Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stolen { #2 of The Women of the Otherworld Series }

Title:  Stolen
Author:  Kelley Armstrong
Ideal Age Range:  Adult
Mass Market Paperback:  576 Pages
Copyright Date:  June 2010
Blurb:  In Bitten, 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 Winslow, 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 real-world video game.  But when Winsloe captures Elena, he finally meets his match.
My Rating:(★★★★)  The Elena books of the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong are by far my favorite.  If I were to rank them, I think they would go as follows by main character: Elena, Paige, Eve, Jaime and then Hope.  I haven’t read the ones that have Savannah as the main character so I really cannot rank those.
Barring the slight surprise that I had in the first book of this series because of the use of the “F” word and the pretty graphic sex scenes, especially for the fact that they are set in first person so it’s, “I did this”, and “I did that.”  I love these books!
I think that Kelley Armstrong has a great inner character voice and all of her characters are well fleshed out, even Hope is a good character though she is nowhere near my favorite.  This book isn’t as violent as the first one, in my opinion, with a lot of the plot during her stay at the compound when she is kidnapped.  We are introduced to a lot of new characters, especially Paige Winterbourne, the witch who is the main characters of the next two books, Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic.
I always recommend Kelley Armstrong books to people who like the paranormal genre.  I have yet to read her books that are in the Young Adult section, but I am sure I will get to them eventually.  So, if you haven’t picked up one of her books, do so the next time you’re at the library or the bookstore, I doubt that you will be disappointed.
Quotes: “No. He's resting comfortably," I said. "People always sleep best with their heads at a ninety-degree angle. He looks comfortable, doesn't he?"
Similar Titles:  Bitten, Broken and Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong.
What I’m Reading Next:  The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Gouge
My Rating System:
= didn’t like it
★★ = it was ok
★★★ = liked it
★★★★ = really liked it
★★★★★ = it was amazing
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  1. I really enjoyed the Elena books. I am on the second "Paige" book, but I too haven't read any of the Savannah ones. i can't stand her character in the Paige books so I guess I'm procrastinating ;)