Series of Stand Alone: Trilogy
Author's Blog: AmandaHocking3a.blogspot.com
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First thing's first. I know what you're thinking. Trolls??? Yes, it's true, this is a book about trolls. And I'll be honest, I think that was part of the reason I couldn't really get into it.
I think the idea of this book was fabulous, but it was definitely missing something. I felt like I spent almost the whole book just waiting for something to happen, and when something finally did it was really interesting, and then it went back to nothing. Neutral. That's how I feel about this book. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it. It filled my time, but I wasn't just dying to read the next chapter.
As I was trying to figure out what I wasn't crazy about in this book, I went through all of the characters in my head and found that I loved almost all of them, except one. Wendy. The problem with that? She just happens to be the main character. From the beginning she whines and complains (which is "justified" later when she learns that's just the nature of trolls) and gets everything she wants. Other than that, I feel like I know nothing about her. She doesn't have any friends, she doesn't do anything, she has no favorites, she has nothing except the fact that she's an extremely picky eater, and a constant bad attitude. She's spoiled and bratty and yet everyone loves her. Maybe it's just because she's supposed to be gorgeous, but I don't understand it.
One of the characters I did love was her brother, Matt. He was so good to her and he loved her, no matter what she did, or how awful she acted, he was always there for her. Another character I liked was Tove, in the beginning he's silent. But as the story progresses you learn why, and he becomes a very interesting person. My favorite character was probably either Tove or Rhys. Rhys grew up in a place where he was always second class, he was raised by nannies, he never knew his real parents, and yet he's respectful, nice, and thoughtful with just a touch of defiance. And no matter what he does he'll never be anyone important because he's only human. I think that if one of the supporting characters had been the main character, this could have been one of my favorite books.
I really don't want to turn anyone away from this book. If the synopsis sounds like something you would enjoy I would definitely recommend you to try it out for yourself, it just wasn't my favorite book.
- Sexual Content: Mild
- Violence: Moderate
- Profanity: Heavy
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