Thursday, 25 April 2013

Review: Torn by Amanda Hocking

Title: Torn
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 28th February, 2012
Page Count: 291
Buy The Book: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5/5

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.

Favourite Quotes

“Oh yeah. That's why. Like a fairy tale. I was marrying the Prince. I just happened to be in love with the pauper.”

Few Wild Words Quickie

Definitely fun and exciting even when the characters were rather crazy and annoying.

My Thoughts

I can't deny that I loved this book, it made me laugh countless times and the tension between some characters was overwhelming. But I don't think everyone would enjoy this book as much as I did.

The main character Wendy is annoying as hell, this included me cringing various times throughout the book. The thing is, I don't mind that she was being stupid and immature most the time, it was entertaining to read about her craziness and it was part of the reason I laughed so much. However, I know that for other readers, Wendy's annoying actions would probably push them over the edge.

I also can't express how much I loved some of the minor characters. Duncan made me smile because of both his lameness and awesomeness. Then there is Tove who is complicated and slightly crazy but so loveable. We also have Loki, this guy's comments made my heart flutter, definitely someone a lot of fun. Finally Finn, he was the knight in armour that needed to be hit over the head but his decisions were sane compared to what many other characters did. I could go on about the other characters as there is no lacking in the amount.

I just wanted to add on one more character, Wendy's mother, Elora. There is a change in her, the person we meet in the first book slowly unravels to show us another side of her. Hocking also does a really good job of explaining the Trylle world further, giving us much more depth than before.

Overall, the action, the loveable character and the unfolding of the book was enough to make me love it. I am definitely reading the last book!

Anyone enjoyed this? Or maybe you disliked this?

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