Edition: Tor Paperback
Published: July 12th 2012
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth.
With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.
Switched has had a vast range of mixed reviews. Some have loved it, some have hated it and some found it alright. However, I loved it!
Straight away I knew the storyline was going to be one of my favourite parts. Faeries, mermaids, angels and demons can all move out of the spotlight, here come the trolls! At the start I was dubious about how such creatures that have always been portrayed as the big ugly "baddies" in fairytales would turn out in this novel. Luckily I settled into the prospect and approved (and enjoyed!) Hocking's twist on them. Trolls aside, I have to say that the powers, magic and rivalry in the Trylle's (aka. trolls) world, were also really fun to read about!
The characters were also a great edition. The main character, Wendy had just enough attitude for me to like her. Another character I also really enjoyed was Rhys. I can't reveal too much about him for risk of major spoilers but I can say he was super sweet and just an all-round lovely character!
The romance in this novel was definetly eventful! There was Finn who totally won me over... but then there was Rhys! For all you out there that have read this book; is it a love square?! I'm not completely sure (does Tove count)? Clarification please? x) However, since this is the first book and everything was more focused on Finn I'd have to say that at the minute I'm leaning more towards him with Rhys a millimetre behind!
Overall I really enjoyed this book! Amazing storyline, great characters and an on-your-toes romance with some action thrown in for good measure! I hope to get my hands on the sequel really soon! I need to know what happens to everyone!
EDIT: Turns out that a love triangle is introduced in books two and three. I must have been looking too far into the whole Rhys and Tove thing (since neither of them are even in the triangle, hehe)... Rhys does appear to have a crush on her from what I've gathered from the ending though...