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Stolen (Women of the Otherworld #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  38,175 Ratings  ·  1,418 Reviews
"A taut, sensual thriller that grips from the first page. Elena Michales is at once sublime and sympathetic, a modern heroine who shows that real women bite back." -Karin Slaughter, The New York Times

Elena Michaels is back-and she has company. Lending a mission of vampires, demons, shamans, and witches, Elena is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone W
Paperback, 551 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Plume (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…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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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
 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
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
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
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!
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Kelley Armstrong
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
"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

"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 would be as a half human/half werewolf with incredible depth and understanding. The downside in this book is the inordinate amount and graphic nature of the violence. It's not the generic "they killed the
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
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
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

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.
I first started reading this ebook in October/November 2011 but I put it aside around the 40% mark because it wasn't holding my interest at the time. As part of a pick-it-for me challenge, I picked the title back up via audiobook and finished it.

Stolen is the second installment in author Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld Series. When I read the first book Bitten, I fell in love with Elena's conflict between living with the pack versus as a human. This along with her and Clayton's histo
Jane Stewart
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
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

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
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

I know I have probably said his before but... thank goodness for #rollbackweek! This month I decided to continue my journey into Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and read book two Stolen. If you have read my review of the first book Bitten than you know I was already enjoying this series; however, Stolen blew the first book out of the water. It's no exaggeration to say that I LOVED this book.

Stolen, much like the first book, is action packed and fast paced, but more than that A
Nichole (DirrtyH)
4.5 stars

The problem with writing a book in the first person is that the reader only gets to know what the main character knows. Therefore, if you want your reader to know something, the narrator either has to know it, or find out during the course of the book.
When your book is based entirely upon the premise of that main character being held captive and isolated, this can be a problem. Elena has been kidnapped, but Armstrong apparently felt that the reader needed to know where and why she was b
Katie Michaels
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
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
4.5 stars

I've never hated a villain so much as Tyrone Winsloe ... and he was not the kind of evil that will destroy the world and stuff like that ... no he was simply a sick spoiled rich pervy bastard... whatever that means. And really, I enjoyed the end of the book so much ... those scenes ... Oak Tree + Elena + Winsloe hanging from her hands ... it was perfect. He just wants to have fun hunting and experimenting with the lives of others just because he can ... he's an asshole that believes he
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A book where the main character is held captive for most of the book just isn't my cup of tea. The start had promise and I liked meeting the other supernaturals but as soon as she was captured I was bored. A lot happened during her time locked up but I just didn't care enough about the other characters to be interested.
I know lots of people love this series but I've read two books in the series now and they both bored me. I'm going to try the next book because I was told to hang in there but i
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
What a great book, still didn't like reading about Elena being held captive, but still a great book, must reread more!

*First Read January 1st 2011*
Loved this book, great second book, I knew what was going to happen, and I wanted to stop it, but it happened, and then the book was a whole lot better, and I finished it rather quickly (I got most of this series at 1 go at the library, along with a series that had about 8 books, at one time, the librarians looked at me strangely :) )
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the first one, but I don't like it enough to continue on in the series.
Sandy S
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
STOLEN by Kelley Armstrong (SPOILERS)

STOLEN is the second book in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. Elena Michaels, the only known female werewolf in existence, wants to lead a normal life with her mate and family, but a group of ‘researchers’ and the billionaire who heads the institute, have other plans for Elena and the world of supernatural beings.

Following a lead on a story about werewolf sightings, Elena is introduced to Paige and Ruth Winterbourne, mother and daughter witc
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

This book is one of the most important installments of this series in my opinion. Kelley Armstrong's world grows by tenfold with the introduction of the various preternatural characters that'll make up the Women of the Otherworld universe. Most of these werewolves, witches, demons and sorcerers get their own books or at the very least, make appearances throughout this series. Elena, my favorite female werewolf, is once again front-and-center as the narrator of this tale a
Under the Covers Book Blog
I know I have probably said his before but... thank goodness for #rollbackweek! This month I decided to continue my journey into Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and read book two Stolen. If you have read my review of the first book Bitten than you know I was already enjoying this series; however, Stolen blew the first book out of the water. It's no exaggeration to say that I LOVED this book.

Stolen, much like the first book, is action packed and fast paced, but more than that A
Elena is approached by 2 witches who know that she is a werewolf,wanting her to attend a supernatural meeting to discuss a dangerous common enemy who is kidnapping supernatural creatures. Elena and her pack ignore the warnings and she finds herself imprisoned in a private lab where supernaturals are tested and killed whe no further use for them can be found. Can the inmates find a way to escape or can Jeremy's pack come to her rescue in time?

I like strong female characters and this is a good exa
Jul 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Stolen is Kelley Armstrong's second installment in the Women of the Otherworld Series. I thought this book started off slow but as soon as there was action i was hooked and couldnt put the book down.

In Bitten we are introduced to Elena and her fellow werewolves. Stolen introduces us to other supernaturals; witches, vampires, demons, voodoo practitioners, shaman, and so on.
Someone is kidnapping supernaturals and they are never heard from again. Elena, Jeremy, and Clay are invited to a `United Na
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
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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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Other Books in the Series

Women of the Otherworld (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)
  • Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3)
  • Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)
  • Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
  • Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6)
  • No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7)
  • Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, #8)
  • Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, #9)
  • Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10)
  • Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11)

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“I was very strict on that point. No devouring classmates." Jeremy rolled his eyes. "Other parents warn their kids not to talk to strangers. I had to warn mine not to eat them.” 328 likes
“Murder? You mean he's dead?"
"No. He's resting comfortably," I said. "People always sleep best with their heads at a ninety-degree angle. He looks comfortable, doesn't he?"
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