Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey


From Bloomsbury:

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 stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife, Eloise's aunt, Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, Eloise must place her trust in Lucas, her handsome protector, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric, and forge alliances with other Fae in a dangerous attempt to free Antonia for ever.

The Good:
Stolen Away is well-written and fascinating take on the fae.  It is told from the point of view of the quiet Eloise and her boy crazy best friend Jo.  And you guys know how I love stories told from multiple p.o.v! 

The Bad:
The story felt a little disjointed at times.  The ending was abrupt and felt a little unfinished.  I also ended the book never really understanding what was so special about Eloise that allowed her to begin seeing the fae, who remain hidden from humans.

Stolen Away is a decent, quick read.  If you enjoy stories about fae, faeries and mystical worlds you should pick up Stolen Away.


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