Thu, February 16, 2012

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey Review

Stolen Away
By Alyxandra Harvey
Publication date: Jan. 17, 2012
Walker Childrens, 288 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley

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.

— Amazon.com description

I have said it before, and I’ll say it again here. If I’ve learned anything from reading books like this, it’s to NEVER EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING A FAIRY GIVES YOU!

Seriously. Never. But, noooooo, girl after girl falls for this. Tricksy little fairies.

Anyway, I do love a good fairy book, even if I can’t bring myself to type “faery.” And this one was a solid offering that huge genre lovers might want to check out.

But it was definitely not my favorite. It felt a little rushed to me — the romances moved a little too fast; the humans too easily bought into the idea that fairies exist. Still, it was an entertaining read, I can’t deny that.

Anna Reads xoxo

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  1. Tara said:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that has an issue with “faery.”

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  2. annette said:

    Hubby was proofreading a review for me once where I had used “fae” or “faerie.” I had to explain…I usually use the word that is used in the book, but … I’m not particularly comfortable with it.

    Great review, by the way!

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  3. Heidi said:

    I still have to check this one out! I enjoy her vampire series. It’s popular with my students.

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  4. Birdy said:

    I’m not a big fan of fairies either. Also, I LOVE your new layout!

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  5. Jen said:

    i’ll see your “fairy” and raise you an “e” and an “ie” at the end.

    i want to read this book.

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  6. Sash and Em said:

    There is no E in fairy! Agreed.

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  7. April said:

    Those silly girls just can’t stay away from the “drank”

    It’s like the women who run from murderers in their high heels. Ahhh, but their stupidity is so amusing.

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  8. Lisa said:

    TRICKSY.
    Like hobbits, I see.

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