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Switched by Cecilia, Teen Blogger

Switched - book coverWhen most people think of trolls, they’re imagining little Yoda-like creatures with warts and ugly faces. Amanda Hocking’s idea of trolls is completely new and refreshing in her new book Switched.

Wendy is a normal 16 year old girl with a guy named Finn stalking her. In her life, not everything has gone as planned. At first, she was supposed to be a boy. Then, when she was six, her mother tried to kill her because “she wasn’t her child”. Now, the Vittra, a troll clan with a mean streak, are trying to capture her so she has to abandon her brother Matt and her Aunt Maggie to follow Finn into the magical world of Trylle. Maybe her “mother” had been right after all. Maybe she was never meant to stay with humans for all her life, for she was a changeling, a troll; not an ugly Yoda looking troll, but one that looks human and that is a beauty. Will Wendy be able to become who she was meant to be? Or will the Vittra get her?

This is Amanda Hocking’s seventh book, but the first to be published in print (she had 6 e-books published previously). In Switched, she takes ugly creatures of fairy tales and transforms them into beautiful people. How her story plays out is truly amazing too. This book gives fantasy lovers a break from your normal faery, vampire and werewolf books. Plus, Amanda makes her story come alive withTorn - book coverAscend - book cover the description and characterization. You really feel like you’re part of the journey.


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Editor's Note: The Library also has book 2, Torn, and book 3, Ascend.

Book Trailer:

Trylle Series



  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking