“Switched” by Amanda Hocking // Book Review

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Release date: January 3, 2012

Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin

Nombre de pages : 216

 

Book Description:

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 discovers her mother might have been right.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy’s not sure she wants to be a part of it.

 

My review:

A book that had been watching for a while and that I ended up reading in English. I had a great time with Wendy and Finn.

I would not do the description of the book since you can read the summary above.

I prefer to focus on what I liked, and here I liked the writing, it was fast to read, the characters, the original universe set up and especially I didn’t get bored at any time.

Wendy is a rather nice character, which we appreciate quite quickly especially when we think about what she lived during her childhood. This detestable relationship with her mother. Hard to imagine that a mother can react like that. But then everything makes sense.

Wendy and Finn are nice together but it’s clearly not my favorite couple. It must be said that I have never been a great fan of romances, so even if sometimes I find some cute couples most of the time they bore me deeply …

The negative is the rather simplistic plot, if you read a lot of fantasy young adult, the story is not much original, except for trolls! Too bad also that the trolls are represented in a way too human for my taste, with only a few powers, which in the end are more reminiscent of wizards than anything else but hey I’m not the author!

This first book is nice, a good summer reading, perfect if you start in this literary genre, if you are already a follower of YA fantasy you will not be surprised by this book, but I had a good time reading it!

My rating: / 5

 

 

 

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