Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #2)

April 17, 2012 Challenges, Review 8 ★★★★

Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #2)Release Date: September 28, 2002
Title: Stolen
Series: Women of the Otherworld #2
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 576
Publisher: Plume Books
Source: Owned
Available: Barnes and Noble
From the Publisher: 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 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.
4 Stars

It’s fascinating to go back to the beginning and see everyone. In this book, Savannah was 12. In the most recent book, she was 21!

In the first book, we were only introduced to werewolves. But in this book, we – and the werewolves – are introduced to the other supernatural races. There are witches, necromancers, shamans, and sorcerers. And probably a few others I forgot to mention. This is the book that really begins building this world that I love so much. This is the book that truly begins the series.

The next books will be told from Paige’s perspective, and then others will take over. Armstrong does a truly amazing job of blending all of these characters together to tell a cohesive story that spans a decade.

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8 Responses to “Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #2)”

  1. Nicole

    I’m with you on having Paige and Savannah as favorite characters… but I much prefer seeing them in a better light than you do in Stolen! Still, I agree with you that it’s neat to see how much they change from this book to the more recent ones. Part of that, I think, is seeing them from their own POV rather than someone else’s.

    • Mandi Kaye

      I don’t see them negatively in this book- it’s just compared to Elena in this book, they are young and lack the maturity that a few years of growth will give them.

      I do think you’re right about the POV though.

  2. Moonlight Gleam

    I’d like to thank you for taking part in the series challenge! I really appreciate it! I completely agree with Savannah being a favorite!!! I cannot wait to see how she turns out in the final novel AHH!

    • Mandi Kaye

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you’re doing it- it’s a great excuse to reread the whole series!

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