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Thursday, July 7, 2011

BBReview: "Switched" By Amanda Hocking and Question of the Moment 19

*Question of the Moment 19 is at the bottom*

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/Fantasy
Publishing Date: July 12th, 2010
Page Count: 318
Source: Bought from Amazon
Format: E-Book

Description from Amazon:
Switched - the first book in the Trylle Trilogy...
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 discovers her mother might have been right.
With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

Review:
I know that the last book i read was also by Amanda Hocking and i stated that i didn't like it as much as i could have and that it has the same rating as this one, but i definitely liked this one better than "My Blood Approves". When i first started it and she was describing how her Mother tried to kill her i thought, "Oh no, this one sounds like Shiver, not another copy" But it totally turned around after that. This was not at all a copy. This was a total original book, and was about a paranormal i've never ever read about, Trylle.

This book was definitely much more interesting, and i really loved the ending. Im so happy with the choices Wendy made even though it might affect some people in a different town, but i think it was what was best for her. I felt so bad for Matt the entire time, and i love Finn. I also really loved Rhys character and thought of him as a step brother to Wendy. I think Amanda Hocking did a much, much better job with this book and it definitely kept me interested. The ending has a HUGE cliff hanger and i just hope everything's ok

Overall:
I feel this is much better than My Blood Approves and is very, very original. I really loved the characters in it and i am very happy with what happens in the end. It was very interesting, especially since i have never read a book about this type of paranormal and i would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different type of YA paranormal.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5


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Question of the Moment 19

If you found out that you were switched at birth, and you were the only person in your family who knew it, would you tell them or keep it a secret?

I would tell them. I know that things might change, but i would never be able to hide something like that, especially if its like what happened to Wendy in "Switched". I imagine it would be like when you find out you're adopted. You would want to know about your real parents, but you will always have a closer bond to the parents who raised you, and i think it would  be the same for them. They would want to know their real child, but would always have a place for you in their hearts. Besides, that is a lot to deal with, especially if you're the only one who knows or if both you, their real kid and your real parents know, but not the ones who raised you? Yea, i would have to tell them. 

So would you tell them the truth? Or not say anything to prevent change? Let me know in the comments below =]

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