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Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey
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I’m sad to have to write this review. I’ve read The Drake Chronicles and I loved each one of them. I enjoyed Haunting Violet as well.

However, Stolen Away did nothing for me. I finished the book but it was painful.

I found the different points of view confusing and unnecessary. The book is bogged down with too much detail and bickering. I could not keep the secondary characters straight – they weren’t fleshed out.

Eloise was kept in the dark, kind of ridiculous considering what’s at stake. Her mother and aunt felt they knew best and ended up putting her and her friends in danger.

The mystery surrounding Aunt Antonia was revealed too soon, anti-climactic at best.

Stolen Away is VERY repetitive. A similar situation happens to the characters a few times. It became absurd, the characters fell into the same trap over and over.

Alyxandra Harvey dealt with bullying in the book, that I commend. It’s a tough issue and she handled it well.

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