Monday, June 4, 2012

Book Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)
My Rating: 4 cups
Blurb (from Goodreads):

It was in Bitten, Kelley Armstrong's debut novel, that thirty-year-old Elena Michaels came to terms with her feral appetites and claimed the proud identity of a beautiful, successful woman and the only living female werewolf.

In Stolen, on a mission for her own elite pack, she is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the "other races" and their supernatural powers. Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods, these paranormals - witches, vampires, shamans, werewolves - are then released and hunted to the death in a real-world video game. But when Winsloe captures Elena, he finally meets his match.

If the first book if this series, Bitten, was about werewolves only, we get to meet some very cool creatures in Stolen. Vampires (swoon), witches, shamans, sorcerers, demons, half-demons, and some creatures I haven't heard of before. I liked that part. While I loved Elena and her Pack mates, I was sure there had to be more creatures out there in this world. Glad I wasn't mistaken :)p

I felt that the story was a little slow, slower than in the previous book, but not enough to bother me. Or maybe I was expecting a little more... let's say drama? Before you start throwing things at me, let me explain. While the idea of human scientists targeting and kidnapping supernatural creatures in order to understand what makes them tick is fantastic, I was expecting a lot more gruesome details. I was ready for the torture, in other words. The fact that they just observed them without much harm, only a complete physical check up, was a little baffling. Not a bad thing though, since I would've hated to see Elena or any of the others tortured, but still... (I'm not making any sense, am I? Sorry for that)

If Clay and Jeremy managed to attract my attention in the first book, in this one Adam, the half-demon, made a very good impression. I'm actually hoping he'll be the HEA of a certain very young witch. In the future books, not now o.O Like, when she'll be twenty-ish. I also think he needs his own song. Something like I Love Playing with Fire (The Runaways <3).

All in all, I really am enjoying this series. So if you haven't started reading it yet, don't wait any longer. READ IT!!

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  1. Great review. I stopped after this book. Bitten was awesome, I loved it. Who wouldn't love Clay? LOL. I really just wanted move of them, Stolen was just so different. I will continue one day.

    1. Stolen was different, but I liked the fact that it opened a door for other stories. While I loved Bitten a lot, I am aware of the fact that I would've gotten bored had the series been only about Elena, clay and the other werewolves. I don't know, I guess at some point, I get to that place where I just wonder "ok, what the hell can happen next??", you know? Anyway, if you do continue reading, you're in for some very good treats :D The next books are oh so good :D
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I first read these 10 years ago! I still have my original copy, I love this series :)

    1. I don't know why I waited so long to read this series. But I'm glad I gave in and started reading the series. It is awesome :D

  3. I absolutely love the books with Elena as the main character. I'd have to say that the next installment, Stolen is my favorite in the series :). Clay is gorgeous, I can picture him right now haha :). Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for participating in the reading challenge!

    1. oh yes, Clay is gorgeous. I love him. I am wondering what will happen next with those two. And I do hope he and Paige get to have a more..."normal" relationship :P


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