Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: Paperback
Pages: 277
Published: 5th Jan 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury PLC
Source: Publisher for Review*
Genre: YA Paranormal. Fairies
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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

Eloise doesn't know that Fae exist. Not until the handsome Lucas appears and wants to take her away. However, Eloise doesn't believe him and soon she finds herself being kidnapped by Strahan, King of Faery. He uses her to entice his wife; Eloise's aunt Antonia, to return to the rath. Soon Eloise is wrapped up in the faery world, fightening for survival and with the help of her best friends, they set out to save the faery world.

There is no denying that Alyxandra Harvey is a fantastic writter. She manages to blend just the right amount of adventure, danger, romance and humour into her books. And even though I adore her work usually. I didn't enjoy this as much as her other books. Quite simply because I am not a big fan of Faeries.

Stolen Away is told from two POV's Eloise and her best friend Jo. Both have very different voices and very different personalities. Eloise comes across as the serious one. Tough on the outside but deep down she isn't. Jo is a big flirt. I loved it. She is fun and very witty. Together they balance each other out and make the story really easily to follow. Through into the mix the third best friend, Dev. He is a big geek its adorable! He is lovely and really cares for the girls.

The story never slows. It's action packed from the start which will draw you into the book and not be able to put the book down. Especially when Jo meets Eldric, WOW. The chemistry between the two of them is probably what made me keep reading. To find out what was going to happen between them.

As I mention above I am not a faery lover. I never have been and don't think I will. I enjoyed the book. But I just didn't love it. I have read a few Fae books and yes, I have enjoyed them but not loved. I'm more of a vampire girl! So usually I wouldn't be in rush to read a faery book, but its Alyxandra Harvey! She is one of my favourite authors and I will read anything that she write :)

If you love faeries, then I know you are going to love this book. It's fun, sassy, smart and full of adventure. And the ending, oh lordy! It a perfect ending but set up nicely that there could be a book 2 (let's hope there is).

Alyxandra Harvey fan, go preorder your copy now!!!!!!

Rate: 4/5


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