Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review: TORN by Amanda Hocking

This is the 27th book I've read this year.

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 of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.

Christian beliefs: None.

Other belief systems: They're trolls. Magic.

Violence: Wendy gets hurt, and starts coughing up blood. And someone else gets sick too. But otherwise than throwing people against walls, nothing else.

Romance: I was really glad that the kissing was thin. Of course, people who have read the first book, Switched, you know that Wendy and Finn had kissed before. So of course, they kiss in his book first. And as read in the description, the love tilange is forming, Wendy has this thing for Loki, a Vittra prince. And she has to marry someone before she can become queen. But that's all I'm saying. ;)

Language: the P word is used, and dick, and the D word maybe, I can't remember. Amanda is really good about not swearing all the time. You can enjoy the book way better when they're not swearing.

Any other bad things: Nope! :)


Good points

I was so happy when I saw this book sitting in my Walmart when I was just walking by the book section. And that I had money. (cough...) I had finished Switched back in Feb., and since my library doesn't have these books, I was super happy I got a chance to buy it. :D
I was very excited to get back in the world of the Tyrlle. I missed Wendy, Finn, Willa etc...Heck, I missed everyone!
It was a very quick read, and that was just reading at night, before bed time. It usually takes me a long time to read a book when I only read during night. And I think you enjoy and remember the book way better when you take your time. Like eating slowly, you enjoy it better. (says my mom anyway.)
Amanda writes like she tweets. (hehe) If I didn't know who wrote this, I would have probably guessed Amanda Hocking.
Ok, now onto the review part. :p
I loved where it started, Wendy had just ran away to see her host brother Matt, but she gets kidnapped by the Vittra. Then she escapes and goes back with the Tyrlle, where she starts training again. 
Wendy can use persuasion and move things with her mind. It was cool to see her grow. :)

Negative points

The writing was a little iffy, but I've been reading classics out loud with my mom. :P

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

I'm going to start Ascend super soon!!


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