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Wednesday, February 15

Review: Torn by Amanda Hocking

February 28th 2012, St. Martin's Press
291 pages, Advanced Finished Copy
Received from Publisher
Second in Trylle trilogy
First: Switched
Young Adult Fiction

Torn - the second book in the Trylle Trilogy...

Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her.

She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is going to lead.
Cover Review:

Quite honestly, I think the best thing St. Martin’s did for the Trylle series is giving it a cover that people will actually want to look at. I know covers in e-books aren’t as important as they don’t go on the shelves but it still matters for most readers. You know we are all cover whores at heart! Ugh, the original cover is just so freaking DREADFUL!


So FREAKING EPIC!! OMG! Seriously I was waiting for this book for weeks. Checking the mailbox compulsively and when the UPS brought another book I was like sigh, fine. After reading Switched I need the next immediately! I totally get how this got to be a sensation with Indie readers.

Wendy is growing into a person I would not fear running a civilization (unlike every single one of the politicians campaigning for the White House) she is loyal, sees the “little” people as equal, and truly cares about others without trying to force her views of life on everyone else.  She gets thrown into situations that most adults wouldn’t be able to handle with poise and yet always keeps her head. She is growing more of a spine and I think will be a great ruler to the Trylle people.

She’s still head over heels in love with Finn, and starts feeling for another male. She has a duty to her people and when that duty is presented she accepts it in grace. Someone spoiled the part of the series for me on twitter. Le sigh. But now I know I’m not going to have any ill feelings toward it. She will be a do her duty, but that should not mean that she has to be miserable.

There are so many surprises within this second book. I never saw most of them coming. I seriously CANNOT wait to see what will happen in the next book. Like at all. So it’s gonna be another few weeks of compulsivly checking the mail.

If you haven’t read this series yet! Please do, so I can talk about it with you!


I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.


  1. OMG!! I so loved this series! It totally rocks. Awesome review! You are going to seriously love the last book!!

  2. Mmmm I need this one in my life.  I'm just as in love with Finn as Wendy is and I cannot WAIT to read the journey that Torn takes her on.  I am so glad you loved it, Rie!

  3. I can't wait to FINALLY have time to read Switched! Great review chick!

  4. Great review! I really enjoyed Switched. I am looking forward to reading Torn.

  5. I wish I would have picked up the series before it got bought by St. Griffin's so I could've read all 3 at once, but now the anticipation is killing me! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I hope you'll love it when you get your hands on it. Seconds have been really disappointing lately, but this one didn't disappoint in the least.

  7. Oh, you should so make time to read it! So good! You'll love it!

  8. This sounds like a great trilogy so far. I have to agree that I love the new covers of this series and have to add it to my wish list.

    Thanks for the great review, I hope you get the next book soon. :)