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Elena Michaels is a wanted woman. Ten years ago she was transformed into a werewolf by her lover. Her transformation makes her powerful. But in the wrong hands, it also makes her deadly.

And now, just as she's coming to terms with it all, a group of scientists learns of her existence. They're hunting her down, and Elena is about to run straight into their trap. But they hav
Paperback, 467 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Little, Brown Book Group (first published December 24th 2002)
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Kim No it is not necessary to read ll the books in the series. You an read only those that concern Elena and the pack at the forefront if you desire and k…moreNo it is not necessary to read ll the books in the series. You an read only those that concern Elena and the pack at the forefront if you desire and keep up. However several of the series that have Paige and Lucas (Magic/Witch) as the main characters also include Elena, Clay and Jeremy in the plots on the periphery so you might enjoy them as well. I started out with Paige's books and then went on to read Elena's area I then went back andd reread the whole darn series. Enjoy (less)
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Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with my friend V at the MacHalo Freaks!

"...“Another werewolf thing. Like most animals, we spent a large part of our lives engaged in the three Fs of basic survival. Feeding, fighting and... reproduction.” ..."

This was so much fun! Not ha-ha fun, but it was engaging and very intense! The first book was mostly us being introduced to Elena and Clay, her lover and mate, who had turned her into the werewolf she is now. Despite them being comfortable and lovey-dovey at this
Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
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
Woman Reading
3.5 ☆

Stolen is a mostly fast-paced sequel that can nonetheless be read as a standalone. It is written in the first-person POV of Elena Michaels, who had a rough childhood.
I never tell that story. I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it. I refuse to let my past explain my present... I could imagine no fate worse than becoming someone who tells the story of her dysfunctional childhood to every stranger on the bus. If I did well in life, I wanted people to say I did well, not that I did well "all t
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
Briar's Reviews
Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite authors, and not just because she's Canadian! Her Women of the Otherworld series has always and will always knock my socks off!

This novel follows Elena yet again, but as the title suggests - this time she is "Stolen". This book amps up the action, making it equal (if not better) to the original "Bitten" novel. I found this book so strong as a sequel, that it was really hard not picking up the third book immediately after this one! Elena and her pack, as we
Wren (fablesandwren)
WrensReads Review:

So Stolen is the second book of this marvelous series. It is as well written and introduces important characters for the books to come. It also introduces other types of super-human type species.

That's right folks, there aren't just werewolves anymore.

For example,

Half Demons: Father is a demon, Mother is a human. They get superhuman powers from their good ole' dad
Witches: Women with magic
Sorcerers: Men with magic
Shamans: Something about being able to deal with spirits

But, luck
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Kat Kennedy
May 07, 2010 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!
Jan 06, 2009 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
2.5 stars

I read this book to fill the Shifters square of my 2018 Halloween Bingo card.

I just don’t know quite know why this series doesn’t grab me. It had been a year since I’d read the first book and I was actually looking forward to this second installment. The assumptions in Urban Fantasy are always ridiculous to those who don’t like the genre, but this one seemed a bit more ridiculous than most.

Take an ultra-insensitive billionaire, add his secret prison for supernatural creatures, and sha
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Kelley Armstrong
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2009
"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
Erin *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

*2019 re-read*. Still amazed at the incredible characterization, still a bit squigged by the excessive violent tendencies - but, again, incredibly realistic if the subject matter is wolves.

Original review:
"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
Pam Nelson
This series is in my friend challenge for the year, and I have read Bitten 3 times but I didn’t think I had ever read Stolen until I started to read it. Then things just felt so familiar, as events happened I realized I had read this one before and loved it.

Clay is still my favorite, and Elena well she grows on me more in this book. I almost feel like some time has passed since book one, which is good I think. She is more accepting of Clay and her relationship. (That is how I feel anyway.)

We al
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
Steve Naylor
Rating 3.5 stars.

This story is a little departure from the first book in the series Bitten in that this story is not only about werewolves. In this story we are introduced to vampires, shamans, witches and half-demons. All of these beings apparently exist and this is the first time the werewolves learn about their existence. The reason that the werewolves find out that these other creatures exist is something is hunting supernatural creatures.

Elana is kidnapped about 1/5 of the way through the
Jul 09, 2008 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
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
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
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this supernatural novel featuring strong women taking care of business, in nail biting scenarios. So far, I am finding this to be a fun series to read!
alicat ♡➹♡
4.25 stars.

Wow, this book was so much different from the first one - and in a good way. I liked it quite a bit better - I found the story much more riveting and we were introduced to some few great and not so great characters. The bad guy in this is seriously a true sociopath that makes Clay's psychotic tendencies seem vanilla.

Speaking of Clay I loved seeing him and Elena in a crazy yet functional relationship. They seriously have sex in the most random places but it totally reflects their perso
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Quick read! The first few chapters were super interesting, but then things took a super weird turn with the kidnapping and everything? I was not really a fan.
I had forgotten the casual racism in the handling of the supernatural races.
Werewolves are largely white. There are mixed race wolves but its made clear in the books & short stories that's from WOC mothers. As the gene so to speak for werewolves is almost exclusively passed from father to son, this means werewolves originate in Europe.
The closest the author comes to introducing a Black primary race is 'voodoo priest' which is listed as a minor and unpowerful race. As are Druids but it appears mo
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Otherworld series has been sitting on my to-read list for far too long. Thus, there was more than a little bit of excitement when my friend gave me the first book for Christmas. There was even more excitement when she gave me book two for my birthday. Now… well, now I’m annoyed that I have so many other books sitting on my bookshelves, as I really need to grab the rest of the series.

Trust me; I am hooked as can be.

Okay, so the first book wasn’t all that I expected it to be. It was a good rea
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
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
Jen Davis
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
❄️✨ Kat ✨❄️

I took .5 off the rating because there were quite a lot of editing errors in this book, spelling and grammar and the like, but otherwise this is a great read.
The story continues in Elena's perspective; she is caught and placed in an institution with a psycho, Ty Winsloe, who is capturing otherworldly beings to study and try to figure out where their power comes from and how it works. He places them up against each other in a game-like manner where they fight one another and occasionally batt
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a

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  • Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)
  • Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
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