The second installment of the Trylle trilogy picks up right where the first (Switched, 2012) left off, with 17-year-old Wendy Everly returning home to her “host brother” after disappearing without a trace almost a month prior.
Before Matt has time to digest the fact that his little sister is actually a changeling Trylle princess with “mild superpowers,” they are kidnapped, and Wendy finds herself once again at the center of an “epic troll battle.” Fans of the series will enjoy watching on as Wendy continues to wrestle with issues of belonging, particularly when both the Trylle and the Vittra claim her as their chosen one. Though she is stronger in this installment and gradually learning to harness and control her powers, there is still plenty Wendy must overcome. Not only are there big-time mommy/daddy issues to resolve, but also matters of the heart that will keep both Wendy and readers happily entertained. While the writing certainly lacks the depth and polish it takes to win major literary awards, there is no denying that Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more.
More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)