Monday, February 2, 2015

The Trylle trilogy - by Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

SWITCHED at birth...

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit.  But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

I'm not someone to obsess about a series that much anymore. And I definitely don't finish it in less than a week. I have too many other things going on like school, work, and my own writing. But I literally could not put this series down! I don't remember the last time I stayed up still 2am just to finish a book... But I did with the third book in the series, Ascend. I read the whole book in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down! That's how good it was!

TORN between two worlds...

Her writing style was clean and to the point. Wendy's emotions in the first book seemed to be flying by too quickly to seem real but, when I thought about it more, that's actually how our quick teenage brains works, lol. We don't dwell on one thing, thought, or emotion for too long. The character growth was amazing, especially Wendy's. I didn't really like her at first but by the third book I felt like she was one of the best people I could ever possibly meet. It was through Wendy's perspective, but Hocking seemed to portray the other characters and their own personality and growth extremely well.

And the love triangle! OMG! I never expected it to end the way it did but I was soooooo happy with it! I actually got emotional (and I don't usually get emotional... ever) while reading the Epilogue and short story at the end of Ascend, the feels were intense!

ASCEND to the magic...

I do have two things that I didn't really like, and they're really only my own personal opinions because they didn't coincide with what I believe in. For one, I didn't really like some of the romance that happened outside of the character's marriages. And two, there was a gay character that made me a little uncomfortable. I actually loved the character, he was amazing. But this little side thing made it hard sometimes to read near the end of the series. I have nothing against gays at all, I love the people, but I just have a hard time copping with what they are doing.

But, besides that, I'm happily giving all three books a whopping 5 out of 5 stars for the character development, plot, and writing style... Good job Amanda Hocking!

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