Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Title: Stolen Away
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Imprint: Walker Books for Young Readers
Publication: January 17, 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Source: via Netgalley
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Synopsis: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.

Review: When I began this book, it took me a brief moment to realize that it was being told from different perspectives, afterwards I felt that it could have just been told from one. Eloise and Jo are interesting characters but it felt like something was missing in the story, the most memorable parts of the book are the least written about....the romance. It would have been nice to see the relationship between Logan and Eloise in more detail, but the one that got all the action was miss Jo and her love at first kiss with dark, brooding Eldric, now that's a story that I would love to know what happens next(Wowza!!).That said it was too much, too soon for those two....why because not five or more minutes after Jo meets Eldric she is kissing him like their lips should be super glued for eternity(That's some serious lip locking).The pace was too fast and the change in narrative speakers caused the plot to not flow smoothly to me. Now, I did like the concept of the story, the book as a whole was okay.Lastly, this book has all the pieces, it just doesn't seem that they all blended very well. 


1 comment:

  1. This sounds quite good. I'm always of fan of the fantasy books. I will definitely pick this up.


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