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“Really great follow up to Bitten. Elena is captured by a secret agency funded by a psychotic billionaire, looking to study and do tests on each supernatural species. This book serves to introduce us to several characters who we see a lot of in future books such as Paige - the witch working with...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“A fast-paced thriller that entertains from start to finish. There is not a second in this book that didn't captivate me. Armstrong reveals her finely crafted world filled with witches, sorcerers, half-demons, vampires and werewolves. Elena is strong and sassy and shows that she is not afraid to bite when faced with a group of twisted captors. I am totally sold on this series.”Roxhill wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's like the author doesn't have an editor. Too much useless internal chatter. ”wsuangel wrote this review Tuesday, March 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book”Linda T wrote this review Monday, February 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Elena is kidnapped by a crazy billionaire who wants to experiment with paranormals and then hunt them. Ty Winsloe is one of the most hated antagonists I read in a long while. Jeremy, CLay and a new cast of characters work together to save Elena and the others in the compund. Excellent read! 4 stars”moondance120 wrote this review Saturday, November 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great addition to the Elena/Clayton story”Stephanie Smith wrote this review Tuesday, October 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't like the whole concept of the various supers being captured - it just didn't make for an enjoyable read for me. BUT, I loved the new characters that were introduced and I'm excited to continue reading about their adventures.”Sugar Malone wrote this review Monday, November 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Originally Published at http://rubys-books.blogspot.it/2012/06/book-review-stolen-by-kelley-armstrong.html
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!!”
“This second in the Women of the Otherworld series finds Elena Michaels held captive by a reclusive genius intent on studying Elena and others like her. Elena is surprised to learn of the other races that inhabit our world. Even more surprising is the fact that these races band together to protect themselves from events like this one. While investigating a potential leak in werewolf intelligence, Elena meets her first witches: Ruth and Paige Winterbourne. These two coven witches are intent on alerting the weres of the danger posed by Ty Winsloe, an internet entrepreneur who is behind a string of kidnappings amongst the races. It is the Winterbournes' hope that the weres will join with them in their attempt to overthrow Winsloe and save the others. But it's only when Elena herself falls victim to Winsloe's whims that the Pack becomes involved.
Having skipped around a bit in the series, it's interesting now to return to the beginning and see how some of these characters were introduced. ”
“I really enjoyed this one so I'm glad that I decided to continue on with the series. I have to admit that I skimmed over a lot of the fighting scenes because they're not really my thing. The best pasrt of this book was the character interaction. I liked the 'meetings' between all the supernatural characters and I thought Adam and Paige were too cute. And of course, I loved all the Clay/Elena scenes”e-cubed wrote this review Saturday, June 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read
Turns out that I’ve actually not read this book before. I was surprised as I thought that I’d read at least the first four in the series, but I guess I was wrong. So I got to discover this book for the first time and I must say that I enjoyed it quit a bit. =^.^=
As with the first book, I found myself loving Elena and her sarcastic wit! She definitely appeared to be a stronger person in this one. There wasn’t the rebelling against the pack or dominance games this time around which I think really made her standout more. Dare I say that I think I like her a lot more in this book than I did in the first? I also have to hand it to Armstrong for creating the perfect villain in Winsloe. This guy is all sorts of crazy! He’s definitely not the type of guy you want to run across. ~shivers~ Another surprise character whom I couldn’t get enough of was Xavier. At first I wasn’t sure I’d like him, but by the end he turned out to be a truly intriguing individual.
This book went in a different direction than I would have expected. Instead of continuing off roughly where the first book left off, Stolen occurs about a year later and rather than just dealing with pack issues, Elena finds herself dealing with other paranormals instead. It’s a nice mix in my opinion. Sets things up nicely for the third book in the series. And I found Armstrong’s take on witches, vampires, shamans, etc., to be interesting.
So when all is said and done, I have to say that the series is definitely holding my interest and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. I’m also looking forward to watching it evolve and seeing if Elena appears in some of the future books.”