My second book for the Speculative Fiction Challenge is Switched by Amanda Hocking. The books blurb:

Switched – the first book in the Trylle Trilogy…

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.

I got this book because Amanda Hocking is the new wunderkind of the indie publishing movement (she sold around 150,000 books since she first started self publishing in April of last year!) and I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I mean, I probably would have bought it based on the neat cover and cheap price (currently $0.99 at amazon) too, but knowing how successful she’s been made me quite curious. A half hour into reading the book I can tell you why— it’s good!

The story grabbed me and I didn’t want to put the book down. I started reading it Wednesday night and Thursday morning I was buying the 2nd in the series, today’s Friday and I just started the 3rd! It’s really a fast paced, enjoyable fantasy, with a good portion of romance.  To see what other people are reading for the challenge this month, visit Floor to Ceiling Books. Thanks for stopping by.

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