Book Review: Torn

Posted April 22, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 2 Comments

Book Review: TornTorn by Amanda Hocking
Published by Macmillan on February 28th 2012
Genres: young adult, romance, fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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.

I never really thought that I would be obsessed over a book like this because, it’s about trolls. Yeah, I know it’s a horrible reason to not like something, but I honestly do find them icky and scary HAHA. But despite that, I am enjoying this series more than I would like to admit.

I listened to the audio book of Switched, so changing to a print book for Torn got me a teeeeny bit confused, mainly because I suddenly knew how to spell some words such as mansklig which I honestly thought was spelled as mainsqueak initially HAHA I’m sorry! But anyway, I definitely LOVE this book more than Switched because of Wendy. I mean, that girl has more backbone now. And she’s definitely acting like a Princess. Don’t get me wrong – I do love her in Switched too, but I guess I kinda got a little bit annoyed because everyone kept pushing her around and hello, she’s a damn Princess. She should get a say in a whole lot of stuffs. And maybe the author had the same thought too, because that’s what happened in Torn. Wendy actually developed to be better than what she was at the start of this series. She was no longer that bitter girl anymore.

The romance aspect kinda surprised me, because I never really thought it would go that way. View Spoiler » I mean, who knew eh? But I really do like where it’s going, and I hope the author would keep going down that path, because I’m really excited to know where the romance is headed, and how it would all turn out.

Like I said, I got used to the whole troll village thingy, but I was initially skeptical because hello, how could a whole bunch of trolls evolved into humans (or something that looks like humans)? But it made more sense now because the author actually touched on that topic in Torn. Seriously, if you just finished reading Switched and you’re doubtful about most things, you should definitely continue reading. I think it’ll make everything clearer, and trust me, you might just be surprised by the twist and turns.


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