Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Review: Stolen - Kelley Armstrong

Elena Michaels is a wanted woman.  She hasn't done anything wrong.  Well, not recently, anyway.  But ten years ago her lover turned her into a werewolf: the only female werewolf in the world, in fact.

And now, just as she's finally coming to terms with it all, a group of scientists learns of her existence.  They're hunting her down, and Elena is about to run straight into their trap.  But they haven't reckoned on Elena's adoptive family, her Pack, who will stop at nothing to get her back.  They haven't reckoned on Elena herself, either, and that's a very big mistake...

Otherworld Series:
Dime Store Magic
Industrial Magic
No Humans Involved
Personal Demon
Living with the Dead
Waking the Witch

For more information visit Kelley Armstrong's website

When Elena is sent to investigate someone who is selling information on the existence of werewolves she gets a lot more than she bargained for.  She meets Paige and her aunt Ruth who not only know more than they should about werewolves but who also claim to be witches.  Elena is sceptical to start with but when they start talking about sorcerers, demons and vampires she really knows they are crazy.  When Paige and Ruth tell Elena that the supernatural community is in danger she doesn't know what to think.  People have been disappearing and it seems they are being held prisoner but no one has been able to discover why.

When Elena becomes the next kidnapping victim she finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.  But her captors didn't take Elena's determination into account.  She will do whatever it takes to make her escape and her Pack are equally determined to help her.

In Stolen, the second book in the Otherworld series, we get to re-visit Elena, Clay and Jeremy but we are also introduced to a whole host of new characters and species which made this a really interesting read.  Although we didn't see as much of Clay and Jeremy as I'd have liked (I love both characters from the first book Bitten) this was understandable due to the circumstances.  I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like Paige but by the end of the book she had really grown on me and I'm looking forward to reading the next two books that are written from her point of view.  I also liked new character Adam and I'm hopeful that he will be making appearances in future books.

Kelley Armstrong did a fantastic job of raising the tension levels when Elena was held captive, I was completely absorbed in the story and couldn't put the book down.  There were a lot of great twists that I wasn't expecting and the action had me on the edge of my seat.  Although this book is quite different from Bitten I think overall I enjoyed it even more.  I would recommend reading them in order to get the most enjoyment from the story and I'm sure if you liked Bitten you will love Stolen.

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  1. Nice review. I agree that this is a really well-written book as well. It stood out more to me than the first book did, I think. But all of Kelley Armstrong's writing has a nice uniqueness to it with the characters, locations, and plot.

  2. I loved Stolen! This and Bitten are probably my favs from the Women of the Otherworld series.. even though I've liked all of them. Clay is such an awesome character!

  3. Hi Heather, I've not read the rest of the series yet but I'm looking forward to it. I do love Elena and Clay though - how can anyone not love Clay LOL. He's one of my fave alpha males :o) "You forget darling, I am the local psychopath" LMAO!!



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