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4.0 out of 5 stars Werevolves trying to keep an open mind :)
"Stolen" is the sequel to Kelley Armstrong's first book, "Bitten" (2001), and thus the second book in the "Women of the Otherworld" series. If you can, read the books in order, because then you will enjoy them even more. Even better, before reading "Bitten" visit the author's website and read the 3 free prequels to the series, "Savage", "Ascension" and "Beginnings". I can...
Published on 13 Sept. 2005 by M. B. Alcat

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3.0 out of 5 stars Better than the Bitten
I dont regret the time i spent reading this book but it wasnt one of the best ive read.
The characters did not act the way i thought they would, and i dont mean that in a good way. However the love felt between the characters is well developed and you spend alot of the book speculating possible plot lines.
Please feel free to comment on my review as i like...
Published on 29 Jan. 2009 by Ms. H. V. Armstrong


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4.0 out of 5 stars Werevolves trying to keep an open mind :), 13 Sept. 2005
"Stolen" is the sequel to Kelley Armstrong's first book, "Bitten" (2001), and thus the second book in the "Women of the Otherworld" series. If you can, read the books in order, because then you will enjoy them even more. Even better, before reading "Bitten" visit the author's website and read the 3 free prequels to the series, "Savage", "Ascension" and "Beginnings". I can guarantee you that they are excellent, and the fact that you don't have to pay for them is a great added benefit :)
Elena Micheals, the only female werewolf in the world, is again the narrator in "Stolen". That means that we are told of everything that is happening from her sometimes ironic but always funny point of view. She is working on her relationship with her boyfriend Clay, another werewolf. Of course Jeremy, the pack leader, is also present in this new adventure, but... all of them will have to keep an open mind, because it seems that there are some things/people that they didn't know about out there.
Hmmm... what about some witches, wizards, shamans and even some vampires?. An what if you add to this already dangerous mix some half-demons, and a billionaire intent on creating a zoo of supernaturals, whether they are willing or not?. The results are explosive, especially when Elena is one of the supernaturals stolen...
On the whole, I think that you are highly likely to enjoy this book, if you appreciate an original story that blends action, some horror, lots of magic and a bit of romance. Moreover, "Stolen" introduces us to Paige Winterbourne, a white witch who will be the narrator of Armstrong's next two books in the series, and who plays a role in rescuing Elena. What else can I say?. Find a comfortable sofa, start to read "Stolen", and enjoy the show :)
Belen Alcat
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4.0 out of 5 stars Werewolf gets kidnapped, 18 Dec. 2004
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This is the second book written by Kelley Armstrong. The first book (Bitten) featured only werewolves and was really fantastic.
In the second book she makes her world bigger: if there are werewolves, you also have to have other magical and preternatural creatures, right ? Like whiches, sorcerers, deamons, half-demons, vampires...
And what if you take people with loads of money and no new challenges who find out that these other races excist ? You get what they had on Buffy. Quote Elena: "Boring. I slept through half the episodes." But quite so boring when she's the one who gets kidnapped...
Of course, her captureres didn't take in acount her Pack (Clay in particular) and of course, Elena herself, who will not go down without one heck of a fight...
This book is a bit different from the first one. Not so many inner thought from Elena or finding her place in the world. This deals about what you're willing to do to make sure you get out alive... So it's different, but it's still great ! Looking foreward to read number three !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Enjoyable Read, 27 Feb. 2006
Accidently picked this one up to read before the first book in the series Bitten unfortunately, but despite that, throughly enjoyed it, to the point of not being able to put it down in the last half and staying up all night to finish it. Have now ordered the first book and the following ones in the series. The author's website is also a good read for more information about characters and the like. Definitly would recommend it for those who are interested in Werewolf themed novels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 18 July 2005
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In my opinion, 'Stolen' is the best book written by Kelley Armstrong. I personally prefer the first two books in the series because they are written by Ellen, a werewolf. However Armstrong's later works are from the perspectives of witches and ghosts. Although all of her books are worth reading.
This epic is full of adventure and intrigue. Ellen is captured by a group trying to discover the supernatural. Ellen tries to use her intelligence as well as her physical strength to escape imprisonment. She faces trouble throughout her stay and constantly is blocked by obstacles. This is book is full of exciting twists and turns, a very thought provoking tale.
Kelley Armstong creates characters that are instantly 'friends' you like them, sympathize with them and on some level, it is easy to relate to them. This is her greatest success within her writing.
'Stolen' is her second book in the series after 'Bitten' which is also a good read. So far there are 5 books in the series but there is a another one coming out next spring in the perspective of Ellen again, this is going to be a long wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars She's Back!!!, 10 Nov. 2003
Stolen is the second installment from Kelly Armstrong featuring Elena her moden take on the classic werewolf theme.
In this adventure Elena with the help of her pack have to find and distroy evidence that could prove werewolves exsist. Along the way her eyes are opened to the world she is a part of with other gifted indiviuals that share the planet.
A brilliantly written tale of love, hope and pain. Armstrong has weaved a love story with action, drama and a layered plot twister to keep even the most caual reader to want to read on and find just what has happened next.
Any werewolf fan will love this as will anyone interested in wicthcraft or any of the other world yarns. A truly interesting and believable story. Armstrong has shown that it wasn't a one hit wonder she has a gift that must be shared with all that are willing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Sequal, 3 May 2006
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Stolen is the sequal to Bitten.

In this next chapter of the story Elena (a warewolf) is kidnapped by a group of humans hell bent on studying supernatural beings - each member of this group having different reasons for their actions.

Trapped and alone Elena must escape and promises to help at least one other (A young girl named Savannah) to escape.

Her promise is made to a Witch named Ruth who makes Elena promise to get Savannah out and to her daughter Paige.

But they are underground and security is tight.

But the bad guys haven`t counted on Elenas extended family (her Pack) and they haven`t counted on Elena herself.

And so it`s a battle of man against the supernatural.

But who will win?

An amazing book, and a great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable sequel..., 27 Sept. 2008
This is the sequel to Kelly Armstrong's 'Bitten', and 'Stolen' definitely surpasses it's predecessor. While I enjoyed 'Bitten', I found that I was disappointed with Elena's constant whining . Well I am very pleased to say that Elena's voyage of discovery in 'Bitten' has had the wonderful side effect of working nearly all the irritating kinks out of her character. Elena has developed into a far more engaging person and I was most impressed with how she remains her independent self without being as overly fierce and irrational.

The plot is well thought out and very gripping. The reader is introduced to a plethora of new species to keep them occupied.

We follow Elena as she is sent to investigate the sale of evidence that can prove the existence of werewolves. When she arrives, all is not as it appears. She meets Ruth and Paige, witches who inform her that they have in fact lured her there to discuss a collaboration between the various non-human species in wake of a new threat - Scientists have discovered the existence of 'others' and are kidnapping them for their own unwholesome purposes. It's not long before Elena, the only female werewolf, finds herself as the prime target ...

For those of you who have read 'Bitten', I would definitely recommend this book, as I think it is a much better book. I am looking forward to the next in the series 'Dime Store Magic' although I am a little apprehensive as Armstrong is moving away from the werewolves and on to the witches. If the move is as fluid as Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series, 'Dime Store Magic' should add to a very enjoyable series...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elena rules!!!:), 23 Mar. 2004
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This book is just amazing! I was reading it all night, soooo cool! And funny, ooohh, how I laughted I thought I'll wake all house:) Buy it, no doubt! But first, of course, you have to buy Bitten, the first book, if you want to know more about Elena and her past. How come she's werewolf, and the only female werewolf too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than bitten, twice as addictive, 17 May 2012
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So i loved Bitten, no way around that, it was fast paced, interesting and dealt with a variety of situations, not only that but the characters are brilliant. So truly, I had no hesitation in buying 'Stolen', but I must admit I did not expect it to be as good let alone better than Bitten!

In this book Elena is living back with the Pack and taking things a day at a time as far as Clay is concerned. Acting once again as pack enforcer she travels to meet two witches (unbeknownst to Elena at the time) who had advertised information regarding a real werewolf sighting. However she fsoon finds herself in the middle of a much larger situation, and go figure, witches, vampires and demons are real! Not only that but a group of humans are hunting them down to lock away as research subjects... and Elena is on their list.

Anyway, no spoilers, but its a really exiciting read and I couldn't hardly put it down (damn you work.... an 8 hour gap between reading was painful).

Overall: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Pace: 4/5 (there are one or two instances where nothing much happens, but its still kept interesting)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but great !, 22 Aug. 2007
This is the second book written by Kelley Armstrong. The first book (Bitten) featured only werewolves and was really fantastic.

In the second book she makes her world bigger: if there are werewolves, you also have to have other magical and preternatural creatures, right ? Like whiches, sorcerers, deamons, half-demons, vampires...
And what if you take people with loads of money and no new challenges who find out that these other races excist ? You get what they had on Buffy. Quote Elena: "Boring. I slept through half the episodes." But not quite so boring when she's the one who gets kidnapped...

Of course, her captureres didn't take in acount her Pack (Clay in particular) and of course, Elena herself, who will not go down without one heck of a fight...

This book is a bit different from the first one. Not so many inner thought from Elena or finding her place in the world. This deals about what you're willing to do to make sure you get out alive... So it's different, but it's still great !
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