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Stolen (Otherworld #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  34,704 Ratings  ·  1,283 Reviews
When a young witch tells Elena that a group of humans are kidnapping supernaturals, Elena ignores the warning. After all, everyone knows there’s no such thing as witches. As for the thought of other ‘supernaturals’, well, she’d just rather not dwell on the possibility. Soon, however, she’s confronted with the truth about her world, when she’s kidnapped and thrown into a ce ...more
Paperback, 532 pages
Published April 22nd 2004 by Orbit (first published December 24th 2002)
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Sep 15, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thoroughly entranced by Bitten and could not wait to devour Stolen. While I was initially hoping for more of the same, i.e., Clay, Elena and The Pack, I knew that the Were world would not be the main focus of this story. I have to admit, at first I was a bit put out. Who cares about witches, demons, vamps and the lot? I want to run, and hunt and drool over Clay! Regardless of my hopes, I sat down with Stolen and attempted to put my pre-conceived notions aside, after all, Kelley Armstrong h ...more
Erin (Paperbackstash) *Proud Book Hoarder*

“A guitar twanged from the far-off radio. Country music. Damn. They'd resorted to torture already.”

Even better than the original because it puts characters I'm already into in a complicated and intense situation.

The psychology and horrors that went on behind the doors was fascinating. You'd imagine horrors if kidnapped by these men, especially with the troubling prologue, but as Elena and the readers find, it's way more layered than just being kept in a cage and experimented on. Not only does
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Stolen was nothing like I expected. Well, I wasn't sure what to expect, actually. Ms. Armstrong expanded the world she created in Bitten, to encompass other paranormal beings, adding witches, sorcerers, demons, and vampires to the mix. I liked how it was very much in the mode of realistic and everyday. The origins of these beings are not clearly stated, but speculated on. She doesn't ascribe good or bad characteristics to them overall, other than the sorcerers tendency to be more on the bad side ...more
This is the seventh girl-werewolf book I've read in the last seven days. I swear I didn't plan this, I just have no sense of self-preservation when it comes to books. I think I'll need werewolf detox after this, although I'm not sure what would do it. Someone's autobiographical account of the summer they spent in Ireland, learning to love the peace and quiet.

Here's what I love about Elena; she's an unreliable narrator, and a sociopath. She doesn't know she's a sociopath. She talks about how, unl
Nov 21, 2010 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Not what I expected, which is good as I thought I would not like this book much. I did like it more than the first installment in this series though. Still, I need more. Something was just missing, but the series is really good, definitely worth to read.

In Stolen we get to read about Elena again, the heroine from book 1. Elena is a werewolf, and the only female werewolf that has ever existed. In book 1 we see how she struggles to understand her wolf and accept it. It took her a while but she did
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jan 11, 2009 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Keri Arthur
A wonderful, wonderful sequel to Bitten.

Elena is investigating someone selling info about werewolves but finds her contacts to be a pair of witches instead, wanting to warn her about a secretive organisation who are abducting creatures of the otherworld: witches, shamans, half-demons, who want a vampire - and a werewolf.

After dealing with her incredulity (for some reason, despite being a werewolf herself, she never considered the possibility that there'd be other supernatural races around), she
Kat Kennedy
May 10, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've just finished Stolen which is the sequel to Bitten.

As you can expect with Bitten, the writing was the same quality. The old characters that we love (the ones that appeared in this novel) were great.

The storyline was intense and gripping.

I got frustrated with the "Stolen" part of the story and wished that there'd been just a little more Clay sneaked in.

Other than that, if you liked the first then you'll like this book!
Sep 12, 2009 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Kelley Armstrong
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
"Stolen" is a sequel to "Bitten" and book #2 in Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld" series. As Armstrong herself have said, "Bitten" was meant to be a stand alone book while "Stolen" was written as a part of the series; the difference between two books is apparent.

Like "Bitten," "Stolen" is written from Elena's POV. But we are quickly taken beyond Elena's werewolf setting as she is suddenly introduced to a completely foreign and new to her world of supernaturals - witches, vampires, shamans, h

"Stolen" continues the story of Elena Michaels, a young woman turned werewolf, where the book, "Bitten" left off. The relationships between Elena and her pack, especially Clay are just as real and engaging as in the former book. Ms. Armstrong shows an amazing gift in painting life as it would be as a half human/half werewolf with incredible depth and understanding. The downside in this book is the inordinate amount and graphic nature of the violence. It's not the generic "they killed the
This is a really hard one to review. I think my opinion was skewed because of unmet expectations. I think if I gone into this book cold I would have enjoyed it a lot more. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, but my opinion teeter-tottered throughout it. I finally decided on a four star grade because the end did pick up and once I was able to put aside my reasons for reading it immediately after Bitten I got caught up in it. I'd say that Bitten is a high four star while this one is a low four st ...more
Apr 03, 2012 Suzan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance and Werewolf fans
I love this book as it's pivotal in expanding Kelley's Otherworld. Elena narrates again and I love all the little nuances and themes in it, how everything serves to build her character and history. For example when she gives her reasons for not usually telling Clay she misses him or never saying she loves him outside of the bedroom cause she see's it as giving him too much power to hurt her like others have done. she knows it's stupid and says so herself but it's something she still has to overc ...more
Jul 10, 2008 danny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as the first book, but still worth reading. I think forming a series out of it somewhat lessons the impact of the story. One of my favorate things about the first book was that it said that there were only a handful of werewolves in the world. There are so many supernatural stories that imply that there are hundreds or thousands of Vampires or werewolves or whatever, so much that they have their own complex societies. But to propose that there were only a few werewolves denounc ...more
I first started reading this ebook in October/November 2011 but I put it aside around the 40% mark because it wasn't holding my interest at the time. As part of a pick-it-for me challenge, I picked the title back up via audiobook and finished it.

Stolen is the second installment in author Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld Series. When I read the first book Bitten, I fell in love with Elena's conflict between living with the pack versus as a human. This along with her and Clayton's histo
Jane Stewart
Not engaging, and I was annoyed with stupidity at the end.

Each time I put the book down, I was not eager to get back to it. It was more like an assignment - to finish it.

The first book in the series “Bitten” was very good. It was mostly about the relationship between Elena and Clay and another. “Stolen” is the sequel. There is no relationship development. Elena and Clay are already a thing with no changes in this book. Other characters and their relationships and interactions were not special en

These books are hard for me to rate.

I really like Armstrong’s writing. I like how she finds room for the little things that help the reader understand the nature of her characters. It was something that I appreciated in the previous book and it’s in this one as well. I liked how she worked with the suspense in Bitten but I liked even more what she did with Stolen. For the most part of the book, Elena is imprisoned by a group of people that kidnap preternatural creatures in order to study them.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

I know I have probably said his before but... thank goodness for #rollbackweek! This month I decided to continue my journey into Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and read book two Stolen. If you have read my review of the first book Bitten than you know I was already enjoying this series; however, Stolen blew the first book out of the water. It's no exaggeration to say that I LOVED this book.

Stolen, much like the first book, is action packed and fast paced, but more than that A
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Stolen is one of my very favorite installments in Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. It features feisty werewolf Elena as the narrator, but it opens the door to the rich world of other supernatural characters that will be the hallmark of the series.

As our story begins, Elena is going to meet someone who claims to have proof that werewolves exist. It turns out that the offer is really a ruse for a pair of witches to get in the same room with her. They want to warn her about a project that is c
Nichole (Dirrty H)
4.5 stars

The problem with writing a book in the first person is that the reader only gets to know what the main character knows. Therefore, if you want your reader to know something, the narrator either has to know it, or find out during the course of the book.
When your book is based entirely upon the premise of that main character being held captive and isolated, this can be a problem. Elena has been kidnapped, but Armstrong apparently felt that the reader needed to know where and why she was b
4.5 stars

I've never hated a villain so much as Tyrone Winsloe ... and he was not the kind of evil that will destroy the world and stuff like that ... no he was simply a sick spoiled rich pervy bastard... whatever that means. And really, I enjoyed the end of the book so much ... those scenes ... Oak Tree + Elena + Winsloe hanging from her hands ... it was perfect. He just wants to have fun hunting and experimenting with the lives of others just because he can ... he's an asshole that believes he
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
Since reading The Most Dangerous Game in middle school (high school?), I've, and I'm sure you've, come across six or ten other variations of it--movies, tv shows, books, etc. This one is probably my favorite.

That said, The Most Dangerous Game and any variation of it cannot help but be seriously creepy.

What makes Armstrong's version better than the others is that it combines scientific (paranormal) research with the standard hunting of sentient beings. Also, Stolen takes that hunting to the next
Mar 17, 2011 Nancy rated it it was ok
A book where the main character is held captive for most of the book just isn't my cup of tea. The start had promise and I liked meeting the other supernaturals but as soon as she was captured I was bored. A lot happened during her time locked up but I just didn't care enough about the other characters to be interested.
I know lots of people love this series but I've read two books in the series now and they both bored me. I'm going to try the next book because I was told to hang in there but i
Under the Covers Book Blog

I know I have probably said his before but... thank goodness for #rollbackweek! This month I decided to continue my journey into Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and read book two Stolen. If you have read my review of the first book Bitten than you know I was already enjoying this series; however, Stolen blew the first book out of the water. It's no exaggeration to say that I LOVED this book.

Stolen, much like the first book, is action packed and fast paced, but more than that A

Stolen By Kelly Armstrong Review

Kelly Armstrong never fails to entertain me; no matter what she is writing about or what age group she is writing for I am always amazed by her writing ability. Especially the way she builds her world, I can always easily picture exactly what is happening through her descriptions and the way she write her dialogue between characters shows the connections between them. Nothing is faked or forced, the relationship are smooth as silk when it comes to the bantering an
Jul 03, 2013 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
What a great book, still didn't like reading about Elena being held captive, but still a great book, must reread more!

*First Read January 1st 2011*
Loved this book, great second book, I knew what was going to happen, and I wanted to stop it, but it happened, and then the book was a whole lot better, and I finished it rather quickly (I got most of this series at 1 go at the library, along with a series that had about 8 books, at one time, the librarians looked at me strangely :) )
Stolen is exactly what the first sequel to a really good Urban Fantasy novel should be. If you want to introduce a whole bunch of supernatural races into your world even though the first book only had werewolves, just DO IT! And in Stolen, Kelley Armstrong does just that...we get to meet at least 5 new kinds of supernatural being.

I cannot do this justice with a review, so I will just say that I love it and will keep reading this series!
Niki Hawkes
Feb 19, 2015 Niki Hawkes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely devoured Bitten, the first book in the series (I’d been trying out different urban fantasies over the last several months and Bitten was easily one of my favorites). Then someone mentioned that it had been adapted for a show in Canada and, even better, that it was on Netflix. Flash forward two days (because I binge watched it) and I was completely hooked! I knew I loved the author’s writing, the characters, the story, and the show, so you’d better believe I scrambled to get ahold of ...more
I read Bitten a LONG time ago and really enjoyed it. But, at the time, I didn't realize that the author had created a series so I just kind of forgot about it. Then, I saw Stolen at the bookstore and couldn't wait to read more about Clay, Elena and the pack.

To be honest, I wanted to like Stolen more than I did. Without Clay and Elena's relationship it probably would have been a DNF. They saved it for me and kept it at 3/5 stars. Elena is tough, resilient, independent and resourceful. She has a
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Apr 28, 2012 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

This book is one of the most important installments of this series in my opinion. Kelley Armstrong's world grows by tenfold with the introduction of the various preternatural characters that'll make up the Women of the Otherworld universe. Most of these werewolves, witches, demons and sorcerers get their own books or at the very least, make appearances throughout this series. Elena, my favorite female werewolf, is once again front-and-center as the narrator of this tale a
Stolen is the second book in the Women of the Otherworld series.
While Bitten laid the foundation of Armstrong’s world, it did seem pretty stand-alone. It is Stolen that seems like the first book in a series. We expand from only werewolves to a whole new world with more supernaturals added – witches, shamans, half-demons, vampires and I’m sure more to come.

Stolen is narrated by Elena again. It beings with Elena investigating someone selling information about werewolves, only to have her view of
Jun 25, 2011 Shdnx rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bitten fans who desperately want more
I have enjoyed the book, although it's not nearly as good as Bitten, the first book of the series was. It clearly set up a world for a series - a pretty unoriginal world, to be fair, with nothing too fancy: demons, witches, vampires and of course, the werewolves. However, it is a more realistic world in a sense that all these supernatural "races" are rare and also that none of them is demigod-powerful (as opposed to the creatures of the Mercedes Thompson series, for instance).

The story is decent
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Other Books in the Series

Otherworld (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Bitten (Otherworld #1)
  • Dime Store Magic (Otherworld, #3)
  • Industrial Magic (Otherworld, #4)
  • Haunted (Otherworld, #5)
  • Broken (Otherworld, #6)
  • No Humans Involved (Otherworld, #7)
  • Personal Demon (Otherworld, #8)
  • Living with the Dead (Otherworld, #9)
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