by Amanda Hocking
Book: Trylle 2
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pub Date: Feb 28 2012
Genre: Magic, Young Adult
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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.
As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.
My Review: Well well well.... one beautifully written book. Scratch that, its PERFECT! It's only book two, but omg one of the bests! Most books after the first one just talk until it finally picks up from book two. Now Torn went on like Switched never ended.
We are in Wendy's home again and is just explains to Matt how Rhys is his actual brother. Matt of course is as lost as any Manks could be. So its time to just sleep it off. Though night one at home didn't work out to well. Mainly for the fact that Wendy didn't even get to sleep in her bed! Finn jumps through her window and tries to get her to go home. Wendy won't go and so Finn just waits for her new tracker to come. Once he arrives, he isn't very good at getting Wendy to leave either. To make her night even more annoying, the Vittra show up and take Wendy, Matt and Rhys to their castle.
So now Wendy is out of the cell and taken to Sara, King Oren's wife. The king isn't to bad, he just casually talks to Wendy. Explaining that eventually Wendy will have to pick which Kingdom to rule. Confused? Well dont be, Oren is just Wendy's dad, you know, no biggie. When you read about him explaining about Wendy's mother and his experience with him, you will just see Elora as a BITCH. At least I found her to be one, though I couldn't like her much in book one. So if you do like Elora, you might question that once you read this book.
So I'm just going to skip into the book more, so that I can give you all more detail of the book. Plus it'll help with me ranting on about one part of the book and ignoring the rest. Some how I've been doing that and forget to tell you all more about the book.
Now back into the story. So after Finn and some boys show up at the palace, Wendy and the boys all escape. Well they just walked through the front door. So maybe escape isn't the right word, but it fits. Since they weren't technically supposed to leave...anywho they all head back the Elora's palace. Matt and Rhys go to their rooms and Wendy storms to Elora's room. Boy is she mad! Wensy yells so much and Elora is just so UGHHHHHHHHHHH! I can't exactly swear the way I want...Never know what age is reading this. But UGH you will be flipping out. Torn is unbelievably perfect! You will put yourself in this book and fight/yell along with these characters!
What made me laugh in this book, was Wendy, Rhys and Matt are in the kitchen getting food. Willa comes into the room and things get entertaining. So she is rich and thinks that the world is at her command. Well newsflash miss snob, the world isn't yours. She doesn't like Matt, hates when Wendy calls him her brother, and no one is serving her. You want a water? You know where the fridge is. Ha! Love when a snob gets out in her place! I can't really stand Willa when she gets in that whole snob side of her. Then when she acts normal, she is easy to deal with. Though what's funny is that she and Matt hang out...a little more than you'd think. Hm...interesting.
Jumping closer to them end. Wendy finds out the way Finn and all trackers live. She doesn't like the way they live. They deserve better. Finn acts all harsh at Wendy, its all a job to him. Loki got into the palace and Wendy must find out why he's there. When she talks to him, she isn't sure what to think, though she does fight for keeping him alive.
The ending of the book is so damn good! Wendy is such a strong character. Love love love, strong female characters. Makes me happy, plus I'm finding a lot of books having more strong female characters. Male characters are still out there, but happy to see that the girls are taking over (: I'm so glad I bough the last two books the same day, because I'm going to dive in that book right now!