Monday, January 23

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288

Summary: For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But he won't comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds.

The only one who can break his stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife. . . Eloise's aunt Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric—who may or may not betray them.

My Thoughts: Stolen Away is told in two different prospectives. First, we have Eloise whom the book is about. Than we have her best friend Jo who falls for the bad guy. A guy who is supposed to be against Eloise.

Eloise has spent her whole life with a glamour hosted on her to protect her from the world of fairy but over time it wears off and now she's likely to being seen.

Her aunt has been the faery queen for many years and her husband is looking for a new wife. Someone in the same family line. Her aunt is the only one who can break it.

Eloise gets kidnapped and than goes after the king, to take him down.

With the help of Lucas, who is sexy by the way and Eldric who is the king's son she goes on her way to freeing her aunt and destroying the king's reign. She must enlist other fae to help her fight a long the way.

Honestly, this one sounded really great and I enjoyed reading it a lot but it still wasn't as great as The Iron Knight. I think that is probably my favorite book based on fairies. It would be very hard to top that series though.

Stolen Away didn't have a lot of depth, half the time I wasn't sure quite what was going on and I had to sit back and think, so what just happened? It was a really good book but just not as great as other fairy books out there.

Overall: I enjoyed reading it a lot but not a 5 cupcake fairy book in my eyes. Would I recommend it to other people? Sure. Could it become a series? Sure, but I think it would be better as a stand alone and if the ending was just left alone.

Cover: The cover is gorgeous, has a lot of colors.

What I'd Give It:


Megan at Book Brats said...

I've heard mixed things about this one, but generally good. I am still new to the fairie genre, though. Maybe I should start with Julie Kagawa's series first! Thanks for the review.

Megan at Book Brats!

Vivien said...

I'm a huge fairie fan so this is on my list. I hope it stays a standalone. I can't handle another fairie series. Sounds promising.

ansindt said...

This sounds like a really good book. I will have to add it to my list.

LoriStrongin said...

I've heard similar things about this one, that the characters and world building aren't deep enough to really draw you in. I kinda felt the same about the Wicked Lovely series, which is why I stopped reading it.

And YES, Iron Fey was one of the best books/series I've read about faeries to date!



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