January was an exciting month for us here in the Tor offices because we published SWITCHED, book one in the Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking. Named as one of the Guardian’s ‘Book Power 100’ in 2011, Amanda is a self-publishing phenomenon, having sold over a million ebooks since the 15th April 2010, and you can read an extract of Switched here.
For the first time, and featuring bonus material and beautiful covers, Amanda’s Trylle Series is available to buy in print.
Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she’s not the monster her mother claims she is – she does feel that she doesn’t quite fit in . She’s bored and frustrated by her small town life – and then there’s the secret that she can’t tell anyone. Her mysterious ability – she can influence people’s decisions, without knowing how, or why . . .
When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night – her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.
Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring – not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about. The fate of Förening rests in Wendy’s hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever . . .
Praise for the Trylle Series
‘Generated an excitement not felt in the industry since Stephenie Meyer or perhaps even J. K. Rowling’
The New York Times
‘A fast-paced romance … addictive’
Guardian on Switched
'Drew me in and kept me hooked...cracking pace'
Sunday Express on Switched
‘This spring’s surefire hit’