Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Troll Week Day 2: Torn by Amanda Hocking Review+Bookmarks+Wallpapers+Giveaway

In the anticipation for the release of Ice Kissed,  I will be counting down the week with reviews, wallpapers and bookmarks of each book in the Troll world by Amanda Hocking.

Torn (Trylle #2)
Behind 356 Pages
Released: 1 March 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia
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At the Other End:
Acknowledging that she was different from everyone else wasn’t difficult for Wendy Everly – she’d always felt like an outsider. But a new world and new family is a hard for any girl to accept easily.

Leaving behind the mysterious country of her birth, she is determined to fit back into normal life. But the world she’s left behind won’t let her go that easily. Kidnapped and imprisoned by her true family’s enemies, Wendy soon learns that the lines between good and evil aren’t as defined as she thought. And those things she’d taken for granted may have been lies all along. With the help of the dangerously attractive Loki, she escapes back to the safety of Förening – only to be confronted by a new threat.

It’s time to make a choice – can she put aside her personal feelings for the sake of her country? Torn between duty and love she must make a choice that could destroy her one chance at true happiness

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota and had never sold a single book before 15 April 2010. She will shortly sell her millionth. Her books have been a self-publishing phenomenon - according to the Observer, Amanda is the most spectacular example of an author striking gold through ebooks. In her own words, Amanda is an Obsessive Tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Unicorn enthusiast. Red Bull addict. Muppets activist. Fraggin Aardvarks guitarist. Author of the USA Today bestselling books the Trylle Trilogy.

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With even more romance, politics and princess-esque duties, the second in the Trylle trilogy will leave you wanting more.

Why oh why did there have to be a love triangle!?!?!?! I could seriously see this happening, yet, I did wish that it wouldn’t. There isn’t much going on in general in this book and this love triangle now dominates over everything else. I don’t even get it as well. They hardly know each other, and I mean all of them. Sure, it would be ok (ish) if they Trylle actually married for love and actually found their husband/wife because of an instant connection that happens from being Trylle, but it doesn’t. There is no such thing, so it just makes both love interests stupid and makes Wendy stupid for being a part of it as well. Seriously, this love triangle is just as bad as the one in the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer. I actually hated those books because of the love triangle, and I’ve never put another book/series with it. Fingers crossed that the final book gets over the love triangle, otherwise I will not be a happy chappy.

I didn’t mind Wendy in this book (I only say I didn’t mind her because of the love triangle thing, otherwise I still would have liked her as much as I did in the first one. I’m really happy that she admits what she does wrong. She admitted after she found out the truth about the Vittra wanting to capture her so badly, she admitted that she wouldn’t have run away because of the dangers. I really did like that about her, and the way that she grew into a princess after realizing that she wouldn’t be able to run from it, and realized her powerful she could be. She is sworn to her duty (sometimes may be unfair on her), and made reasonable decisions that will make her grow into a good queen for the Trylle. 

There was a little more that happened in this book than in the first book. The first book was really on her becoming a Princess, this book is about her being a Princess and learning how to be a Queen, so I’m assuming that in the next book she does become Queen, otherwise would be really harsh in ending the trilogy and not know how the Queen dies or how Wendy is as a Queen. Anyway, we get to meet new people, and we got to know some of the old people better as well. 

You know, the best thing about this book really is the writing. It’s not that once you’ve put it down that you can’t stop thinking about it (it doesn’t do this much), but it’s that when you’ve picked it up and start reading, you cannot stop reading. The book is addictive, and you don’t notice how the pages fly.

This is a good series, could have been great without the love triangle, and I hope that the next book delivers.

This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

1 comment:

  1. Switched! Always UK edition! :D -jethdax


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