Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 38 - Stolen

Stolen
Kelley Armstrong

Synopsis [from kelleyarmstrong.com]

When a young witch tells Elena that a group of humans are kidnapping supernaturals, Elena ignores the warning. After all, everyone knows there's no such thing as witches. As for the thought of other 'supernaturals', well, she'd just rather not dwell on the possibility. Soon, however, she's confronted with the truth about her world, when she's kidnapped and thrown into a cell-block with witches, sorcerers,
half-demons and other werewolves. As Elena soon discovers, dealing with her fellow captives is the least of her worries. In this prison, the real monsters carry the keys.

Review

The second installment of The Otherworld, Stolen takes readers further into Elena Michael's world, which encompasses more than she could ever imagine. Witches, shamans, half-demons, and vampires are things Elena never knew existed even if she is otherworldly herself. She has finally come to terms with being the only female werewolf and she has found her place as a journalist scouting the internet looking for misbehaving mutts that could put her race in jeopardy.

When she comes across a post on believe.com where someone is selling information for a possible werewolf killing she immediately contacts the one who posted it. And her life drastically changes after meeting Paige and Ruth Winterbourne. Witches that tell her there is a group of humans that are kidnapping supernaturals for unknown reasons. A group that is possibly run by Tyrone Winsloe, self-centered computer-geek extroidanaire and billionaire. The witches convince Elena to come to a meeting where she meets "leaders" of the the races she never knew were out there.

The Pack, containing Elena, the enigmatic and lovable Jeremy, and her strong-willed mate Clay, [along with two others that are "on vacation"] come to terms that they will help this band of supernaturals if they can, but the ultimate goal is to eliminate the threat to themselves. But when Elena herself gets captured, her world is turned upside down as she finds out Winsloe wants to have a hunt- a reality "videogame" hunt where the supernaturals will be the hunted. Elena is thrown into a roller coaster ride of a time as she fights to understand who exactly is an ally and who is a foe.

I just love the writing style and how easy it is to move through the book. And Elena continues to be a great character to read about. Funny, fast-paced, and full of supernatural goodness this is a definite read for Kelley Armstrong fans.

3 comments:

Karen Mahoney said...

I am reading this right now - it's the second time I've read it and I'm enjoying it even more this time around. :)

Great review! I've never read Dime Store Magic before - that one is up next for me.

J. Kaye said...

This does sound good. I just picked up a book by this author, but it's a YA. I can't remember the title, but I think it's her first or only YA.

Kerry said...

Excellent review. I read Bitten a while ago and this one has been on the TBR for a while. This encourages me to get on with reading it.

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