Thursday, February 23, 2012

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Published: Jan 2012
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Pages: 293
Copy: Purchased
Summary: Goodreads

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.

At the time I was reading Switched I thought it was ok, nothing too special, but a decent read.  Then I sat down this morning, only one week later, to write my review and I couldn't remember anything about the story.  Yes I did remember it was about trolls, or Trylle as they are referred to in the novel, but that was about it.

Now, as I looked at the book and flipped through it, things came back to me, but wow - only one week later and the only reason I remembered the main protagonists name was because I had already added the blurb a while ago at the top of the page.  Not good, right? 

There has been a lot of very positive feed-back about Switched, and the premise is different, but for me I'm afraid it was just ho-hum.  I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but it just didn't stand out in any way at all for me.  There's nothing bad about it, it just was not memorable.  I feel a bit sad about that.  I was hoping for more - what I don't know, just more.  I know I won't buy the 2nd and 3rd books in the series.  I might read them if we get them at the library, but I won't buy them.  Sorry Switched, but I'm just not that into you.

PS - on a totally irrelevant side note, I do love the cover!

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  1. I also love the cover. Those un-memorable books cause me so much stress. I end up re-reading them only to remember half way through that I've already read them. Such a waste of time.

  2. The cover is gorgeous, but it mustn't have been very special if you forgot everything a week after! Hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words