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Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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.

Goodreads Summary

Looking for a tale that incorporates faeries and romance?  This book will become a favorite among Harvey's fans.  Jo and Eloise are the main characters, the book vacillates between their different points of views.  They both get to experience the Faery realms in unique ways and acquire love interests.  After that, their similarities end.  Jo is far more boy-crazy and very outgoing as compared to Eloise who is shy and not nearly as dramatic.  The reader will find their contrasting personalities refreshing as he/she gets to know the two very well.

Eloise learns early on in the story that her family has certain connection to the Faery Realms that could leave her in danger, Lucas acts to protect her as an ally.  Jo has the ability to see Faeries too and meets a handsome, enigmatic stranger who she slowly falls in love with.  Devin, both girls' friend, adds comedic relief and truly has the girls' best interests at heart.  The characters are very engaging and easy to like right off the bat. 

The events of this book are very fast.  The reader learns of Faery quickly and from there the book flies.  The novel has several surprises that will make the reader think twice and the twists in the plot will keep the reader entertained.  This book will be enjoyable to teen/young adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Faeries and romance and Alyxandra Harvey and I am in! And the cover is awesome! I am looking forward to this book, and I have been for such a long time. Thanks for the great review!