Amanda Hocking books reading levels

Amanda Hocking is a well known phenom amongst bloggers, publishers and Wall Street because she managed to do the near impossible – make millions of dollars self-publishing her novels. She's now signed on with a mainstream publisher, but if you'd like to read more about her beginnings the Guardian.  UK has a nice write-up.

And while Amanda has written many books, only two series have had AR numbers calculated for them, and those are the one's we have included.

RATINGS are from GoodReads!

Part I -- The Trylle series
Some mild profanity.

bookcover of Switched (Trylle Trilogy#1) by Amanda HockingSWITCHED (Trylle Trilogy #1)
by Amanda Hocking

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.

Word Count: 73,569
Page Count: 336
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 11.0
AR quiz: 149031
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bookcover of Torn (Trylle#2) by Amanda HockingTORN  (Trylle Trilogy #2)
by Amanda Hocking

Wendy learns more about herself. She matures and begins to assume the role of princess. Again, some profanity.

Word Count: 78,979
Page Count: 336
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 11.0
AR quiz: 150029
--sample pages available 

bookcover of ASCEND (Trylle#3) by Amanda HockingASCEND (Trylle Trilogy #3) 

With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy's fate seems sealed and everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can't save the ones she loves. Her whole life has been leading up to this...

Word Count: 72,016
Page Count: 326
Accelerated Reading level: 4.3 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 151197
--sample pages available 

Part II -- The Watersong series
Contains profanity, violence, and 'adult situations'.

(Watersong, #0.5)
bookcover of FORGOTTEN LYRICS by Amanda Hocking
3.95 Stars  — 415 ratings

This 60 Page novella gives the back-story about Daniel and Aggie.

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(Watersong, #1)
bookcover of WAKE  (Watersong series) by Amanda HockingWAKE
3.69 Stars — 6,431 ratings

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door.  He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back.  Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever.  She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove.  They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price.  And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

Word Count: 71,590
Page Count: 320
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 153145
 Lexile: HL710L 
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(Watersong, #2)
bookcover of LULLABY  (Watersong series) by Amanda HockingLULLABY
3.95 Stars — 2,627 ratings

When her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls Harper vows to get her sister back no matter what.  Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.   And while Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. 

Word Count: 68,580
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 155466
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(Watersong, #3)
bookcover of TIDAL  (Watersong series) by Amanda Hocking
4.02 Stars — 854 ratings

Penn and Lexi determined to kill Gemma.  She fights back by delving deep into their past, seeking for secrets to protect herself and those she loves.

Word Co
unt: 90,181
Page Count: 352
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 13.0
AR quiz:159072
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(Watersong, #4)
bookcover of ELEGY (Watersong series)  by Amanda Hocking
4.31 Stars — 54 ratings

Gemma holds the key to breaking the siren curse, and this is the exciting conclusion.

Page Count:  542
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compiled by Pam
(updated August 2013)