by Amanda Hocking
3/5 Clear Eyes
First, a quick summary from Goodreads:
"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…"
Wendy is an awesome main-character to see the land of Trylle through. She's a no-nonsense kind of girl with a very strong-willed personality, and even though Wendy never seems to be able to make perfect sense of a situation - more due to a lack of knowledge than anything - she always handles herself in what she believes is the most proper and justified manner, and I whole-heartily agree with her.
I also love both Wendy's brother and aunt in this book. There love and affection for Wendy is genuine and real. Her relationship with Rhys and Finn were kind of weird, though. She said she couldn't keep Finn out of her head yet Wendy always seemed to be leading Rhys on! Poor Rhys.
There was also a scene between Finn and Wendy during chapter fourteen that reminded me of a scene from the Lion King, haha. It was highly entertaining. Just like this read.
With all that said, I can easily say that I had a fun time reading this book. It was quick, fun and entertaining, something that I had been needing and I can't wait to get started on the next one!
Short Story: The Vittra Attacks
From this twenty-paged bonus short story, all that I can say is that I really want to see more of Loki! ..... And I really hope that the Vittra don't get a hold of Wendy....