Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review of Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

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 power is Eloise’s aunt Antonia-and Eloise has become his bargaining chip.

Eloise will need the help of her best friends Jo and Devin, along with the other Fae captives of Strahan’s hall. With a whole world of Faeries out to get her, Eloise, her Fae protector Lucas and the mysterious Eldric, must stop Strahan both worlds are thrust into complete chaos…

** This book was provided to us by the publisher, and we were in no way paid for our review.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author's works**
 
I've wanted to read the Drake Chronicles by Alexandrya Harvey ever since I've heard nothing but good things about the series- but sadly have never been able to read a single book. So you can imagine just how happy and lucky I felt when I was told I got to read another Alexandrya Harvey novel Stolen Away. I won't lie. At first I was a bit hesitant, but after reading the synopsis and seeing the beautiful cover with Eloise on the front- I knew that I would fall in love with Stolen Away quickly and like I predicted, I ended up loving it more and more with every single paragraph. Maybe it was because Harvey's writing flowed properly and at an enjoyable pace, or maybe it's because I fell in love with all of the characters.

I'll never know.

To make things even better, the novel was written from two different perspectives, from two different characters (duh moment) in the story! And with it being a supernatural romance novel that meant getting to read two different supernatural romance stories. What's not to absolutely love about that?

The two characters who we get to learn from were Jo and Eloise. I wasn't sure which of our main characters I liked more and there were a few reasons for that, though long after I finished the novel I finally came to terms with the fact that I loved the way Jo acted. I found her personality funny for some reason (especially her love for anything British/Victorian) and a lot more realistic despite the novel being fictitious and about fairies... and I loved her relationship with Eldric who is now my new official fairy- boyfriend- crush.

Even though I didn't think of Eloise as my favorite narrator, I still loved her quiet personality and her love for anything with rockability. I even thought it was both scary and cool that she was kidnapped by Strahan and used as bait to lure her aunt out from hiding. One of the other things about Eloise that I loved were the friends she had. I found it heart warming with how Jo and Devin immediately tried to help Eloise time and time again (plus Devin was a cutie ;).

I would recommend this to anybody who wants a faerie romance or just a supernatural romance in general that is also a quick read. You won't regret it.

4 comments:

kimba88 said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks good..love me some supernatural romance!!!

Nicole@The More the Merrier said... Best Blogger Tips

I've read The Drake Chronicles several times they are just so good. I love Alexandrya Harvey's writing. I have Stolen Away but I have yet to read it. By the sounds of your review I should get to it...very soon.

FABR Steph said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review. I am looking forward to giving my review copy a try.
-FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

~Sara @ Just Another Story said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think I've ever heard of this series before now. But fairy stories have a special place in my heart.

Thanks for the review!

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