHH!!!), I truly grew to love most of the characters in this story. I loved that Matt (Wendy's brother from her human host family) returned to play a much more su
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Vicki Keire
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I think this is the best book in the series even though Wendy does annoy me at times with how fast she switches between guys.

The series does keep getting better and better and you can tell how the author's writing is maturing in the fantasy genre.
Lexy
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was interesting the character was torn in between 1 kingdom and the other
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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Norah Una Sumner
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers,people who read switched
Okay,I admit - this one was way better than the first part.
Even Elora is more likeable and approachable.We basically get more information about Wendy's family and the constant war between the Vitrra and Trylle.
Summary of the characters:
-Finn is being a huge freaking jackass.(but because he cares,duh!...I swear,I was praying through the whole book that Wendy will just forget about him.)
-Villa and Matt are spending more time together.
-Rhys is pretty much forgotten.
-Tove is being awesome as always.
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C.L. Stegall
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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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Sinead
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
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