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Stolen Away

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,799 ratings  ·  273 reviews
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 stranglehol
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Walker Childrens (first published December 25th 2011)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Soon after her 17th birthday, Eloise started seeing Faeries everywhere. Unfortunately, that means they can also see through the glamour that’s been hiding her. She is wanted by Lord Strahan, king of Faery, and she has no idea why. A fierce warrior named Lucas shows up claiming that he is pledged to her, which makes him honor-bound to defend her, but Eloise is unsure whether she should trust him or not. Her best friends Jo and Devin are there to help her every step of the way, and even try to sav ...more
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Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to ๑ஜ๑ Jαѕмιиє ๑ஜ๑ by: Stephanie (Bookfever)
<3 I loved this.
I love how Eloise, Jo, & Devin are such great friends. Most book, there'll be two best friends, and either a) The main character starts seeing faeries, vamps, or other fantasy stuff, and then she starts keeping secrets from her BFF, and they get into arguments & start moving apart, then the BFF is hardly in the book. Or b) If the BFF is a guy, he loves the main character, but she loves some other guy, and that separates them. Or something like that. The BFF's aren't usually close
3.5 stars. I can't remember what's going on in that book, nothing so bad and nothing so good, I guess?
All Things Urban Fantasy
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Even though I haven’t been technically a young adult for more than a decade, I read a lot of YA, like 100+ titles a year. To date, I’ve read everything that YA author Alyxandra Harvey has written. With one recent exception, I’m a big fan of her Drake Chronicles series, and I flat out loved her Victorian ghost story, HAUNTING VIOLET. When I heard she was writing a new stand alone about faeries, I jumped at the chance to read it. Unfortunately, STOLEN AWA
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
The beginning was a big turnoff for me, so I was pleasantly surprised that I ended up liking this book. I'm not a big fan of fairy books, but this was not a bad read at all. It was different from your typical Seelie vs. Unseelie books with characters in some way related to King Oberon or Queen Tatiana.

The thing that really kept me from giving this a higher rating was the characters were very grating on my nerves. I think Harvey may have tried a little bit too hard to be clever, and her character
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
You can say what you want about me but I love Alyxandra Harvey novels.

Stolen Away took me back to why I’ve always loved Harvey’s books. I fell in love with the story completely.

It I really liked reading Harvey’s take on the Fey. Which was pretty traditional, I liked the whole aspect of the fey shape shifting into birds. If you’ve read Harvey’s other books you’ll also know that she creates very strong friendships bonds. Which is always refreshing, because Eloise Hart and Jo are a great duo. They’
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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Eloise Hart had no idea that her family was connected to the world of the Faery until she was abducted by Lord Strahan, the king of the Faery, and was used as a hostage to lure his wife, Eloise’s Aunt Antonia out of hiding. Now Eloise and her best friends Jo and Devin must forge alliances with other Fae to recuse Antonia, including Lucas, a boy who has sworn to protect Eloise and Eldric, who may have feeling for Jo

I really enjoyed this book. I didn't love it as much as I did Haunting Violet, but I still found it extremely enjoyable. It was a fun, quick read. The reason that my rating is relatively low even though I loved it so much will be explained. For one, the cover wasn't great. It was okay. For not as pretty as I'd hoped.

No, that's not a typo. This book is actually told from two different girls' P.O.V., thus making them both heroines in tis lo
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I got Stolen Away as a Kindle daily deal – I was so intrigued by the blurb that I had to have it. Eloise Hart is just a normal girl who likes to fly under the radar. One day when she’s at the ice cream parlor with her friends, a strange boy in medieval dress kneels in front of her and tells her that she needs to go with him or “the others” will find her. Of course, Eloise is totally freaks out and leaves. As it turns out, Eloise’s aunt An
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Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved Alyxandra's writing since i read Breath of Frost. Since it was set in victorian times the language was pretty poetic and this novel, the writing was so modern it surprised me! In a good way of course :P! When i read the Summary it looked so intricate that i wondered how the author could cover all that in a standalone novel less than 300 pages! I expected it to be kind of rushed or something but it really totally
SJH (A Dream of Books)
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
It’s official! Alyxandra Harvey can do it all! After having successfully written about the world of vampires and ghosts, she’s now moved onto a new subject, faeries, weaving a captivating story of love and danger amidst the faerie realm. I found myself totally immersed in ‘Stolen Away’ from the moment that Lucas appears on the scene with his sword by his side and kneels at the feet of the main protagonist Eloise. He has vowed to protect her against the danger posed by Lord Strahan, the faerie ki ...more
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

It was just an ordinary day when a young man kneeled down by Eloise's feet and called her "my lady". Suddenly, her life becomes entangled with danger when she's told someone's out to get her and discovers she must resist all temptations in order to stay alive. After being kidnapped by Lord Strahan who wants to lure out her aunt Antonia, the next Queen of Faery, she immerses herself in a magical world where she can't trust anyone or anything... A ch
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Stolen Away is quite a spectacular tale of romance and adventure. It's a wonderfully written book that involves the mystical and entrancing world of the fey, filled with dangerous peril, heart-pounding (possibly forbidden) romance, and epic adventures that await the main protagonist. The fae world is not only enticing, but fascinating as well. Harvey's special care in creating such an amazing world that provides an earthy backdrop for her characters, and the originality of the story she tell ...more
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
First, I'd like to thank NetGalley and Bloomsbury Children's Books for the opportunity to review STOLEN AWAY.

I'm a big fan of THE DRAKE CHRONICLES (I mean, come on, all those sexy vampire boys!) anyway, I digress, so when I heard Alyx Harvey was writing a faery novel I was certainly intrigued. Her creative take on vampires captured me, so I was very excited to see what she would do with faeries. And I was very pleased with the book. To me, it wasn't quite as different as TDC, but it was just as
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Stolen Away was a cute short read! In my opinion it doesn’t come close to some of the other amazing fey novels out there like the Wicked Lovely, Iron Fey, of Wondrous Strange series but it was a good story.

It’s told in two POV’s the main POV is Eloise and honestly I didn’t care for her parts that much. The POV that I liked and that kept me interested was her best friend Jo’s. Jo had me cracking up with her attempts at using British slang and her arguing with a faery the size of a flower. I also
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
One of the things I love best about Alyxandra Harvey’s books is that they always make me laugh out loud. There hasn’t been a book by her that I’ve read that hasn’t made me smile and laugh at some point. Stolen Away is no different. The characters are all very funny and very easy to like. It has action, a cute love story between the characters and lots of humor. It’s a fast read and super entertaining. It has some similarities to her Drake Chronicles series, only with Faeries.

Eloise has no idea
Princess Bookie
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2011
My Thoughts: Stolen Away is told in two different prospectives. First, we have Eloise whom the book is about. Than we have her best friend Jo who falls for the bad guy. A guy who is supposed to be against Eloise.

Eloise has spent her whole life with a glamour hosted on her to protect her from the world of fairy but over time it wears off and now she's likely to being seen.

Her aunt has been the faery queen for many years and her husband is looking for a new wife. Someone in the same family line. H
Jenny  (hades2) (Chocolate Chunky Munkie)
I’m beginning to read more and more books based on the Fae. I have to say I am really getting into these kind of books. Anyway back to Stolen Away, it was a fairly good book and the story was certainly exciting in places. It has certainly made me want to read more books on fairies and also I would like to try more books by this author. I don’t like to write authors off after one book.

One of my concerns was that I was a little confused at times with the dual narrative, I kept getting the two fema
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fae
Stolen Away took me back to why I've always loved Harvey's books. I fell in love with the story completely.

It I really liked reading Harvey's take on the Fey. Which was pretty traditional, I liked the whole aspect of the fey shape shifting into birds. If you've read Harvey's other books you'll also know that she creates very strong friendships bonds. Which is always refreshing, because Eloise Hart and Jo are a great duo. They're strong-brave YA female characters, who always have each other's bac
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Stolen Away is a fantastic faerie adventure with a double shot of romance. Alyxandra Harvey always makes me laugh with her sarcastic humor. Stolen Away is told through Eloise and Jo's POV. These two best girl friends are hilarious, and their romances are an adventure in itself with the two gorgeous fae guys. I love the way Harvey writes. Her stories are a fun adventurer with characters full of personality. I know when I read one of her novels to sit back and enjoy the hilarious fun. She just has ...more
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Originally posted on my blog here.

I enjoy books about the Fey and Fairies quite a bit so was excited to give this one a try. I had attempted to read Alyxandra Harvey's vampire series but ended up quitting after 1.5 (for the same reasons, though the first one was descent enough) of them but wanted to see if this one was such luck.

What I liked about this book is that it tried. There were times where the details almost, almost made it more believable, but then it just annoyed me.

I am
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
It was readable. Didn't really see the point of the switching POV between Jo and Eloise. I feel as if Jo's POV could have been cut out of this entirely.

It's a fast-paced book. I enjoy more dialogue than description, but sometimes this book moves way too fast. It was rushed in places, as if the author wanted it over and done with (I know the feeling). But I shouldn't get that feeling as a READER. Quite often it read: And then this happened. And then this. And then this. (Insert lots of dialogue a
Trisha Wolfe
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Alyxandra Harvey’s writing, her style, her books…especially the Drake Chronicles. I have a copy of Haunting Violet staring at me, and after finishing Stolen Away, I now plan to dive in immediately. Harvey knows how to write young, fresh characters. I always enjoy their dialogue, and Eloise and Jo were super cool and fun. Eloise with her Rockabilly style, and Jo with her quirky love of all things British. I loved that they were best friends yet had different interests and personalities. Ev ...more
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun read with a lot of great faerie lore references that I really enjoyed. It's not as developed as some of Harvey's other novels, sadly, but it really didn't matter all that much in the end, I still enjoyed it very much. I kind of wish she would turn this one into a series, honestly - there is clearly more here and I want to read it! I do feel like, if it wasn't planned to be a series, there should have been more to the novel because it does feel ever so slightly thin.

The thing that
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy
The book cover caught my eye at first and I was intrigued of how neat it looks. So I decided to give it a try for my book report at school. The book was really interesting on how it began. It had a bit of humor in it which caused my to laugh multiple times. I was a bit confused with a few chapters because I was too busy indulged in it to be noticing the POVs. Eloise is timid, quiet, and shy but she also has bravery and courage in her. Jo is the opposite of her. She's fierce, rebellious, and outg ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Only took a few pages to get me hooked. Once I was, I just flew threw the pages. I love Harveys books. I haven't read one that was less than perfect, from her. She is an author to watch.

So Eloise has a pretty simple life. Cool style, good mom, tattoo, and just a normal teen life. Well at least she thought it was normal. Things were going just fine until a guy shows up, makes the crows go away and give her a necklace. Then her mom mentions that something is happening. Then she gets kidnapped by t
Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Stolen away was a quick read. I read all of Alyxandra Harvey’s books and the writing style is always flawless. Just note that this review might be at some points a little bit spoilery.
I have to admit that Stolen Away is the one I liked the least. There was nothing wrong with the book per say I just didn’t get into it as much as I expected to.
I like the two main characters that shares POV (Jo and Eloise) but when Jo and Eris shared the big “I love you” it made me cringe.
The characters are diff
Ms. Yingling
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Eloise always knew that her aunt Antonia had some problems that kept her out of touch for much of the year, but she did not realize that these problems stemmed from the fact that she was married to the Faery king, who is angry with her aunt and kidnaps Eloise to get back at her. Luckily, Eloise has good friends Jo and Devon who are able to help her excape, and there is also the very hot Fae Lucas who is on her side. Strahan does not want to give up his crown after serving for seven years, as tra ...more
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Stolen Away is honestly a very good, very cute book. I think that the only reason it wasn't a huge hit with me is because it feels like it may have been written for a younger YA crowd than I, who is not a young YA anymore. Not even a YA at all. I think it would be a great book for my 16 year old niece. The plot is fun and fast paced, the characters are all cute and distinctive. It honestly just comes down to my age, I think. Haunting Violet was a story that seemed written for an older crowd. Me ...more
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“You were at the party on Friday night, weren't you?" I didn't mentioned I'd followed him into the woods.

He leaned back in his chair, his legs sprawled out. His boots nudged the bottom ruffle of my skirt. "Aye."
Aye? Seriously? Could he be any hotter?
Unless he had been looking for his girlfriend at the party.
Not hot.
"I was supposed to meet my cousin," he elaborated, "but I didn't find her,"
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