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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[Review] Torn (Trylle Trilogy, #2) by Amanda Hocking

Title: Torn
Series: Trylle Trilogy, #2
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 291 (Paperback)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: February 28, 2012

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 marry a 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.

Torn picks up right where Switched left off: Wendy has just returned to her brother after running from her mother and her title. But she's not home for long before trouble finds her. Soon enough she's attacked and wakes up in a Vittra dungeon, but then she has a meeting with the king who has a bit of a surprise for her. From this point on Wendy has a lot of decisions to make regarding her future and the future of her people.

Wendy truly is torn in this book. She's torn over her sense of duty versus love. She's dealing with a lot more than she was in the previous book, and a lot more is riding on her shoulders. As a result she must learn more about Trylle and Vittra history, and develop and control her powers. I really enjoyed reading more about the troll world, and what kind of powers Wendy has yet to come into fully. It was also interesting to watch Wendy go from a carefree teen to a reluctant princess and finally to a dutiful Queen in training. We also get to see a new side of Elora, which made me hate her less, and made her feel more real. I also started feeling sorry for her, which I wasn't expecting. In fact, there's quite a few things I wasn't expecting in this book, and that just made it that much more enjoyable.

I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. I loved learning more about the different trolls, but I especially loved Loki. He's incredibly handsome and charming, and I'm just drawn to him much like Wendy is. I can't figure out if he truly feels like they have a connection or if he has an unknown agenda. Either way, I hope to see him again in the next book, and I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends!

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  1. This was an amazing book. I didn't know if it could be better than Switched, but I think that it was. I was so enthralled in this book that I found it hard to put it down to do anything else. When I finsihed it, I was almost sad because I have to wait for the next book in the series. This author is so talented. Every book that she has published, I have read, and could not put any of them down until I finished the book. I recommend this book and all the others that she has written to anybody.

  2. I also enjoyed Torn more than Switched. I couldn't believe the second book could be even more awesome than the first one but there you go. :D I'm excited to read the final book soon.
    Great review!


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