I hadn't read anything by Amanda Hocking and "Switched" was one of those books I kept seeing around but, even if I always had a good vibe for it, I was never convinced enough to buy a copy... Now, thanks to the Publishing Company that sent me a review copy, I finally read it. Was it like I expected it to be? Absolutely not, it was even better!
Wendy had a traumatic childhood and she always brings with her every single scars of that in her life. But thanks to the difficult childhood, Wendy has a strong personality, she doesn't like people who tell her what she has to do or how she has to do it. Then, when she finds herself in the Trylle society, she needs to face the fact that it is practically impossible not to follow certain rules and some of them are really hard to digest... It's a kind of life that I couldn't stand, especially because Elora is in it. Surely her character is the one who brings all the difficulties that make the reading more interesting, but still, she's terrible. I can't say the same thing about the boys, of course... Oh boys!
The magical Trylle world is intriguing and very creative, add to this powerful abilities, forbidden love and the bonus short story at the end of the book that shows a different and definitely darker point of view, and you totally got me! This was an entertaining first instalment of what sounds like a pleasurable, interesting, original trilogy!