Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Torn by Amanda Hocking

Torn by Amanda Hocking 
Trylle Trilogy # 2 
Release Date: February 28th, 2012
Publisher: St.Martin’s Griffin
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.

When I read Switched a couple of three months ago, I really enjoyed it. It was captivating and I really liked the concept of the book, the idea of changeling. Book two was a little less addicting to me, which is understandable as the middle books often ends up being a bridge between the first book and the third book. 

It is easy to see why she named the novel Torn. Everyone seems to be torn between many options. Wendy is starting to get torn between her obligation and her love for Finn. I liked that she was trying to take her responsibilities more seriously, but I felt like she was doing it for the wrong reasons, simply because Finn decided that his duty (and hers) were more important than their feelings. Finn made me so mad when he just decided that she needed to be with someone more her level. I mean, COME ON! If you love someone, shouldn’t you fight a little for him or her? 

 I really liked that we got to see a little more about her father, and the Vittra. Of course, if I talk about the Vittra, I can’t really forget about Loki. I really liked him. I’m hoping we’ll get to see more of him in the third book. There’s a thing about him that makes him addicting. He is strong, sensible, and he is really a great match for Wendy. If she can’t be with Finn, I wish it would be with him. After all, Wendy isn’t really Tove’s type. Toe’s a great friend, but a future husband? There won’t be much love, or passion between those two. Maybe a great friendship, but still... Another character I was glad to learn more about was Elora. I think it helps us understand a little more about her motivation, the reasons she acts the way she does with her daughter. One character I was really glad to see coming back is Matt. I love him as a brother, even if its relationship with Wendy isn’t as great as it used to be. 

 Overall, I did enjoy this novel. Was I a little disappointed over where the story is going? Yes. I’m just rooting for Fin and Wendy so much!! I can’t wait to see where the story is going; I hope we’ll also see more of Loki. The Trylle series is set in an amazing world that really made me want to read more of this series. A series you should really check out.

Have you read this series?
What did you think of it?
Who are you rooting for when it comes to Wendy's love life?

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