Stolen Away

Stolen Away

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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. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric-who may or may not betray them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • Walker & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0802721893
  • 9780802721891
  • 1,313,705

About Alyxandra Harvey

ALY XANDRA HARV EY is the author of Haunting Violet, Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse with a few resident ghosts, her husband, hawk, and two dogs.www.alyxandraharvey.comshow more

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1,717 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 25% (425)
4 26% (450)
3 33% (564)
2 12% (206)
1 4% (72)

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I'm beginning to read more and more books based on the Fae. I have to say I am really getting into these kind of books. Anyway back to Stolen Away, it was a fairly good book and the story was certainly exciting in places. It has certainly made me want to read more books on fairies and also I would like to try more books by this author. I don't like to write authors off after one book. One of my concerns was that I was a little confused at times with the dual narrative, I kept getting the two female characters mixed up and had to keep going back to see who the character was. The two main characters are Eloise and Jo, they both have different experiences of the Fae but both of them have a love interest. Also at times the story seemed to fall a bit flat. A couple of times I really had to pick the book back up otherwise it was in danger of staying unread. Although not gripping read, it did have moments of glory. I felt there was no one character that stood out for me, they all seemed to lack depth. I love a good complex character, and I certainly like to see character development throughout, this did not happen for me in Stolen Away. The British slang used by Jo is a little annoying too, I'm from England and it had me cringing. However this book does have some good points, I liked the setting both in this world and the Fae world. The description of the surroundings was certainly a plus for me. The style of writing is also good, it is an easy reading style and one I certainly felt comfortable with. I wish this book was not a stand alone; there was certainly room for another one as there were questions left unanswered. Shame really. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.show more
by Jennifer Juckes
Stolen Away took me back to why I've always loved Harvey's books. I fell in love with the story completely. It I really liked reading Harvey's take on the Fey. Which was pretty traditional, I liked the whole aspect of the fey shape shifting into birds. If you've read Harvey's other books you'll also know that she creates very strong friendships bonds. Which is always refreshing, because Eloise Hart and Jo are a great duo. They're strong-brave YA female characters, who always have each other's back, the ideal besties. As El and Jo's story are told from two different POV's, I felt like Jo's story overpowered El's. Jo story was way more interesting, a leading story. Love interest Lucas(Eloise) and Eldric( Jo) are totally different characters. It's really a good vs. evil kind of thing. But they both have the same background; strong, dark, protective personalities that make them both good guys for these two amazing girls (which makes me jealous lol.) At times like Jo & El, Eldric overshadows Lucas. Eldric comes from a"brokin home" I understand his character, while Lucas on the other hand is like the "golden boy." I want to know him deeper than him just liking Eloise. The writing as always with Harvey was perfect; I'm so use to just breezing through her books but the pacing was a little roller-coaster-y; fast at the beginning but towards the middle it seemed to drag a little then the pace picked but up in the end. But that was just because Harvey had a lot of background to cover with Elise's family and such. Be prepared to be stolen away in this wonderful Fey tale! *Review from Ramblings Of A Teenage Bookwormshow more
by Faye Mcodnald
Goodreads Blurb 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. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric-who may or may not betray them. My Review This was an enjoyable enough read. The characters were likeable, not loveable. I didn't have really strong feeling for any of them. From the blurb, the main character would appear to be Eloise, but I felt like there were two equally main characters in Eloise and Jo. The book is written from the POV of both of them. They both have their own experiences with the fae and they both meet a hot guy. Jo and Eldric's relationship is fiery and mysterious and he has to keep it a secret from his father, Strahan, the Faery King. But I felt that the "L" word was used far too soon. It didn't feel to me like what Eloise and Lucas had could even be called a relationship, it was kind of bland, like their characters. My favourite character was Isadora, the faery. She was tough and quick witted. At times, I found it confusing. I felt there were too many different family names and Rath names and at times I didn't really know who they were talking about, but I was still able to continue reading without actually knowing. I didn't like Jo's use of English swear words. I didn't see the need for it and why she did it was never explained. This is a stand alone novel but I felt that there were unanswered questions when it was finished. We find out Jo and Eldric's future plans at the end but nothing about Eloise and Lucas, or Antonia. This is not a book that I would recommend and not one that I would read again in the future.show more
by Suzanne Finnegan
I flew through Stolen Away like a breeze. It easily grabs your attention with upbeat humor as well as believable scenarios, and a bit of rockabilly kick-assery! Eloise and Jo take turns in voicing out their point of views. I enjoyed reading Eloise most because she was modest and even though she knows how to hold her own she doesn't show it. Jo on the other hand, I wasn't too keen on. She was way too focused on guys and fell for Eldric (as in love) way too quickly, right from the start. The male characters are lovable. Lucas and Eldric are swoon worthy, and Devin just makes me want him as my BFF too. The story wasn't so much as a big bang that would blow your mind, but it was enjoyable and romantic in some sorts. It's just that the fae/faery stories are really big these days that you have more than likely have already read the various plots/takes, I just wished there was some more pizzaz or that certain something that can make it more distinguishable than the rest. In the ending, I was left feeling that it was more Jo's story instead of Eloise which kind of bummed me out. All in all, Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey is amusing, humorous, and goes great with a cup of tea!show more
by SpadesHigh
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