Switched by Amanda Hocking

Title: Switched
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 304
Release: July 12th, 2010

Synopsis:(from Goodreads) 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.

My Thoughts:
This is the kind of book that I was immediately taken with, just by reading the synopsis(and that synopsis is short, too!) I had heard such good things about it and I had even read a couple other books by Amanda Hocking, so when I picked this one up, I already was expecting a lot. Man, oh man was I thrilled! Switched far surpassed all of my expectations and left me eager to pick up Torn as soon as it’s released.

In my opinion, Wendy is a very likeable character. She is stubborn and headstrong, but she always means well and has had a very unfortunate past that she is having difficulty coming to terms with. Oh, and not to mention her ability that she doesn’t even understand! I found her to be one of my favorite YA female protagonists.

The story shifts in tone when Wendy becomes more aware of what she is, and I’m trying to be vague here, but at one point Wendy relates her life to The Princess Diaries and I couldn’t agree more. Through at least half of the book I was humming to the tune of “Miracles Happen” from the film. Needless to say, I enjoyed the similarities, but don’t take that as a sign that this book is all hearts and royal parties. This book has so much more to it, that I don’t want to give away!

Lastly, because I can never resist mentioning a total heartthrob, be prepared for Finn. He’s mysterious, protective, and not to mention daringly attractive. Really, all of the characters had some depth to them. The author makes sure to tell you a little background for everyone and that was probably my favorite part of the entire thing!

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out? Purchase!
Would I read it again?: Yes


  1. Is it just me, or are all the heartthrob characters are named Finn these days?

    1. I could not agree more! I feel the same way! I have read at least 3 books now with the main male lead being named Finn! Not that I don’t like that name, but it is getting kind of old!

  2. Everybody seems so excited about this book, that I can't wait to read it.


    1. You should definitely give it a shot! It’s a completely fresh take on supernatural beings.

  3. I still have yet to get this book. I'm loving the cover. So fiery red and the background is rather Hades-looking.