Monday, December 15, 2008

Book Review: Stolen, by Kelley Armstrong

Title Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, Book 2)
Kelley Armstrong
Rating ***1/2
Tags paranormal, suspense, werewolves, witches

Second in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, and the second told from the point of view of the werewolf, Elena. She is part of a werewolf pack, and in the first book they dealt with psychotic werewolves not of the Pack. In this one, Elena and her pack, including her mate Clay and her mentor, Jeremy, find out about the existence of other supernatural creatures and are invited to join a council of them. They meet two witches, Ruth and Paige Winterbourne, a half-demon, a vampire, and more. Elena and Ruth get kidnapped by a human psychopath and his followers who know who they are and want to study them to try and gain their powers. Ruth begins teaching a young witch, Savannah, also in custody, whose mother, Eve, had been killed by the group as being too hard to control.

An exciting read, with lots of action and lots of good characters. The werewolves are a little off-putting as they are quite disdainful of humans, mostly tolerating them when they have to but willing to do what it takes to protect themselves, without remorse. Recommended.

Publication Plume (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Publication date 2004
ISBN 0452285933 / 9780452285934

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