• Type: Books
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Melissa C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250006318
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Wendy’s whole life has turned out to be a lie and now she must leave everything she knows to become who she was meant to be.

On her sixth birthday Wendy’s mother tries to kill her. She is convinced that Wendy is not her daughter and is a monster that killed her real son at birth. Eleven years later, Wendy is living with her brother and aunt in yet another new town. There she meets a mysterious boy, Finn, who seems to be always watching her. She is attracted to Finn, but does not want to admit it. From Finn, she learns her mother was right; Wendy is not her daughter. As part of an ancient tradition, she was switched at birth; she is a changeling. It is Finn’s job to find her and take her home. It is a magical place that is both amazing and frightening, and with the help of Finn, she must learn how to be who she was always meant to be.

From self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking, Switched is the first book in the Trylle series and her first with a major publisher. It is the story of a quirky girl who doesn’t fit in, but it is because she was meant for the extraordinary instead of the ordinary. Hocking creates a story that is accessible and fun with likeable characters, suspense, danger, and romance. If you liked Twilight by Stephenie Meyer or The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, you may like Switched.