Author: Amanda Hocking

Book Review: Wake

Book Review: Wake

The addition of mermaid / siren books to the young adult genre seems to gaining momentum. With each new offering, I find myself falling in love with these creatures all over again. But this love affair has not always been an easy one. Some mermaid / siren books have been done extremely well. While others were lacking that special spark. Upon discovering Amanda Hocking's Wake, I was instantly on guard. It's true that I adore what she did for trolls, but deep down, I questioned if she could do it again for another mythical creature.   Wake is told through […]

Posted August 8, 2012
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Book View: Ascend

Book View: Ascend

Reviews: Switched / Torn   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Short and Sweet: Switched and Torn, the first two books of the series, grew on me like I never expected. When I finished the last page of Torn, I was in complete agony. I needed Ascend ASAP. It is always bittersweet when you get to the last book of a series. That last book can sometimes make or break that series. Ascend definitely fell into the former category. After three books, these characters have really grown […]

Posted May 18, 2012
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Book Review: Torn

Book Review: Torn

Review: Switched   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series, Switched. Read at your own risk *   First Impression: Despite some issues from the previous book, Switched, I was really interested to see where this series went. But I did promise myself, if I was disappointed, then this would be the end. While Reading: Torn was no where close to what I thought it would be. It almost seemed that this series has done a complete 360. The writing style, the pacing, the character development felt like it had had a complete overhaul. Heck, […]

Posted March 18, 2012
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Book Review: Switched

Book Review: Switched

First Impression: 'When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her.' If a line like that doesn't capture your attention, I don't know what will. Despite all the buzz surrounding, this author and this series, that line alone would have made me read this book. While Reading: Now, take a second and forget everything you thought you knew about Trolls. They are not strange creatures who hang out under bridges awaiting someone to cross. Instead, they look no different from you and me. So, what is it that makes […]

Posted March 16, 2012
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