Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

In the tradition of Laurell K. Hamilton, a deliciously wicked sequel to Bitten, from Canada's new queen of suspense.

Even though she's the world's only female werewolf, Elena Michaels is just a regular girl at heart -- with larger than normal appetites. She sticks to three feasts a day, loves long runs in the moonlight, and has a lover who is unbelievable frustrating yet all the more sexy for his dark side. Like every regular girl, she certainly doesn't believe in witches. Then again, when two small, ridiculously feminine women manage to hurl her against a wall, and then save her from the hunters on her tail, Elena realizes that maybe there are more things in heaven and earth than she's dreamt of.

Vampires, demons, shamans, witches -- in Stolen they all exist, and they're all under attack. An obsessed tycoon with a sick curiosity is well on his way to amassing a private collection of supernaturals, and plans to harness their powers for himself -- even if it means killing them. For Elena, kidnapped and imprisoned deep underground, separated from her Pack, unable to tell her friends from her enemies, choosing the right allies is a matter of life and death.

Author Biography: Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children and far too many pets. She is the author of Bitten, the first novel featuring Elena Michaels.

I bought this book in Booksale having no idea that it was already a second installment of a series. Honestly, it’s really hard to find a good author and a popular book in Booksale. Lucky for you, if you find one. So when I had glimpsed the name of Kelley Armstrong on the shelf, I immediately grabbed the book without having second thought. Thanks to internet, I knew that I have picked a second installment of a book and made me almost kill myself for picking the wrong sort of book. Still, there was no time for any regrets. So, I read the book.

Thumbs-up as reader:

Okay, the story is really awesome—has really good command of pacing, creative and intelligent—which makes me conclude that Kelley’s book is professionally written. The plot is really great which didn’t bore me like any other books.

The story is like her other work--darkest power series. But I may consider this as the adult version and better version of the darkest power series because honestly--though I love the darkest power and even had given it a five-star rating--this is an action packed book.

I guess because the main protagonist of the darkest series is a necromancer that makes the story a less thrilling—for a boy like me. So count the differences if the main protagonist of the book is a werewolf.

Thumbs-down as a reader:

If this is professionally written, reckon the book that it has pointless scenes. Imagine—as reader--if you really want your reader to be hooked of your book, think of something else to let him/her continue reading without thinking of putting it down.

**nevertheless, I have given this book a five-star rating**