PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin
DATE PUBLISHED: 12th July 2010
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven 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.
A YA fantasy that had me a little off balance for the whole time. I went in thinking this would be a fairy story but was intrigued by the way the plot developed. It is obvious by the title that the main character was switched ay birth into a rich family.
Wendy’s character is stereotypically teenage. She is stubborn and picky and at times very selfish. She develops slightly through the book and the reader can see her slowly develop and I hope that through the series the readers will see her fully mature. There is of course a semblance of a love triangle and I definitely had my OTP picked out.
The ideas of a secret society of Trolls living in a commune in America is an concept I have not heard of before and intriguing to read about. The monarchal society that Wendy is thrust into is slowly unraveled and the rules of this society are revealed as slowly and surely Wendy breaks almost every one of them. With a dark force on the horizon that Wendy has no idea about it is urgent that Wendy learn the rules… and fast.
I did enjoy this book though I hope for more development in the remaining two books in the series. I am intrigued to see where the plot will go and how this story will conclude. While the book did not end in a cliff hanger I will still be picking up the sequel soon.
Keep Calm and Read On,