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Release Date
February 28, 2012
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When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story… She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction. Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds. As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.

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3.7
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3.5  (2)
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I loved SWITCHED and couldn't wait to get my hands on TORN. When Wendy returns back to her "human" life, she isn't there for long before the Vittra come for her. She soon learns the truth about her father and the Vitta world and has to make the decision on which world she will end up in. Will she ever be able to be with Finn? Should she marry another to keep peace between the two kingdoms?

I love that Wendy is strong willed and sure of herself. And I really enjoyed learning more about Tove. However, I really wanted more of Finn, and hopefully (hint hint) there is more of him in book three. However, enter Loki, a new mysterious character that was fun to read and brought a lot of chemistry along with him.

I felt that some parts of the book were lagging, and really felt that Ms. Hocking could have gone into more detail, but that's just me. And yea, I wanted more Finn. :) However, I will honestly say that I still want to read the third book and look forward to getting my hands on it!
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3.0
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3.0
Jillian Van Leer Reviewed by Jillian Van Leer March 27, 2012
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great sequel to 'Switched'

I loved SWITCHED and couldn't wait to get my hands on TORN. When Wendy returns back to her "human" life, she isn't there for long before the Vittra come for her. She soon learns the truth about her father and the Vitta world and has to make the decision on which world she will end up in. Will she ever be able to be with Finn? Should she marry another to keep peace between the two kingdoms?

I love that Wendy is strong willed and sure of herself. And I really enjoyed learning more about Tove. However, I really wanted more of Finn, and hopefully (hint hint) there is more of him in book three. However, enter Loki, a new mysterious character that was fun to read and brought a lot of chemistry along with him.

I felt that some parts of the book were lagging, and really felt that Ms. Hocking could have gone into more detail, but that's just me. And yea, I wanted more Finn. :) However, I will honestly say that I still want to read the third book and look forward to getting my hands on it!

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I loved SWITCHED and couldn't wait for the second book in this trilogy. Hocking doesn't disappoint. TORN continues the story of the changeling Wendy Everly only this time she finds out the truth about her father. Wendy didn't think it was possible for her birth father to be any less cold than her birthmother Elora. Boy was she wrong! Not only does she find he's cruel but when he tells her why he needs her, this totally throws her world in chaos. Wendy finds herself torn between whether to do what's best for her people or to follow her heart.

I love Wendy. The dialogue exchanges between her and those around her have enough snark to not be annoying. She sounds very much like a teen who just had her world torn apart. I also love Finn. He's her tracker and has his own strong feelings for Wendy. But this love is forbidden. Enter Loki from the kingdom of Vittra, sworn enemies of Trylle. Whenever Wendy and Loki are together, chemistry ignites.

Hocking does a great job showing readers a world based on fairy tales that is very much real. There's enough uniqueness about this trilogy that it makes me want to read more. I love the twist on what is happening to the people of Vittra and why Wendy is very much needed there.

A huge plus of this book is the bonus story which shows all three of the men in Wendy's life through their point's of view. It shows their motives and also own struggles with how they feel about Wendy.

A total must read series. Now it's off to read ASCEND, the last book in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next!
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Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer February 25, 2012
Last updated: February 25, 2012
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Return to the land of Trylle

I loved SWITCHED and couldn't wait for the second book in this trilogy. Hocking doesn't disappoint. TORN continues the story of the changeling Wendy Everly only this time she finds out the truth about her father. Wendy didn't think it was possible for her birth father to be any less cold than her birthmother Elora. Boy was she wrong! Not only does she find he's cruel but when he tells her why he needs her, this totally throws her world in chaos. Wendy finds herself torn between whether to do what's best for her people or to follow her heart.

I love Wendy. The dialogue exchanges between her and those around her have enough snark to not be annoying. She sounds very much like a teen who just had her world torn apart. I also love Finn. He's her tracker and has his own strong feelings for Wendy. But this love is forbidden. Enter Loki from the kingdom of Vittra, sworn enemies of Trylle. Whenever Wendy and Loki are together, chemistry ignites.

Hocking does a great job showing readers a world based on fairy tales that is very much real. There's enough uniqueness about this trilogy that it makes me want to read more. I love the twist on what is happening to the people of Vittra and why Wendy is very much needed there.

A huge plus of this book is the bonus story which shows all three of the men in Wendy's life through their point's of view. It shows their motives and also own struggles with how they feel about Wendy.

A total must read series. Now it's off to read ASCEND, the last book in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Good Points
1. Second book is even better than first!
2. Brings in another possible love interest that works!
3. Did I mention how much I love Finn?
4. Great pacing, dialogue, and adventure
5. Does a great job of weaving in backstory
6. Enough uniqueness to make this series stand out from others
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
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4.0  (5)
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4.8  (5)
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4.0  (5)
Torn picks up right where Switched left off: Wendy has just returned to her brother after running from her mother and her title. But she’s not home for long before trouble finds her. Soon enough she’s attacked and wakes up in a Vittra dungeon, but then she has a meeting with the king who has a bit of a surprise for her. From this point on Wendy has a lot of decisions to make regarding her future and the future of her people.

Wendy truly is torn in this book. She’s torn over her sense of duty versus love. She’s dealing with a lot more than she was in the previous book, and a lot more is riding on her shoulders. As a result she must learn more about Trylle and Vittra history, and develop and control her powers. I really enjoyed reading more about the troll world, and what kind of powers Wendy has yet to come into fully. It was also interesting to watch Wendy go from a carefree teen to a reluctant princess and finally to a dutiful Queen in training. We also get to see a new side of Elora, which made me hate her less, and made her feel more real. I also started feeling sorry for her, which I wasn’t expecting. In fact, there’s quite a few things I wasn’t expecting in this book, and that just made it that much more enjoyable.

I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. I loved learning more about the different trolls, but I especially loved Loki. He’s incredibly handsome and charming, and I’m just drawn to him much like Wendy is. I can’t figure out if he truly feels like they have a connection or if he has an unknown agenda. Either way, I hope to see him again in the next book, and I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends!
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Angie F. Reviewed by Angie F. April 19, 2013
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Torn

Torn picks up right where Switched left off: Wendy has just returned to her brother after running from her mother and her title. But she’s not home for long before trouble finds her. Soon enough she’s attacked and wakes up in a Vittra dungeon, but then she has a meeting with the king who has a bit of a surprise for her. From this point on Wendy has a lot of decisions to make regarding her future and the future of her people.

Wendy truly is torn in this book. She’s torn over her sense of duty versus love. She’s dealing with a lot more than she was in the previous book, and a lot more is riding on her shoulders. As a result she must learn more about Trylle and Vittra history, and develop and control her powers. I really enjoyed reading more about the troll world, and what kind of powers Wendy has yet to come into fully. It was also interesting to watch Wendy go from a carefree teen to a reluctant princess and finally to a dutiful Queen in training. We also get to see a new side of Elora, which made me hate her less, and made her feel more real. I also started feeling sorry for her, which I wasn’t expecting. In fact, there’s quite a few things I wasn’t expecting in this book, and that just made it that much more enjoyable.

I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. I loved learning more about the different trolls, but I especially loved Loki. He’s incredibly handsome and charming, and I’m just drawn to him much like Wendy is. I can’t figure out if he truly feels like they have a connection or if he has an unknown agenda. Either way, I hope to see him again in the next book, and I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends!

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So, we return to the world of the Trylle. Wendy has just returned back into the "normal" world with Rhys, to introduce him to her brother. Of course, Finn and another guy show up to try and tow her back to the Trylle. Of course, she resists and then she gets kidnapped. She discovers a lot more in this book about her family and about the Trylle and the Vittra in general.

I think I liked Torn better than Switched. The plot just engaged me a bit more and I found the love interest a lot more... interesting.

Finn was such an idiot in this book, so rude. He was like all those other jerks in those other books who might have a pretty face but are just so cold and have no emotions. I think he deserved to be left by Wendy, but of course she can't let him go yet. I think she should be with Loki, he seems much sweeter. I still liked Finn but not as much as in the first book. In this book we got to meet his family, which was good.

Wendy was good in this book but not as rebellious as before. She kind of accepts her duty as Princess/Queen. I liked her rebellious spirit, but I can understand why she made the choices she did. (Wow that revelation about Tove was shocking)

I definitely recommend this book to fans of Switched. I can't wait to read Ascend!
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4.0
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5.0
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Louisa Reviewed by Louisa December 08, 2012
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Great!!!

So, we return to the world of the Trylle. Wendy has just returned back into the "normal" world with Rhys, to introduce him to her brother. Of course, Finn and another guy show up to try and tow her back to the Trylle. Of course, she resists and then she gets kidnapped. She discovers a lot more in this book about her family and about the Trylle and the Vittra in general.

I think I liked Torn better than Switched. The plot just engaged me a bit more and I found the love interest a lot more... interesting.

Finn was such an idiot in this book, so rude. He was like all those other jerks in those other books who might have a pretty face but are just so cold and have no emotions. I think he deserved to be left by Wendy, but of course she can't let him go yet. I think she should be with Loki, he seems much sweeter. I still liked Finn but not as much as in the first book. In this book we got to meet his family, which was good.

Wendy was good in this book but not as rebellious as before. She kind of accepts her duty as Princess/Queen. I liked her rebellious spirit, but I can understand why she made the choices she did. (Wow that revelation about Tove was shocking)

I definitely recommend this book to fans of Switched. I can't wait to read Ascend!

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book was increadibly stayed up all night almost till sunrise to read this boo
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4.7
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KIARA Reviewed by KIARA June 28, 2012
Last updated: June 28, 2012
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the second's always a charm

book was increadibly stayed up all night almost till sunrise to read this boo

Good Points
well this book was amazing.It tells the story of changeling Wendy Everly.In the begining she introduces her Manks to her host brother Matt.They end yp getting taken by the vittra.She then finds out her father, the strong, mean, and powerful, Oren. people from the trylle come to rescue her and she then goes back to the palace where her mother lives.Her mother is the mean bitter woman named Elora.

the romance in this book between Wendy and Finn, her handsome tracker, and her and Loki the Vittra Markis is exceptionally Great. but to truly understand you have to read the first book, then come to read the second book. you will fall in love with the book from the first word.
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I loved Torn better than Switched. I found the plot a lot better than the last book and it was written better, probably because Amanda Hocking had more practice writing books. The writing was good but the One day: Three Ways should of been in the view point of each person it was about, so you could feel more of their emotions.

Finn was such a idiot in this book as he was rude to Wendy so deserved that Wendy fell in love with Loki. I still like Finn but he is not as appealing as before. In Torn you got to meet his family and see his home, which gave more insight into his past. As well you got to put a name to a face because you got to learn more about Thomas, Finn's father. I liked Finn's sister, she seemed like she had a rebellious little soul, which I like a lot about characters.

Wendy was just as good but some of her spirit had died. She still had some fight left in her but she didn't fight for her freedom as much, she just accepted what had happened with Tove and her. Since the book was written in her view you got to know some of the reasons why but I still liked her better in the first book.

This is an excellent read and I cannot wait to read Ascend.
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Casog Reviewed by Casog April 28, 2012
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I LOVED IT!!

I loved Torn better than Switched. I found the plot a lot better than the last book and it was written better, probably because Amanda Hocking had more practice writing books. The writing was good but the One day: Three Ways should of been in the view point of each person it was about, so you could feel more of their emotions.

Finn was such a idiot in this book as he was rude to Wendy so deserved that Wendy fell in love with Loki. I still like Finn but he is not as appealing as before. In Torn you got to meet his family and see his home, which gave more insight into his past. As well you got to put a name to a face because you got to learn more about Thomas, Finn's father. I liked Finn's sister, she seemed like she had a rebellious little soul, which I like a lot about characters.

Wendy was just as good but some of her spirit had died. She still had some fight left in her but she didn't fight for her freedom as much, she just accepted what had happened with Tove and her. Since the book was written in her view you got to know some of the reasons why but I still liked her better in the first book.

This is an excellent read and I cannot wait to read Ascend.

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I loved Finn too much that when i started liking Loki, I felt fickle. I didn't like the part where from Finn she gave herself to Loki. In the normal world, normal sense, that is unacceptable. When you love someone, you love him. No matter how difficult it is for the both of you. Well, Finn was being a dick, so he deserved it. But, Wendy could've changed the rules when she became queen. There was still hope but then again, she fell in love with Loki. END OF STORY
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Ge Marquez Reviewed by Ge Marquez March 09, 2012
Last updated: March 16, 2012
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LOVE IT!

I loved Finn too much that when i started liking Loki, I felt fickle. I didn't like the part where from Finn she gave herself to Loki. In the normal world, normal sense, that is unacceptable. When you love someone, you love him. No matter how difficult it is for the both of you. Well, Finn was being a dick, so he deserved it. But, Wendy could've changed the rules when she became queen. There was still hope but then again, she fell in love with Loki. END OF STORY

Good Points
I loved this TRILOGY!!! How many novels does the story revolve around TROLLS? BEAUTIFUL TROLLS? Hocking has quite the gift for it. "Torn" Wendy here is torn between love and duty, selfishness and her responsibility for her kingdom, Finn and Loki. Here she finds out her birth father is actually the a hundred year old king of the enemy, The Vittra and unless she vanquishes him there will be no peace in Forening and in other Trylle villages, ever. So, she has to decide. She is torn, she is in a troubled state to find the right thing to do. To follow a duty, her duty to her heart or her duty to her people. She is the Princess and her Queen, her mother is quite ill. She is to decide. And, she did, "Ascend" the last novel was beautiful. I loved it. Praise for AMANDA HOCKING! ^_^
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