I am really into Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series – Her Otherworld universe just keeps getting more fascinating as new characters are...more
I am really into Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series – Her Otherworld universe just keeps getting more fascinating as new characters are introduced.
Stolen is the 2nd book in this series and continues with Elena Michaels, the only female werewolf from book 1 as the main protagonist.
The Pack is warned by Ruth, a witch and Paige, her apprentice that they and all the supernatural species are in grave danger. A secret group has been targeting and kidnapping super naturals to study and experiment on them.
As the Pack begins their investigation, Elena & Ruth are captured and taken to a secret laboratory, where other super naturals are being tortured and dissected by an evil cabal led by Ty Winsloe, a psycho billionaire and some really wacky humans – Dr Matasumi, the idiotic & crazy scientist, Colonel Tucker, the really heavy, beyond psychotic security guy and his killer dogs, Sondra Bauer, the “friendly and welcoming” admin person – another weirdo and psycho-mad human in the place….a poor little rich girl who sounds bi-polar most of the time – and shame, things do not end well for this girl……turns out she’s not too bright in the head – did she really believe that she could be taken seriously if she became someone else?????????…… and then there’s the only “sane” and somewhat kind Dr Carmichael (who I must tell you, comes to a very bad and gory end…..).
And then, there are the SUPERNATURALS!!!! Forget the werewolves……I am so much more into these fabulous, enthralling, interesting and captivating vampires, witches, shamans, half-demons, necromancers, ghosts….ooh …love them – Savannah, the young witch being trained secretly by Ruth, Xavier the double crossing vampire, Leah, who is a half-demon and double-crosser (what else can we expect from demons????),
Most of this book focuses on Elena’s captivity and what goes on in the facility – some gory and scary things….like Ty Winsloe’s human hunting safaris in the surrounding forest. This guy is so radical…….the scene just before he gets his just desserts is totally unbelievable……..are there such human beings out there like this I wondered. What amazed me was the way the plots and characters are written that makes it to real and believable when you are turning page after page, totally engrossed in this fantasy world.
I am a bit undecided about Elena – I like her and then I don’t like her. It’s the same with Clay. I haven’t connected with the werewolves totally yet. Don’t get me wrong….there are moments….and I hope we get a bit more out of Jeremy….what’s in his head, what is he feeling, thinking.
Good writing and character development and my interested never wavered and kept me reading and reading.
And ooh………can’t wait for Paige & Savannah’s story next. (less)
Talk about a rollercoaster ride!!!! This is the first book I have read by Kresley Cole and I liked, well loved A Hunger Like No Other.!!!! I like her...moreTalk about a rollercoaster ride!!!! This is the first book I have read by Kresley Cole and I liked, well loved A Hunger Like No Other.!!!! I like her writing style a lot – fresh, easy to read, words just flowing from page to page. Love scenes are hot, hot!!!! This is the story of Lachlain, the Lykean King, who finally finds his true life mate - Emmaline, a half-vampire/valkyrie. The Prologue is absolutely amazing…..heart-stopping suspense. Lachlain escaping from the Paris catacombs where he has been held prisoner for hundreds of years by an evil Vampire makes you want to continue reading until you get to the last page….where you sigh wishing there were more pages.. Emmaline is the coolest vampire/valkyrie ever….love her style and look…..a sexy, sassy, hip and beyond gorgeous…..she’s my favorite female vampire right now!!!!! Sorry Bella!!!!!!!. How can Lachlain ever think he will be able to overcome his desire for her!!!!! No chance. He’s hooked!!! Great plot filled with many twists and turns, loads of incredible characters (believe me there are a lot of them in this book )whose interaction between each other is really quite amazing ….the sexual built-up between the H/H is scorching hot…..you think…finally they are going to do it!!...and POW!!!!…no not this time!!!!! A world filled with vampires, demons, valkyries, witches, demons, ghouls, and many others. There’s romance, action, suspense and wit that you can’t wait to turn the next page to find out what happens next. Some of the dialogue had me shrieking with laughter…..check it out…... Emma – “How old?” Lachlain – Roughly twelve hundred years.” She gasped. “Do you know what “robbing the cradle” means? I am almost seventy one. This skeeves me out!”
"Hey, Lucia," Regin called out, not even bothering to mute the phone. "Pay up, suckah, Emma got dental with some dude—"
"You can have him, kitties," she hissed for their ears only.
Christ, he couldn't do this. "How do you drink?" She mumbled, "Liquid goes into my mouth, whereby I swallow it."
Is your blouse Azzedine Alaia?" the girl showing them to their table asked Emma. She answered, "No, you could say it's very authentic vintage."
"Lachlain, have you ever heard of a Wal-Mart? No? Something like that is probably on top of your castle right now."
Was she becoming this Lykae's Patty Hearst?
"I am Lachlain. Who are you?" "I'm the foster mother who's going to annihilate you if you don't send her home right now.
Bowe raised his eyebrows, demonstrating the most emotion Lachlain had seen from him since his mate had left him. "A vampire queen? Fate must hate you." More examination while Lachlain scowled. "Her ears are pointed?"
If you want a funny, sexy, steamy, hot paranormal romance, then go and get the book right now!!!! I promise you will enjoy the ride!!!!! I finished reading this book in two days….and immediately tried to get the next in the series……unlucky me ….haven’t managed to find a copy…but will keep on trying…..cause I am now a KC fan and want to read the whole series. (less)