Sunday, 15 April 2012

TEEN: Trylle 2: Torn - Amanda Hocking

Release Date: 01/03/12


Acknowledging that she was different from everyone else wasn't difficult for Wendy Everly she'd always felt like an outsider. But a new world and new family is a hard for any girl to accept easily. Leaving behind the mysterious country of her birth, she is determined to fit back into normal life. But the world she's left behind won't let her go that easily. Kidnapped and imprisoned by her true family's enemies, Wendy soon learns that the lines between good and evil aren't as defined as she thought. And those things she'd taken for granted may have been lies all along. With the help of the dangerously attractive Loki, she escapes back to the safety of Forening only to be confronted by a new threat. It's time to make a choice can she put aside her personal feelings for the sake of her country? Torn between duty and love she must make a choice that could destroy her one chance at true happiness.


What many readers see as the biggest challenge to a newly minted author is the creation of a second tale that lives up to the standards set not only by the original but also bolstered by the readers expectations. For a great many writers this pressure causes them to stall in their writing career, but not in the case of Amanda Hocking, whose second tale, Torn, not only lives up to the expectations but continues to build not only on the world within but also the characters strengths, weakness and emotional attachments.

It’s cleverly plotted, has some magical twists and for a young reader it’s a tale that will give them exactly what they want as out principle heroine seeks to find her own place in the world. Add to this an emotional fortitude and links that only strengthen for the reader as the tale wends its merry way which will leave the reader demanding more. Definitely a tale that is easy to spend a lot of time with and just thank the Muses that the third book is out next month.

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