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switched a novel Amanda Hocking 1 2 Prologue: Eleven Years Ago A few things made that day stand out more than any. Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1). Read more · Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1) · Read more · Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3). Read more. Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2). Read more · Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2) · Read more · Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3). Read more.
Synopsis Amanda Hocking's bestselling Trylle trilogy comes to its thrilling conclusion in Ascend. Wendy Everly can barely remember what it was like to feel like a normal girl. She'd wished for her life to be different but everything is so much more complicated than she'd expected. And she certainly hadn't dreamt she'd be getting married at eighteen to a man she didn't love - all for the sake of duty. As the big day approaches, Wendy can't stop thinking about two different men - and neither of them are her husband-to-be. Finn - quiet, strong and determined to do what's right, and Loki - dark and seductive, a sworn enemy who once saved her life.
His skin had been flawless and perfect, not that the scar detracted in any way from how handsome he was. But usually, he used a cat.
It inflicts more damage than a regular whip. Did you fight back? We bartered with the King so he could have you. It was my fault for letting you go in the first place, and then for not bringing you back.
Gently, almost cautiously, he put his arm around me. But you can stay here. I will grant you amnesty. Loki was right next to me, his muscles pressed against me. He was much stronger than me, but he let me push him off. It was worth it. Most people thought I was insane, and Loki had to be brought in for questioning.
They had a big meeting where Thomas asked him lots of questions, and Loki answered them the same way he did for me. After that, they let him go lie down. I did have a nice, quiet dinner with Willa and Matt, and that was something.
My aunt Maggie called, and I talked to her for a while. But then the Vittra started going after the changelings, and I thought they might go after her to get to me, so I postponed seeing her again. I miss her so much. After dinner, I went back to my room and watched bad eighties movies with Duncan. He had to stay with me sixteen hours a day, then the night watchman took over.
He insisted I needed to shut off my mind and relax. Nobody said anything, since he was my guard, and it was better that he was with me. I slept sprawled out in my bed, and Duncan was curled up on the couch, a thin blanket draped over him. I was still in bed, staring at the ceiling. I have to keep active. Whenever I thought about the wedding I got a sick feeling in my stomach.
Sometimes, if I thought about it too much, I actually threw up. Tove had moved into the palace after the Vittra had kidnapped me to help keep things safe. He was actually much stronger than any of the guards here, and he may even be stronger than me. His room was down the hall from mine, and the door was open when I stopped by.
A few cardboard boxes were set around the room, some of them empty, but one had books overflowing from it. He had one sitting on the bed, and Tove put in a few pairs of jeans. I stayed where I was, hating how awkward everything felt between us. When we were training or talking politics, everything was good with Tove and me.
We were almost always on the same page, and we talked openly about anything having to do with the palace or work. But when it came to our wedding and our actual relationship, neither of us could ever find the words. Training helped him a lot, too. The palace was so full of people, and Tove could sense their thoughts and emotions, creating loud static in his head.
Training silenced that and focused him, making him more like a normal person. We can handle ourselves. Even though a strong January storm had been blowing the last few days, the garden was peaceful.
The garden was magic. All the flowers still bloomed, despite the snow, and they sparkled like diamonds from the frost. A drift of snow had blown over the path. Tove simply held out his hand, and the snow moved to the sides, parting like the Red Sea. He stopped in the orchard under the branches of a tree covered with frozen leaves and blue flowers. Using only his mind, he threw four snowballs at me. I held up my hands, pushing them back with my own telekinesis, and they shattered into puffs of snow from the force.
It was my turn to sling a few back at him, but he stopped them just as easily as I did. He returned fire, this time with even more snowballs, and while I stopped most of them, one of them slipped by and nicked me in the leg.
I ran back, hiding behind a tree to make my counterattack. Tove and I played around, throwing snow at one another, but it became increasingly hard as it went on. It all looked like games, and it was fun, but it was more than that. Stopping a slew of snowballs helped me learn to quickly stop multiple attacks from different directions. I tried to return fire even before I stopped the snowball, and that helped me learn how to fight back while stopping something.
Those were two completely different tasks, and they were difficult to master. My mind would have to be able to hold something and throw something at the same, which it could do, but starting and stopping things at the exact same time was the impossible part.
When we were both sufficiently frozen and exhausted, I collapsed back in the snow. We both lay back, our arms spread out wide as if we meant to make snow angels, but neither of us did. Catching our breath, we stared up at the clouds moving above us. It will be our first time, and in front of all those people. I think we kind of have to. His lips were cold, and the kiss was chaste.
It only lasted a moment, and my stomach swirled with nerves, but not the pleasurable kind. We can handle spending the rest of our lives with each other. I like you. You like me. We have fun together. We agree on almost everything. We went into the palace together, neither of us saying anything, and I twisted at my engagement ring. The metal was icy from the snow, and it suddenly felt too large and heavy on my finger.
Plans I snuck in a copy of the Tryllic workbook Tove had gotten for me so I had something to do while Aurora went over all the last-minute details. It was the day before the wedding, so I hoped everything was on track. I sat in a chair with the book open on my lap, while Aurora and Willa went over a checklist with about twenty wedding planners.
Aurora had even put Duncan to work counting table centerpieces to make sure we had enough. I might disagree with her if I did. Aurora insisted that this had to be huge, so I had ten bridesmaids. Aurora had checked everything twice, and the only people left in the room were me, Willa, Aurora, and Duncan. You and Aurora have that covered. We were losing most of our population because they fell in love with humans, and then they were exiled.
Nobody was staying around. From any standpoint, it made more sense to let people love who they loved. They were going to anyway, but if we stopped making it illegal, they would stick around more often and contribute to society. Duncan and I walked Willa out, and she kept trying to convince me tomorrow would be fun. At the front door, she hugged me tightly and promised me everything would work out the way it was meant to. What if everything was meant to be a disaster? I went over to my dresser to take off my jewelry, but I kept staring at the ring.
It was really beautiful, and when Tove gave it to me it had been so sweet. When I took it off, I glanced into the mirror on the back of the dresser, and I nearly screamed when I saw the reflection.
Finn was sitting behind me on the bed. His eyes, dark as night, met mine in the mirror, and I could hardly breathe. He lowered his eyes, looking at a small box he had in his hands. I meant to get back in time to give it to you on your birthday. What I got you. But now it seems like poor taste. And here I am, the night before your wedding, sneaking in to give you a ring. We both know that. It was too late to change anything, to take anything back.
Not that I could have, even if I wanted to. He looked down at me, his eyes mesmerizing me the way they always did. He reached up, brushing back a tear from my cheek. He set the box on the dresser beside me, and his hand went to my waist, pulling me to him. I let go of the dresser and let him. My breath came out shallow as I stared up at him. I wrapped my arms around him, gripping onto him as tightly as I could. He lifted me up, still keeping his lips on mine as he carried me over to the bed.
Finn lowered me down on the bed, and he was on top of me within seconds. I loved the feel of his body on mine, the weight of it pushing on me. His stubble scraped my skin as he covered my face and neck with kisses. His hands went to the straps of my dress, pulling them down, and I realized with some surprise how far things might actually go tonight.
I reached up, unbuttoning his shirt so fast, one of the buttons snapped off. I ran my hands over his chest, delighting in the smooth contours of his muscles and the pounding of his heart. He leaned down, kissing me hungrily again, and his bare skin pressed to mine.
His skin smoldered against me, his mouth searched mine, and his arm was around me, holding me tighter still. As we kissed, my heart swelled with happiness, and a surge of relief washed over me when I realized my first time would be with Finn. But that thought was immediately darkened when I realized something else. My very first time might be with Finn, but that would also be my last time with him. I still had to marry Tove tomorrow.
Not really. I had the kingdom to worry about. A war was imminent. People were suffering and dying. He only stood there for a moment. We were together when we could be. Hidden moments and stolen kisses. I get that. You deserve more than I would ever be able to give you, more than I would ever be allowed to love you. I wanted to repeal the laws so maybe someday we could have a chance to be together. And even if I can, I am marrying somebody else tomorrow.
I hope the two of you find nothing but happiness. Willa would be so upset with me if my face was red and puffy tomorrow. I went into my closet, fighting back tears as I changed out of my gown and put on pajamas. On my way back to my bed, I noticed the small box on my dresser, the present from Finn. Slowly, I opened the box. It was a thin silver band with my birthstone, a garnet, in the center of a heart. And for some reason, the sight of it broke me down.
I lay down on my bed and sobbed. Altar I wanted Matt to walk me down the aisle. Marksinna Laurent would probably get me overthrown on the grounds of insanity.
But at least Marksinna Laurent and the other Trylle had no control over whom I allowed in my dressing room. She really only helped button up my wedding gown, and she tried to comfort me, but that was all I needed.
Her dress was lovely too, but it should be since she picked it out. It was dark emerald with black embellishments. I want her to look perfect. You know that, right? Her brown eyes were warm and concerned. Smiling, she held her hand out to me. And you were a brat. I love you. She gave him a quick kiss on the lips before ushering me out of the room.
Now we really have to book. Before we even reached it, I could hear the music playing. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were lined up outside the doors, waiting to enter until I arrived.
The Vittra palace in Ondarike: Oren ages, but at a much slower rate, and he heals very quickly. He is nearly a hundred years old. We find out that Oren is Wendy's father. Jen is really in for hurting Wendy every time they meet. Though clumsy and small, he is smarter than most people give him credit for. Ember 12 , Finn's sister.
Thomas , his father; the head guard in charge of security and all the trackers. His shaggy hair was surprisingly light for a Vittra, almost blond. Sara, the Queen, was once Loki's betrothed; an arranged marriage—until Oren decided he wanted her to be his bride. A Markis like Loki is awfully strong. Like Wendy, he is half Vittra and half Trylle. Loki has the ability to render people unconscious.
Hanna , her daughter. Hanna's father died trying to protect them in the attack of Oslinna by the Vittra the hobgoblins view spoiler [Ends up with Finn. You need someone that you can protect and shelter.
And I need someone to push me to take risks, so I can pull this kingdom forward. Love triangle? But yes, if you like YA, I guess.
Will I read this again in the future? New Rating - 2. First read: One thing I truly appreciate about the author's writing is that she doesn't draw out her books with endless filler-words. I never find myself wanting to skip past parts in boredom of endless elaboration of feelings or a situation. Her writing always seems to flow at a nice pace, keeping the reader's interest throughout the entire book. As for Ascend, I felt it was the perfect ending to a wonderful trilogy!
In this final book, Wendy finally takes over the Trylle kingdom, after her mother passes. Before Elora passed, I was pleased to see that Wendy and Elora shared some tender and heartfelt moments together. Elora had, for the most part, come across cold and never truly expressed love towards her daughter, Wendy.
After her passing, Wendy was surprised to discover that Elora had painted numerous paintings throughout her childhood, confirming the motherly love that Elora held for her.
At first, I thought I wanted to see Wendy and Finn together, after their brief almost-happened love scene. But as the story progressed, I realized what Ms. Hocking had in mind: Finn never fought for her, to be with her, or just not enough. He was too driven to abide by the rules and with making her Queen, and that always seemed to get in the way of any future they would have had together.
Loki, on the other hand, had gone through hell and back, essentially, for Wendy. They truly do seem perfect together, and though it was sad to see both Wendy and Finn have a little heartbreak, it was worth it in the end to see the final outcome. The ending of this book was perfect, and I would not change a single thing!
Wendy's tyrant of a father is put to rest, thanks to Wendy, for the majority, and both Kingdoms are finally at peace with one another. The Epilogue, especially, was just absolutely amazing. It ended so well that readers won't be left sad at the end of this trilogy, but rather happy with how things are left. It was everything I was hoping, and more!
Jul 05, Jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay, okay, I read this a while ago but I can still remember it!!! Trust me, I'm not failing in Spanish yet. My memory still beats an 80 year old! This series was definitely one of the best reads I've had as a child before But let me tell you, puberty struck early, and you know what happens. My hormones are all over the place. This book had be blown at who to choose: Loki, or Finn?? Literally me while reading this book: OMG It OMG, I love Finn!
Loki's being pretty sexy too I love Loki! Wait no! Finn's the one! Period, I like him. Wait, but Finn's still really cute, though NO, not literally, but you just can't choose!!! Hocking has all the pre-teens stuck in her mind-capturing spell.
And you, my friend, you're going to be a mess. A MESS. Just take this book and get a passport, you'll be everywhere in no time! But yes, there's the romance to get a hold of, the characters, your passport , but in the end, you know it's one boy or the other Who will you choose??
View all 3 comments. For the first time, Wendy is someone to whom you actually can give the kingdom, and it doesn't feel like baby and firewire and Benzin and fire in the same room. Tove is still so sweet and cute and lost in his fucked up life. I really wish we had the more of their marriage. The day after helping the survivors I hoped that they would move in their relationship.
It was something. But no Don't get me wrong; I'm team Loki since the first book even though that he isn't there. But I really want to s For the first time, Wendy is someone to whom you actually can give the kingdom, and it doesn't feel like baby and firewire and Benzin and fire in the same room. But I really want to see something between Tove and Wendy. When Wendy was honest with Finn, I was so happy.
Shea told him the same thing I was thinking about him since the first book. Really glad that there was a minimum of Matt and Rhys. Anyway, the end was not written properly; there is so much to change.
The author missed an amazing opportunity how to finish this series. Mar 30, Giselle rated it liked it Shelves: This is it. The queen is dying. The king wants her kingdom. He will do anything to get it. Only Wendy stands in the way. The final book in the Trylle Trilogy has great character development and an excellent romance. I was, however, a bit underwhelmed by the ending. We'll get to that. First, the characters. Wendy can be a bit dramatic. She will jump to decisions in a heartbeat and that kind of annoyed me at first.
It's like she doesn't stop to think before she acts. I guess I should be used to her This is it. I guess I should be used to her by now but it irritated me more in this one. I think she may have been a bit too confident by her almost-queen status. But since she is almost the queen, she shouldn't make rash decisions. She seemed to do as she pleased without listening to advice thrown at her. So I did get a bit frustrated with her decisions. However, she still has her awesome sense of humor that had me giggling a few times.
Next to her, we have the whole gang of side characters that I grew to admire from the first book. I loved Tove especially in this one, but we didn't delve much deeper into any of them except for Loki.
Loki is the character I was the most fond of. He is an absolutely great addition to the series. Mysterious and sincere - he's a really strong character with a lot of heart. The romance he shares with Wendy is intense and honest. It's not only Loki that's been grasping at Wendy's heart, though. Finn has never left it, but she's trying to move on.
I actually quite enjoyed the way the love triangle played out in this series. It didn't turn out the way I thought it would, and that was a pleasant surprise.
This series as a whole is not incredibly action packed. It's more about the characters and the ominous upcoming battle. This battle that finally arrives, to me, was a bit underwhelming.
Having waited 2 previous books for this epic showdown, then getting it over with without much effort, not to mention a bit too perfectly, felt anticlimactic.
It's very much the happily ever after ending. It wasn't bad, but I expected more emotion, more negative repercussions I guess; giving it more weight to make it memorable. Maybe I'm just a masochist. This whole series is definitely fun. I loved learning about the complex world of Trylle and Vittra. It's highly original.
I also had a great time getting to know the numerous characters inside it. It reads a lot like a mild fantasy novel that I'd recommend for paranormal fans who are looking for something different and creative. View all 7 comments. Feb 26, Mizuki rated it did not like it Shelves: Extra Link: Amazing article by MakingFunOfStuff: Simply put, the whole thing is one hell of silly wish-fulfilling make-believe, with zero realism in the world-building, characters, setting and plot.
Our first and foremost problem begins with Wendy, the 'heroine' of the trilogy. In Ascend, Wendy suddenly becomes capable-leader's-material, who can keep the nobles at check? Sorry, I just can Extra Link: Sorry, I just can't believe it. Another character just as unbelievable as Wendy is Oren, King of Vittra and the arch villain in the story.
The problem being, we barely ever have the chance to see Oren do bad things throughout the three books. For most of the time we basically only have Loki's words to proof Oren is bad, and Sara's fear to hint at how violent Oren is.
But for most of the time, Oren doesn't look like a smart-enough villain to me. Towns were attacked, people were killed under his order, but none of these attacks seem to be beneficent to him in any sense. Plus, how Oren is finally defeated is purely laughable.
How about the supporting characters? Oh, they all got shove into the background, whatever potential they had in the previous book never get developed into anything deeper. Okay, maybe the author wants to focus on Wendy, Finn and Loki, but if it were the case their love triangle is as badly written as the one among Bella, Edward and Jacob from Twilight. Aside from flat, underdeveloped characters, the world building is as shrubby as what the first two books had offered.
When another Trylle's town is under Oren's attack, we are informed that all of the Trylle's towns manage to fly under humans' radar because they all locate in very remote areas. Are we supposed to believe in the age of internet, Google Maps and GPS, the humans and even the USA government itself are all so stupid that they are not aware of the existence of a handful of I am just equally glad that Finn and Tove find happiness with someone else at the end of the book, even thought their new found happiness looks like some very clumsy attempt to please the readers.
I also don't have problem with Wendy and Finn NOT being together, therefore I don't mind her hooking up with someone else. I mean, the two barely know one another well at the first place. Plus, what's there in Wendy for Loki or even Finn for the same matter to fall in love with anyway?
The author tells us Loki falls for Wendy because she is kind to him and she tries to protect him. Then how about Sara? Hasn't she always been kind to him and tried to protect him for all these years!? I understand how you can be grateful to someone who's kind to you, but it would take a lot more for gratefulness to develop into long-lasting love!
Last but not least, the love scene between Wendy and Loki also made me feel damn awkward. The whole thing just takes place all of a sudden and it's quite meaningless.
The whole book reads like it was written by a freaking 10 years old girl while she was playing princess-game with her freaking barbie dolls.
It had been so long since the last time I encountered a YA book as poorly written and But now I can confidently tell you Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking, is as bad and silly a series as Twilight series. Yes, they are pretty much at the same level, and this fact alone speaks volumes of what you should expect if you ever decided to read it.
I went on a reading binge and read all three books in the trilogy in a 9 hour period on Saturday. They were simple reads but still had a fun story that left you wanting to know more. I decided to combine my review in one place since they all did seem to blur together because I read it as one long story instead of three separate books.
First, this is a new world that I loved reading about. Something different from the standard mythical creatures that are so big right now. The person she ends up w I went on a reading binge and read all three books in the trilogy in a 9 hour period on Saturday.
The person she ends up with at the end surprised me. I don't know if it's because I read them all so quickly that I didn't see it coming, but I felt that the relationship wasn't built up enough and it seemed to catch me off guard.
Also, I know that her character grew up quite a bit, and I can say I did see the progression, but I still found myself doubting her at times and not quite believing she was capable of doing what she set out to do. Wasn't in love with the Queen at first, but wow I felt for her by the third story and I couldn't believe what she went through and how hard her life was. Learning about all the sacrifices she had to make was incredible and it made me sad that Wendy didn't have more time to spend with her.
I heard there will be a spin off series and I'd love to read more about this world and the other characters in this trilogy. Summary I read this trilogy back-to-back, so instead of three books I feel like I've read on big book.
In Switched Wendy is just starting out at another new school. She has a way of getting into trouble with students and teachers. Mostly she just doesn't fit in at all. Her mother is in a mental institute for trying to kill her when she was six years old, claiming that she wasn't her daughter - but that she was some kind of monster.
Apparently, her mother wasn't too far off from the truth. At her n Summary I read this trilogy back-to-back, so instead of three books I feel like I've read on big book. At her new school, Wendy meets Finn, who introduces her and walks her through her new life as a Trylle Troll in english.
Wendy was a changling, and it is time for her to come home. But it gets even better and what could be better than dark, handsome Finn as your guide? In Torn it's time for Wendy to accept her role as princess and trying to behave like one, especially after she's been kidnapped for a second time.
This time by her father.
After a dramatic rescue, Wendy is stepping up to her duties - and doing whatever she can to do what is best for her future kingdom. She is married to a great friend who will walk next to her and help her lead her kingdom into victory and into change. But how does one kill an immortal king? Review I read all three of these books over a sick weekend, when I was stuck mostly in bed. This is not to speak bad of the trilogy, the thing is, I actually probably stayed in bed even more because of the books.
The trilogy was very well written. Wendy is a great main character, a strong person who grows from a defiant teenager into a true leader determined to do some good. I was really impressed with the story because there were many times I was thinking that Amanda Hocking was going to go in one direction with the story - and ended not taking that route at all.
The only plot point that I got right and was happy about was her marriage to Tove. He didn't fight, he didn't stand up for her. He was sucked into society. I got it. But Amanda, why did you have to write it that way??
They shared some amazing, steamy moments. Much, much better than any moment with Loki in my opinion. I understand why Loki ended up being the better fit.
Oh, and this is how much I didn't care for Loki. I didn't trust him. I wanted him to betray her, so she'd go back to Finn. I also wanted Tove to step up and give her a strange fit of passion and the happy ever after in that direction.
I never had eyes for Loki. But I'm not the author. And I do understand why the book went the direction it did. I keep saying that. I want to impress that this was a trilogy worth the read though!! Feb 15, Azbaqiyah rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love it all! This trilogy's epic! View 2 comments. Fabulous series! And also a little unexpected ending.
I totally thought she would end up with the other guy but I liked how it ended! Sep 25, Alyssa rated it really liked it. Martin's Griffin Publication Date: April 24, Rating: Review copy sent by the publisher Summary from Goodreads: What I Liked: Wowie, what an ending!
What a conclusion novel! I have to admit, I'm really pleased with this series. Maybe because I binge-read the series and didn't have time to agonize over cliffhangers or the romance, maybe because I liked this series on the surface and didn't get heavily invested In this final novel of the Trylle trilogy, Wendy gets married.
And eventually, has a coronation. Wendy has a lot of growing up to do, because a wedding, and a coronation, are no joke. She must find a way to stop her cruel father from harming her Trylle power, but she also figure out how to reconcile her feelings for Loki, when she is married to Tove.
As the summary states, everything has been leading to this moment. I feel like this book was short. I think it was about the same length as the previous books, but it went by very quickly. Not very much happened in terms of large events, except for the few big ones the wedding, the coronation, the attack on the Vittra. The plot isn't super intricate or twisty - it's very straightforward and predictable, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book.
Trylle Trilogy Series by cover. Series description. Tove Kroner. Finn Holmes. Matt Everly. Willow Strom. Maggie Everly. Aurora Kroner. Garrett Strom. Related places Forening.