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Monday, May 5, 2014

Review for Torn by Amanda Hocking


Torn is the first book that I read for the Year-A-Thon. If you want to read more about the Year-A-Thon, go to:

Synopsis: "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 master her magical powers—and marry an equally 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."

 Torn (Trylle, #2)

Torn takes off right after Switched ends. She's with her brother, which isn't really her brother. She brought her brother's real brother to meet each other. Her brother that really isn't her brother doesn't trust his real brother. Make sense? No? 

She gets kidnapped by the terrible other troll tribe people. She meets a new guy. Falls in love with him too. Learns secrets. Gets engaged. 

This book was crazy.  

Here are some important parts:
  • She got engaged to Tove.
  • She found out Tove is gay.
  • Matt and Willa are dating.
  • Her mother is dieing.
  • She found out the leader of her kingdom's enemy is her father.
  • She learned she may be partially immortal.
  • She was told she would have to kill her own father. 
  • She is still a Trylle.
  • She's in love with two different guys (neither of which I agree with).
The book seemed quite interesting, however it took me a while to get through it. I found it difficult to grasp what was really going on, since she STILL knows NOTHING about where she came from. Also, Matt (the guy she thought was her brother but isn't) wasn't in the book all that much. And Where was Rhys? He was there at the start of the book, but just disappeared. He was what I loved most about the first one! He was so quirky!

This book wasn't as good as the first one. I give Torn by Amanda Hocking 3 books. I hope the last one gets better.

Friday, May 2, 2014

BoutofBooks Read-A-Thon schedule

I will be participating in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon! This Read-A-Thon seems to be going from May 12 to May 18. I think I will do better at that than a 24 hour Read-A-Thon so yes!

If you would like to participate as well, go to:

The sign-ups are still going on, so make sure you sign up before it ends! Happy reading!

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading:
6 hours a day 
12 hours on the weekend 
24 hours (hopefully) all week

My Goals

  • Read 1 book a day
  • Read more than 3 books
  • Read books I haven't read before
  • Read 10 books

Books to Read

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
  • The Maze Runner James Dashner
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff 
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
  • Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
  • The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff 
  • I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

What is your favorite of My Favorite Stand-Alones?