29 December 2011

Book Review: Stolen Away

Stolen Away by Alexandra Harvey

Format: Paperback ARC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publishes: 5th January 2012
Pages: 277
Main Characters: Eloise, Jo, Lucas and Eldric
Date Started: 21st December 2011
Date Finished: 26th December 2011
Rating Given: ***

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.

After only reading the first Drake Chronicles and loving it I just had to read more from Alyxandra Harvey which is how I found out about this book.

I was a bit disappointed in this book as it wasn't as good as the other book that I read but in parts it was just as good.

I loved the fight scene's they really had me wondering what was going to happen to all of them. They was written really well as I could really could picture what was happening which I find a good thing in books you just have to picture what is going on otherwise it wouldn't be a well written book.

The parts that I didn't like where mainly the Eloise chapters as I couldn't find myself warming to her and I didn't really care what happened to her. Some of her traits was good as she was a fighter for she never gave up on anything. I would have liked to learn more about Eloise as I felt we didn't know everything about her.

Eloise's and Lucas's relationship was a strange one as I didn't get it I think more could have been written about them.

I preferred Jo out of the two female leads as she was stronger but what I didn't get about her was the way she was with boys as she was far too obsessed.

Jo's relationship with Eldric was better but again I would have liked more.

Jo and Eloise's friendship was the best thing about the book as you could tell they really cared and loved each other and I loved Devlin's friendship with both the girls as well he was a great character.

I actually thought this was a part of the series but so far I don't think it is I think it's a stand alone book. It did tie up most of the loose ends but maybe a few more could have been answered. Maybe if it was a series then we might have gotten to know and love the characters more than what I did.

Overall I thought it was a good book but because I was expecting more I was left disappointed.

Thanks to Emma Bradshaw over at Bloomsbury for giving me that chance to review this book.


  1. That's too bad you didn't care for it. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is intriguing. Always disappointing when the book doesn't live up to those things.

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  2. I love the cover as well and was another reason why I wanted to read the book