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December 27, 2011

Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking



Switched by Amanda Hocking
Paperback, 228 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012
By St. Martin's Griffin
ARC received for review via NetGalley

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.


I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Switched. I heard so many great things about Amanda Hocking and her books, that I honestly have no clue why I haven’t read any of her books sooner.

When I got asked to review Switched, I jumped at the chance. I figured this was my chance to finally read and see what all the fuss was about. Well now I know exactly what the fuss is ALL about. I loved Switched! I mean there were some parts that I found the story to go up and down, but then once everything kicked off, I just couldn’t put it down. It has a very sad opening, okay beginning and awesome middle to end. I stayed up until about 3 am reading. I was lost inside Wendy’s world. I have to say that I was really taken by surprise when the truth about Wendy and her family comes out. I really didn’t think that’s what the story was all about. It was a great change for me. There is a little romance in it, but it’s not instantly and develops at a nice pace.

I am so happy I got the chance to read Switched by Amanda Hocking. I can see why her books are so popular. She has a way keeping you glued to the pages and wanting more when you’re done. I cannot wait to read the second book in the series and find out what happens to Wendy, and where her relationship with a certain special boy goes.

4 out 5 stars!





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25 comments:

  1. Eeek! I'm starting this one tomorrow and really excited to read it now it seems great! Plus that cover is SOOO gorgeous I love all the red!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. I've been really curious about this one as well as Amanda Hocking's books in general (since I've never read any of them either) so I'm happy to hear it's good. I especially love when books are surprising and have slow paced romance so I'm probably going to check this one out for sure now. Great review! :)

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  3. been curious aswell
    tnx 4 putting your thoughts on 'papr'

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  4. I wasn't really a fan of this book. Gave it a 3. I really couldn't understand the huge appeal for this before the print version was available. I didn't find the characters likeable. Probably just me though :)

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  5. Great review. I have Amanda's original ebooks but I've been wary about reading them because I've heard mixed reviews but now I'm very tempted to buy the newly refurbished version :)

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  6. Like you, I'd heard so many things about this novel that I wasn't sure what to expect but what I found was something I really enjoyed. Thanks for the great review!

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  7. I bought this as an ebook a little ago but haven't found the time to read it what with all the books I got to review. I need to bump this up in my TBR pile. Thanks for the review!

    Kris

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  8. Great review, the book sounds intriguing and like a good read. I enjoy when I can't put down a book, it shows how great of a writer the author is. I would definitely be out on the lookout for this book. Sounds awesome!
    Thanks for the review!
    -Maria B.

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  9. I really love this cover. I'm sad I missed it on Netgalley. It interests me that you said you were surprised by the truth about her family, because I LOVE twists, as long as there is a build up and they are done right.

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  10. I want to read this book so bad because of all the good things I've heard about it, but haven't been able to get a hold of it yet. -_- The title looks pretty awsome too. Your reveiw make sme want to read it even more now. Awsome review, btw.

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  11. The cover is amazing :). I have'nt heard of this till now.Awesome review might have to check this out

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  12. I just put a hold on this one at the library. I wasn't sure about it because I have SO many books on my TBR pile, but your review has helped me feel better about making this one a priority. I can't wait.

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  13. I have never heard of Amanda Hocking. Where have I been? Thanks for introducing me! I'll have to go check some out! This one sounds interesting. I still have no idea what this one is about, so I guess I'll have to read it to find out!

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  14. I love the cover!!! Thanks for the great review. I really enjoy what you have to say. I have added this to my list.

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  15. awesome review :) I'm glad to hear you loved it so much! I thought this book looked good! I will have to read it! its on my TBR :)

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  16. The rest of the trilogy is great as well.. I started out reading her "My Blood Approves" series and loved them! She's a great author! I believe you'll enjoy anything you read of hers, I have!

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  17. http://stephsgrn.blogspot.com/

    Here's a link to my blog, I've reviewed all 3 of these books.. Loved them!

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  18. I have the 1st book with the new cover for review, I can't wait to start reading it. I will hopefully start reading it before jan 24th I have been hearing so many great things about this series.

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  19. I just found out about this book earlier today so that makes me super excited to see this review and that you really enjoyed it. I hope I get the chance to read it soon!

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  20. I love the new cover for this book! And now that I've read your review, I want to read the book even more than I did before!
    ~Belle

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  21. I love the new cover, and I just finish Switched myself! I loved it, and I cannot wait to get my hands on Torn and Ascend!! I am glad you liked it, GREAT review

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  22. Great review! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I've not gotten to read any of this series yet but must say it sounds really interesting.

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  23. Nice review! I am really interested in reading the new version as I read the original awhile ago. I'm really curious to see what has been worked on!

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  24. I can't wait to start this series! The covers are also amazing!

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  25. Great review I just love love love love this book!

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