Series: The Trylle Trilogy #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on January 3, 2012
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Source: Owned Audible Book
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.
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush Soda Saga or Trivia Crack.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
I have to admit this book surprised me, in a good way! I guess when it comes to paranormal creatures, I need to stop being so damn judgey. In the right author’s hands, any magical creature is going to be interesting.
Switched introduced me to trolls- ones that aren’t hideous looking or live under bridges. Hocking not only draws on troll mythology, or trylle mythology, but also the legend of the Changeling.
At every turn, this book surprised me. I really loved Wendy’s past- from her mother’s attempt to kill her to her very protective brother and aunt to meeting the hunky Finn and realizing her mother might not be as crazy as Wendy and others had long thought.
So, I guess I’m into trolls now.
I can’t wait to see where this story is going, but I’m glad to be along for the ride!
Therese Plummer narrates, and she’s quickly becoming a new favorite of mine. She did a great job with this book, and I’ve recently been listening to her on the Aurora Teagarden series.