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Switched

by Amanda Hocking

St. Martin's Press | January 24, 2012 | Trade Paperback

4.25 out of 5 rating. 16 Reviews

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon.  Prepare to be enchanted…

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel-all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit.  But it isn't long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth-and he's come to take her home.   

Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become…

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, "The Vittra Attacks," set in the magical world of the Trylle.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250006317

ISBN - 13: 9781250006318

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Switched

Switched

by Amanda Hocking

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250006317

ISBN - 13: 9781250006318

About the Book

Hocking delivers 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 11 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.

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ONE   home Drool spilled out across my desk, and I opened my eyes just in time to hear Mr. Meade slam down a textbook. I’d only been at this high school a month, but I’d quickly learned that was his favorite way of waking me up from my naps during his history lecture. I always tried to stay awake, but his monotone voice lulled me into sleeping submission every time. “Miss Everly?” Mr. Meade snapped. “Miss Everly?” “Hmm?” I murmured. I lifted my head and discreetly wiped away the drool. I glanced around to see if anyone had noticed. Most of the class seemed oblivious, except for Finn Holmes. He’d been here a week, so he was the only kid in school newer than me. Whenever I looked at him, he always seemed to be staring at me in a completely unabashed way, as if it were perfectly normal to gawk at me. There was something oddly still and quiet about him, and I had yet to hear him speak, even though he was in four of my classes. He wore his hair smoothed back, and his eyes were a matching shade of black. His looks were rather striking, but he weirded me out too much for me to find him attractive. “Sorry to disturb your sleep.” Mr. Meade cleared his throat so I would look up at him. “It’s okay,” I said. “Miss Everly, why don’t you go down to the principal’s office?” Mr. Meade suggested, and I groaned. “Since you seem to be making a habit of sleeping in my class, may
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From the Publisher

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon.  Prepare to be enchanted…

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel-all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit.  But it isn't long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth-and he's come to take her home.   

Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become…

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, "The Vittra Attacks," set in the magical world of the Trylle.

About the Author

Amanda Hocking is the USA Today bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels.  After selling over a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. 

Editorial Reviews

“Vampire and werewolf lovers beware; this trilogy opener offers readers a new take on an unexpected breed of mystical beings. Readers who can suspend preconceived notions and open themselves up to this new interpretation are in for a midwinter version of a good beach read.” – Kirkus Reviews “This is The Princess Diaries meets Twilight , and Hocking hits all the commercial high notes… Switched is escapist fantasy; it isn’t the specificity of the world that matters here; it’s the accessibility…What teenager hasn’t felt like a freak, a changeling in his or her own family?  Who doesn’t fantasize about being transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, of being whisked way to another life where the very things that are irritants in the “regular world” turn out to reveal our specialness?” – New York Times Book Review “Wendy is a flawed antihero, which helps differentiate her from the throng of paranormal-romance heroines, and the potential for development, both dramatic and romantic, should make readers anxious for the next installment of the Trylle trilogy.” – Booklist “Switched is written so wonderfully that it’ is not hard to imagine you are in this fantastic world!  Readers will love the exhilarating roller-coaster ride of Wendy’s life as she adapts to…a frightening and exciting life.” –Romantic Times BOOKreviews “You can''t be
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