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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,160 ratings  ·  82 reviews
The wily changeling has gotten so deep under my skin that I can’t breathe without feeling her. Her smart mouth is a constant temptation, our salty banter like rough kisses in a darkened room. My thoughts are broken, and I can admit that I’m obsessed. That’s why I’ve been keeping Beth at a distance. I don’t trust myself around her. Not when I can see her wounded soul in her ...more
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Published May 30th 2019
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Beth be gone...

2.5 stars
Same storyline different changeling. I wanted to like it but I found myself bored. I hope the next installment is better.
Melissa H
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This story follows a different couple following the ending of the first four books. You definitely have to read the first four to jump into this one. I wish that there was more build up to their relationship. I felt the author took for granted that we were closely paying attention to this couple in the first part of the series.

I love the build up to a relationship & this did not deliver. I felt the first four books were pretty solid but this went to we traveled the country together/we are attra
Woohoo it's Beth time!

Taken was a nice introduction into Beth and Gareth's relationship. Well, I guess the lack of it. He kind of went ape shit with the whole alpha 'you are my mate' crap. He ignored her throughout books 1-4 even though everyone with eyes can see their chemistry. I wanted him to grovel more than he did and I expect Beth to make him sweat it out even longer.

I'm intrigued to see what's going to happen next for these two. If I could somehow make it through all of Taylor's constant
Jessica {Litnoob}
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh man oh man oh man

Bruh! Ok to be fair I was really hype for these to to be the focus. They were one of my favorite parts of the first half of the series. Beth has been the character closest to my heart and so to see her front and center makes me so happy. On the flip side it also makes me hurt for her for every second of pain she feels. For the self worth that’s broken by this system of hate and ultimately for the heartache she suffers for thinking she’s not enough. She’s the star of the damn
Sage Knightly
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This one was okay. The main characters in this book sound really familiar to the main characters in the last few. Not much to set them apart. Although I do find Beth to be decently selfish and slightly irritating in this book.
Hanna's Book Obsession
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
“This wily female will either be the death of me or show me what it truly means to live”

I have been so excited for Beth and Gareth since “Fae’s Captive” and I was so excited reading that they were mates! There banter is so fun and their connection is undeniable. This one is definitely angsty. Gareth finally finds out that Beth is his mate then she is ripped away. We get to see him fight for her. We get to see Beth challenge her mate and fight for her friends. I love this new adventure we get to
LaTerica Jackson
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok

Honestly disappointing and another cliff hanger. I will give the same review I always give her books. Books are entirely too short and the chapters always start off weird like you missed a paragraph or two. I enjoyed Leander and Taylor’s story better than this one even though it seems to be the same thing
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beth and Gareth met in the previous books, but now the curse is broken so everyone is getting a fated mate.

Kind of like a Maas book 😉

I liked Beth in the other books. She’s strong and sarcastic and a little broken, and she’s that way here.

If you want a short read with your damsels distressed, multiple kidnappings, and fated mates that can’t have sex for reasons of the plot - this may be the book for you.

Also these books are way too short, so it feels like a serial. And they all end with a clif
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Taken by Lily Archer is book 5 in the Fae's Captive Series. This book is the start of Gareth and Beth's story who met in the previous books. You could make this a standalone book, but I do feel you would enjoy this book better if you read the previous books.
Beth is a human who was attracted to Gareth but his is all work and besides he has to wait for his fated mate. But then Beth is taken and Gareth start to realizes that Beth is his one.
This does end to set us up for their continuing story in
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked it. The story of Beth and Gareth is sexy, interesting and full of adventures in wonderful fantasy world. Can't wait for the next book.

As always, the only objection is that the book is too short and ends with a cliffhanger but other than that, totally worthy and very well written.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a flippin' blast to read. Sometimes a firl just wants to have fun and this one sure hit the spot. Snappy, snarky, fast paced and action packed....Oh, and just the right amount of heat. Go get you some, ladies. ;)
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved Beth’s witty banter and her ability to be brave in the face of danger, some would call it a bit reckless but I found it adventurous. And Garenth’s grouchy nature hides a softness he only shows to Beth. I don’t know why I like that about these charcters but I do…..a lot. I think because it reminds me of my husband a bit, he’s grouchy to everyone else but he’s super sweet and nice to me and our kid.

For someone sho has been a slave most of her life, s
Marian Braun
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the previous 3 books about Taylor and Leander, but this story about Gareth and stupid Beth really really annoyed me!!!!!!! I mean I really liked all the characters and the story of slaves and freedom and all the structure of this world, but Beth just ruined it for me. I don't think I have ever been so annoyed about a leading character in a book. I even think that the obsidian witch is more agreeable than Beth. She was such a pervert in the previous books, so devious that she eve ...more
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book I have read from Lily Archer and each one gets better and better. In this book, we find that Gareth's and Beth's story continues when she is snatched from the Queen's ball right under the winter realm's very nose. Gareth goes wild with emotions when he realizes Beth is his mate. The bond snapping into place after the nights celebration. Her smell permeates and draws him towards the terror that she beholds.
Lily Archer has a knack for turning enimes into lovers while buildi
Ericka Gutierrez
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet another great addition to this series. I was really looking forward to getting to know Gareth and Beth more since now the story will focus on this couple now. While you do see a return of the grumpy, rule following Gareth it was nice to see another side to him in this book. I really enjoy how well these stories are written that I can find myself picturing exactly what I am reading and falling in love with both Gareth and Beth. Beth too shows her normal self we have come to know in previous b ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Taken is the fifth installment in the Fae’s Captive serial/series and is the beginning of Beth's and Gareth’s story. I would suggest reading these books in order to know what has happened and to understand more about the Land of Arin and the existing dangers.

It was obvious from the moment that Gareth saved Beth that there was a spark between them. Gareth never would act on his feelings because he was determined to find his mate. When Taylor and Leander were married in the last book, t
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gareth and Beth

I was so looking forward to this book and i wasn't disappointed!!! Just like the 4 previous one is packed with action, adventure, betrayal, intrigue and red hot romance with naughty language. Gareth is high winter fae with a will of steal never deviating from his rigid stance and rules. However, all this changes when he meets Beth, a changeling. The attraction for her is constant and her mouthy personality and sharp wits enchant him. Unwavering on his resolve to keep away from her
Lynn's books
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
No Beth thanks

I like this series but I have never really cared for Beth's character. I know she was written to be a rude, crude, smart mouth witch but I don't like her for all those reasons. I love Gareth and I know he was written to like her "sas" which is a pretty light term for it but I don't. I would have thought that the mating bond being so sacred would have tamed her intense crass but it meant nothing to her. I was hoping that I only had to read one book on their mating to get to the rest
Donyae Coles
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
It was a quick light read. Was actually unsure if I would continue with the series after this book because it wasn't really that great. Just ok.

Was absolutely the right choice to wait until all of the series was released to read this next arc. There isn't enough story here to justify multiple books in my opinion. To be fair though, if they were serialized in a magazine I probably wouldn't be this critical of it. If it wasn't in KU, I wouldn't have dropped the cash on it. Wait till the collected
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Much like the first “books” but with different scenery. Gareth loses his unique character voice when he discovers his mate and becomes almost indistinguishable from Leander. I wish that hadn’t happened because I like Gareth. Beth is her own unique character and I enjoy her even more now that she’s out of Taylor’s shadow.
These “books” are really just inexpensive chapter blocks. The entirety of the story is not contained under one title alone so beware of that. However I feel it’s entirely worth
Anjedah / bookriot_awesomeyou

This is story about Beth the changeling and gareth a higher fae. Beth who was captured by capture phelineas but in reality he was a real chater there lot of action happening in this book . Luckily our hero free our heroine but to only walk in dealiethst part of land the mines to beths frnd Caroline . But what happen when in long term you don't know who Beth is because in mines or slave trade there are lot of faces .
Come to an adventour of our new favourite couple of this series.
Elisa Doll
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
DNF the serial past here

I read this through KU. I liked the 1st 4 parts well enough (hate the serial format). But I just can't with this one. It was a slog fest for the 1st half and a series of frustration for the 2nd half as Gareth can't seem to have a reasonable thought or action-- to the point that the Gareth of this part bares almost no resemblance to the Gareth of the 1st 4 parts, but in all the worst ways. The only reason I finished reading this part was because of Beth. She was written mu
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story literally hits the ground running!

Trouble literally follows Beth everywhere she goes and Gareth will follow her to the depths of the Spires to save her.

What’s more that gets revealed is the treatment of the changelings and lesser Fae. While Beth is well accused to the ways of slavery, Gareth gets the eye opening experience. It’s heart breaking and I know by the end of the story the Winter Realm will be taking a stand to change the old ways. But first we have to find Beth..
Alicia LaFontaine
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing a good way

Unrelenting action. When I started this book, I worried I wouldn't like it as much with the story no longer centered on Taylor and Leander, but I was quickly sucked into the angst of wanting Gareth and Beth to find their happiness together. Then, the story just keeps going, pulling them apart and putting every obstacle in their way. Obviously, at five books into this series in just a couple days, I can't stop now.
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great series, kept me interested until the ending...

4 stars was given because of the ending. The book stopped right in the middle of the story, just like the books before this one. Each couple should have had their own book. Other than that, I can't wait for next book and I hope you can do something about that ending.
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
MUTHAF$%&! cliffhangers and yes my heart is in my stomach right now. I am praying to the book gods right now that everything turns out well in book six. Beth and Gareth deserve so much more and everyone in the summer realm deserves to die.

Please please please let book six be kinder to both of them.

Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

What a tease. Gareth just got back with Beth and he finally lets his feelings show for her. Things should be better but they are in a tough situation since Beth chose to find her friend. This ends with a huge cliffhanger.

This is Beth's story and it will be interesting to see how it wraps up with Taylor's part of the series.
Nate Brightman
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Not sure why I'm doing a review of this book since really you need to read the entire set focused on this couple to do a proper review. I think taken as a whole the series is pretty well written. Plenty of action, intrigue and erotic. The problem is each of the books in this series are only about 100 pages long and are all cliff hangers until you get to the final book on each couple.
Lori L Snickles
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really like the characters of Beth and Gareth and was so looking forward to this book. All the different plots in this book, however, came and went very quickly. But, that does not prevent me from wanting the next installment NOW. This was a very quick read.
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When I began writing Taylor and Leander's story, I had NO idea it would capture so many of your hearts and imaginations. Thank you for loving them as much as I do. You are making my dreams come true.

Lily Archer believes in fairies, mermaids, and fierce fae warriors. Armed with nothing more than her imagination and a well-worn MacBook, she intends to slay the darkest beasts of the fantasy worlds an

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