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Stolen was nothing like I expected Well I wasn t sure what to expect actually Ms Armstrong expanded the world she created in Bitten to encompass other paranormal beings adding witches sorcerer

Stolen was nothing like I expected. Well, I wasn't sure what to expect, actually. Ms. Armstrong expanded the world she created in Bitten, to encompass other paranormal beings, adding witches, sorcerers, demons, and vampires to the mix. I liked how it was very much in the mode of realistic and everyday. The origins of these beings are not clearly stated, but speculated on. She doesn't ascribe good or bad characteristics to them overall, other than the sorcerers tendency to be more on the bad side, mostly due to the bad blood between them and witches.This ended up being a slowly-unfolding, but at the same time, intense read. There seemed to be a strong underlying theme to this story about the necessity of violence. Accordingly, there's quite a bit of violence, most of it warranted, as Elena and the other paranormal beings she becomes acquainted with find themselves fighting for their lives and freedom. There's also some violence that made me squirm. Some of the actions of Elena, Clay, and Jeremy fall very much in the moral gray area, if you were to consider them human beings, with the ascribed moral absolutes that go along with humanity. However, they are not humans--they are werewolves, and their actions tend to show that aspect of their natures. Even still, Elena, Clay, and Jeremy are different in their approaches to situations. Jeremy is the most self-controlled--his actions governed by reason and what is best for the Pack. Elena is more likely to help others who are not Pack. Clay thinks only of his mate, Elena, and the Pack. Nothing else matters to him. He'll take care of others to make Elena happy. But, otherwise, he wouldn't go out of his way to do something that didn't benefit the Pack. In essence, Clay is pure wolf, even though he walks in human skin. As a whole, they kill, and it's more out of expedience at times, than an absolute need to do so. But, Elena doesn't make excuses for her actions. She admits that there would be another way, but this way turns out to be the best for the circumstance. While a part of me was somewhat troubled by these killings, I couldn't escape the reality of the fact that those that Elena, Jeremy, and Clay killed were men and women who had showed a lack of respect and value for the lives of the paranormal beings they had stalked, kidnapped and held captive. And, faced with the villain in this story, it's clear what is worse: to kill out of necessity, or to kill for the fun of it. Tyrone Winslow is a geeky, billionaire computer genius who decided that he likes the idea of a real life death match in which he makes the paranormals run for their lives, with no sure chance of escape. Why? Because he's a megalomaniac, craving power, and even in the most petty ways. Because it's fun for him, and because he can. He came off as petty and completely objectionable, showing how loathesome he was in his power struggles with Elena, and how he interacted with his employees at the place where they were imprisoning the paranormals. For all my qualms about the killing of people in this book, I didn't feel too bad for him when Elena and Clay turned the tables on him. He got his just deserts.Stolen introduces the witch characters Paige and Savannah, who will play major roles in this series. I must say my interest was perked, and I do look forward to reading their stories. However, the highlight of this story was seeing Clay and Elena, and their relationship. Clay would do just about anything for Elena. His love is powerful and steadfast. And in this story, you can see that Elena does love him just as much, whereas in Bitten, she was running from that feeling and trying to avoid acknowledging that she loved Clay. They just felt right together. Jeremy was fascinating, and there was tantalizing bits of him in this story that make me want to see more of him.Stolen was a book that took some investment on my part to read. But it turned out to be worth the time spent. It wasn't quite as fascinating to me as Bitten, and I'm not sure why. But I did like seeing the development of Elena. She seemed more multi-faceted in this story. I saw more of her humor, and her emotional depth that I didn't quite see in Bitten. Although slow-moving at times, this was a good follow-up to Bitten.A viral Stolen By Kelley Armstrong are Book 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 scIt 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.. Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write Her earliest written efforts were disastrous If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers dismay All efforts to make her produce normal stories failed.Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon She s the author of the NYT bestselling Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series and Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.. Popular Book Stolen *** 4 ***A buddy read with my friend V at the MacHalo Freaks! "...“Another werewolf thing. Like most animals, we spent a large part of our lives engaged in the three Fs of basic survival. Feeding, fighting and... reproduction.” ..."This was so much fun! Not ha-ha fun, but it was engaging and very intense! The first book was mostly us being introduced to Elena and Clay, her lover and mate, who had turned her into the werewolf she is now. Despite them being comfortable and lovey-dovey at this time, it wasn't all rainbows and roses after he bit her and made her into the first living female werewolf. He has his excuses, but Clay is very much a sociopath, only keeping within the "norms" because of his very limited contact with people at large and the strong handed guidance by his Alpha, Jeremy. He is gorgeous and loyal, so I guess there are things to be said about his personality, but I think personally, if I had to deal with him, one of us would have been dead by our third encounter. The way he treats regular humans is horrible and I strongly dislike that... However, Elena is mostly OK, for a girl who has many reasons not to trust anyone, particularly male, having been abused as a foster kid and later with Clay's betrayal... "...“I never tell that story. I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it. I refuse to let my past explain my present. I grew up, I grew up stronger, I overcame it. End of story. From the time I was old enough to realize that my problems were not my fault, I'd decided not to shift the blame to all of those foster families, but to get rid of it. Throw it out. Move on. I could imagine no fate worse than becoming someone who tells the story of her dysfunctional childhood to every stranger on the bus. If I did well in life, I wanted people to say I did well, not that I did well "all things considered." My past was a private obstacle, not a public excuse.” ..."I like Elena even with all of her issues, maybe because of them. She has been dealing with the Pack's rule enforcement outside of the territory and someone has scheduled a meet to sell her information on some mutts. It turns out, the appointments open her eyes to more supernatural creatures and a danger hovering over all of them. Someone is hunting them and they are disappearing, causing alarm for all. Despite the confidence that she could handle herself and her safety, Elena gets captured and the bulk of the book is her and her relationships with her captors and the others captured. We even get a newly made werewolf and to me, that was the most interesting dynamic in all the arcs... I am not giving up the ending, but you guys have to read it, even if the first book seemed to info-dump heavy to flow easily. I will be the first one to admit that the first book was more of a chore than a pleasure, but this second book is nothing but action and tension... Give the second book a try before quitting the series, that is all I need to say:) "...“Now I was standing in a forest grove with a witch, a half-demon, a vampire, and a shaman, planning to put an end to a nefarious plot to usurp our powers and alter the path of humankind. Talk about your conspiracy theories.” ..."The author writes in a manner that draws you in and you need to know what happens despite yourself. It is not a fancy prose, nor is it pedestrian in any way, but it fits the manner of storytelling and the Urban Fantasy Genre of the early 2000's. Although it is a bit dated, it is worth giving a try - you will not be disappointed!"...“I was very strict on that point. No devouring classmates." Jeremy rolled his eyes. "Other parents warn their kids not to talk to strangers. I had to warn mine not to eat them.” ..."Now I wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find what you need in the pages of a good book!
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    Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write Her earliest written efforts were disastrous If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers dismay All efforts to make her produce normal stories failed.Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon She s the author of the NYT bestselling Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series and Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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  • 4 A buddy read with my friend V at the MacHalo Freaks Another werewolf thing Like most animals, we spent a large part of our lives engaged in the three Fs of basic survival Feeding, fighting and reproduction This was so much fun Not ha ha fun, but it was engaging and very intense The first book was mostly us being introduced to Elena and Clay, her lover and mate, who had turned her into the werewolf she is now Despite them being comfortable and lovey dovey at this time, it wasn t all rainbows an [...]


  • I was thoroughly entranced by Bitten and could not wait to devour Stolen While I was initially hoping for of the same, i.e Clay, Elena and The Pack, I knew that the Were world would not be the main focus of this story I have to admit, at first I was a bit put out Who cares about witches, demons, vamps and the lot I want to run, and hunt and drool over Clay Regardless of my hopes, I sat down with Stolen and attempted to put my pre conceived notions aside, after all, Kelley Armstrong hadn t faile [...]


  • Stolen was nothing like I expected Well, I wasn t sure what to expect, actually Ms Armstrong expanded the world she created in Bitten, to encompass other paranormal beings, adding witches, sorcerers, demons, and vampires to the mix I liked how it was very much in the mode of realistic and everyday The origins of these beings are not clearly stated, but speculated on She doesn t ascribe good or bad characteristics to them overall, other than the sorcerers tendency to be on the bad side, mostly d [...]


  • This is the seventh girl werewolf book I ve read in the last seven days I swear I didn t plan this, I just have no sense of self preservation when it comes to books I think I ll need werewolf detox after this, although I m not sure what would do it Someone s autobiographical account of the summer they spent in Ireland, learning to love the peace and quiet.Here s what I love about Elena she s an unreliable narrator, and a sociopath She doesn t know she s a sociopath She talks about how, unlike he [...]


  • Not what I expected, which is good as I thought I would not like this book much I did like it than the first installment in this series though Still, I need Something was just missing, but the series is really good, definitely worth to read.In Stolen we get to read about Elena again, the heroine from book 1 Elena is a werewolf, and the only female werewolf that has ever existed In book 1 we see how she struggles to understand her wolf and accept it It took her a while but she did She also acce [...]


  • A wonderful, wonderful sequel to Bitten Elena is investigating someone selling info about werewolves but finds her contacts to be a pair of witches instead, wanting to warn her about a secretive organisation who are abducting creatures of the otherworld witches, shamans, half demons, who want a vampire and a werewolf.After dealing with her incredulity for some reason, despite being a werewolf herself, she never considered the possibility that there d be other supernatural races around , she and [...]


  • I ve just finished Stolen which is the sequel to Bitten As you can expect with Bitten, the writing was the same quality The old characters that we love the ones that appeared in this novel were great.The storyline was intense and gripping.I got frustrated with the Stolen part of the story and wished that there d been just a little Clay sneaked in.Other than that, if you liked the first then you ll like this book


  • Stolen is a sequel to Bitten and book 2 in Armstrong s Women of the Otherworld series As Armstrong herself have said, Bitten was meant to be a stand alone book while Stolen was written as a part of the series the difference between two books is apparent.Like Bitten, Stolen is written from Elena s POV But we are quickly taken beyond Elena s werewolf setting as she is suddenly introduced to a completely foreign and new to her world of supernaturals witches, vampires, shamans, half demons, sorcerer [...]


  • 3.5 5.0 Stolen continues the story of Elena Michaels, a young woman turned werewolf, where the book, Bitten left off The relationships between Elena and her pack, especially Clay are just as real and engaging as in the former book Ms Armstrong shows an amazing gift in painting life as it would be as a half human half werewolf with incredible depth and understanding The downside in this book is the inordinate amount and graphic nature of the violence It s not the generic they killed the man type [...]


  • This is a really hard one to review I think my opinion was skewed because of unmet expectations I think if I gone into this book cold I would have enjoyed it a lot That s not to say I didn t enjoy it, but my opinion teeter tottered throughout it I finally decided on a four star grade because the end did pick up and once I was able to put aside my reasons for reading it immediately after Bitten I got caught up in it I d say that Bitten is a high four star while this one is a low four star.When B [...]


  • WrensReads Review So Stolen is the second book of this marvelous series It is as well written and introduces important characters for the books to come It also introduces other types of super human type species.That s right folks, there aren t just werewolves any.For example, Half Demons Father is a demon, Mother is a human They get superhuman powers from their good ole dadWitches Women with magicSorcerers Men with magicShamans Something about being able to deal with spiritsBut, luckily for us, [...]


  • Rating 3.5 stars This story is a little departure from the first book in the series Bitten in that this story is not only about werewolves In this story we are introduced to vampires, shamans, witches and half demons All of these beings apparently exist and this is the first time the werewolves learn about their existence The reason that the werewolves find out that these other creatures exist is something is hunting supernatural creatures Elana is kidnapped about 1 5 of the way through the book [...]


  • Not quite as good as the first book, but still worth reading I think forming a series out of it somewhat lessons the impact of the story One of my favorate things about the first book was that it said that there were only a handful of werewolves in the world There are so many supernatural stories that imply that there are hundreds or thousands of Vampires or werewolves or whatever, so much that they have their own complex societies But to propose that there were only a few werewolves denounces a [...]


  • I love this book as it s pivotal in expanding Kelley s Otherworld Elena narrates again and I love all the little nuances and themes in it, how everything serves to build her character and history For example when she gives her reasons for not usually telling Clay she misses him or never saying she loves him outside of the bedroom cause she see s it as giving him too much power to hurt her like others have done she knows it s stupid and says so herself but it s something she still has to overcome [...]


  • These books are hard for me to rate I really like Armstrong s writing I like how she finds room for the little things that help the reader understand the nature of her characters It was something that I appreciated in the previous book and it s in this one as well I liked how she worked with the suspense in Bitten but I liked even what she did with Stolen For the most part of the book, Elena is imprisoned by a group of people that kidnap preternatural creatures in order to study them It is a ve [...]


  • Since reading The Most Dangerous Game in middle school high school , I ve, and I m sure you ve, come across six or ten other variations of it movies, tv shows, books, etc This one is probably my favorite.That said, The Most Dangerous Game and any variation of it cannot help but be seriously creepy.What makes Armstrong s version better than the others is that it combines scientific paranormal research with the standard hunting of sentient beings Also, Stolen takes that hunting to the next level b [...]


  • I first started reading this ebook in October November 2011 but I put it aside around the 40% mark because it wasn t holding my interest at the time As part of a pick it for me challenge, I picked the title back up via audiobook and finished it Stolen is the second installment in author Kelley Armstrong s Women of the Otherworld Series When I read the first book Bitten, I fell in love with Elena s conflict between living with the pack versus as a human This along with her and Clayton s history a [...]


  • BR with my MacHalo buddy, Choko If you read the first book in this series, Bitten, and like me, you couldn t stand Elena and you didn t want to continue, I would say give this second book a try This book was SO much better than the first Elena s character has grown and isn t so bitter and hung up on the past as she was in the first book Also, all the relationship issues from book one have been dealt with so there isn t all that angst.I m glad I gave book 2 a try I m actually looking forward to c [...]


  • Not engaging, and I was annoyed with stupidity at the end.Each time I put the book down, I was not eager to get back to it It was like an assignment to finish it.The first book in the series Bitten was very good It was mostly about the relationship between Elena and Clay and another Stolen is the sequel There is no relationship development Elena and Clay are already a thing with no changes in this book Other characters and their relationships and interactions were not special enough or intrigui [...]


  • 4.5I took.5 off the rating because there were quite a lot of editing errors in this book, spelling and grammar and the like, but otherwise this is a great read The story continues in Elena s perspective she is caught and placed in an institution with a psycho, Ty Winsloe, who is capturing otherworldly beings to study and try to figure out where their power comes from and how it works He places them up against each other in a game like manner where they fight one another and occasionally battle t [...]


  • The Otherworld series has been sitting on my to read list for far too long Thus, there was than a little bit of excitement when my friend gave me the first book for Christmas There was even excitement when she gave me book two for my birthday Now well, now I m annoyed that I have so many other books sitting on my bookshelves, as I really need to grab the rest of the series.Trust me I am hooked as can be.Okay, so the first book wasn t all that I expected it to be It was a good read, yet I had e [...]


  • I know I have probably said his before but thank goodness for rollbackweek This month I decided to continue my journey into Kelley Armstrong s Women of the Otherworld series and read book two Stolen If you have read my review of the first book Bitten than you know I was already enjoying this series however, Stolen blew the first book out of the water It s no exaggeration to say that I LOVED this book.Stolen, much like the first book, is action packed and fast paced, but than that Armstrong cont [...]


  • I absolutely devoured Bitten, the first book in the series I d been trying out different urban fantasies over the last several months and Bitten was easily one of my favorites Then someone mentioned that it had been adapted for a show in Canada and, even better, that it was on Netflix Flash forward two days because I binge watched it and I was completely hooked I knew I loved the author s writing, the characters, the story, and the show, so you d better believe I scrambled to get ahold of the se [...]


  • A guitar twanged from the far off radio Country music Damn They d resorted to torture already Even better than the original because it puts characters I m already into in a complicated and intense situation The psychology and horrors that went on behind the doors was fascinating You d imagine horrors if kidnapped by these men, especially with the troubling prologue, but as Elena and the readers find, it s way layered than just being kept in a cage and experimented on Not only does she go throug [...]


  • 4.5 starsThe problem with writing a book in the first person is that the reader only gets to know what the main character knows Therefore, if you want your reader to know something, the narrator either has to know it, or find out during the course of the book.When your book is based entirely upon the premise of that main character being held captive and isolated, this can be a problem Elena has been kidnapped, but Armstrong apparently felt that the reader needed to know where and why she was bei [...]


  • Stolen is one of my very favorite installments in Kelley Armstrong s Otherworld series It features feisty werewolf Elena as the narrator, but it opens the door to the rich world of other supernatural characters that will be the hallmark of the series.As our story begins, Elena is going to meet someone who claims to have proof that werewolves exist It turns out that the offer is really a ruse for a pair of witches to get in the same room with her They want to warn her about a project that is coll [...]


  • 4.5 stars I ve never hated a villain so much as Tyrone Winsloe and he was not the kind of evil that will destroy the world and stuff like that no he was simply a sick spoiled rich pervy bastard whatever that means And really, I enjoyed the end of the book so much those scenes Oak Tree Elena Winsloe hanging from her hands it was perfect He just wants to have fun hunting and experimenting with the lives of others just because he can he s an asshole that believes he can accomplish everything with m [...]


  • A book where the main character is held captive for most of the book just isn t my cup of tea The start had promise and I liked meeting the other supernaturals but as soon as she was captured I was bored A lot happened during her time locked up but I just didn t care enough about the other characters to be interested.I know lots of people love this series but I ve read two books in the series now and they both bored me I m going to try the next book because I was told to hang in there but if tha [...]


  • What a great book, still didn t like reading about Elena being held captive, but still a great book, must reread First Read January 1st 2011 Loved this book, great second book, I knew what was going to happen, and I wanted to stop it, but it happened, and then the book was a whole lot better, and I finished it rather quickly I got most of this series at 1 go at the library, along with a series that had about 8 books, at one time, the librarians looked at me strangely


  • I couldn t put it down This is my preferred genre and Kelly always does it proud.I loved the different supernaturals The cute witch is one of my favorites.The relationship between Helena and the little girl moved me.I love how bad ass Helena is She not just the only female werewolf she s awesome at it She will not be dominated not by a alpha and not by some sick tycoon scientist trying to make a popular video game Can we just state how sick that is I can t wait to read .


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