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Switched by Amanda Hocking
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** spoiler alert ** I got this book from bn.com 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.

To see more of my reviews, visit my blog: http://www.futterflies.blogspot.com/
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2012 – Shelved
January 4, 2012 – Shelved as: books-i-own
January 4, 2012 – Shelved as: cover-love
January 4, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
January 15, 2012 – Started Reading
January 15, 2012 –
page 1
0.31% "Prologue: Eleven Years Ago"
January 15, 2012 –
page 6
1.89% "Chapter 1: Home"
January 15, 2012 –
page 18
5.66% "Chapter 2: "If you leave""
January 15, 2012 –
page 30
9.43% "Chapter 3: Stalker"
January 16, 2012 –
page 47
14.78% "Chapter 4: Changeling"
January 16, 2012 –
page 61
19.18% "Chapter 5: Insanity"
January 16, 2012 –
page 74
23.27% "Chapter 6: Monsters"
January 16, 2012 –
page 86
27.04% "Chapter 7: Forening"
January 16, 2012 –
page 98
30.82% "Chapter 8: Family"
January 16, 2012 –
page 110
34.59% "Chapter 9: Homesick"
January 16, 2012 –
page 121
38.05% "Chapter 10: Precognition"
January 16, 2012 –
page 129
40.57% "Chapter 11: Secret Garden"
January 16, 2012 –
page 142
44.65% "Chapter 12: Introductions"
January 16, 2012 –
page 158
49.69% "Chapter 13: Being Trylle"
January 16, 2012 –
page 172
54.09% "Chapter 14: Kingdom"
January 16, 2012 –
page 182
57.23% "Chapter 15: Education"
January 16, 2012 –
page 193
60.69% "Chapter 16: Further Instruction"
January 17, 2012 –
page 203
63.84% "Chapter 17: Jealousy"
January 17, 2012 –
page 216
67.92% "Chapter 18: Intimidation"
January 17, 2012 –
page 227
71.38% "Chapter 19: Christening"
January 17, 2012 –
page 241
75.79% "Chapter 20: Resignation"
January 17, 2012 –
page 253
79.56% "Chapter 21: The Ball"
January 17, 2012 –
page 266
83.65% "Chapter 22: Falling"
January 17, 2012 –
page 277
87.11% "Chapter 23: Aftermath"
January 17, 2012 –
page 289
90.88% "Chapter 24: Good-Bye"
January 17, 2012 –
page 293
92.14% "Finished, review coming soon!"
January 17, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
January 17, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 24, 2012 – Shelved as: reviewed-on-blog

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