Stolen (Women of the Otherworld #2) – Kelley Armstrong
I do apologize for my string of werewolf story reviews. Sometimes you just get on a kick.
This story was vastly different from the TV-show, and I was actually happy about that. They both were able to standalone on their own and I enjoyed both individually. Though there was some cross-over, it was minimal.
My only issue is that Elena and Clay are represented as slightly immature throughout the entire story. There was a steamy sex scene at an inappropriate time and then the ending climax scene was basically two children playing with their food. I am disappointed with this childish interpretation. I understand they have animal instincts, but when the characters are in their 30’s, I would expect a bit more maturity. If they were cast as teenagers, I wouldn’t have an issue with this.
Other than this one issue that plagued me, I whizzed through the story, feeling terrified for Elena most of the time. She was living a nightmare and I felt the fear and rooted for her success. Additionally, the characters are all likeable, when they are not trying my patience.
I loved seeing and getting to know the different fantastical humans, whether they were witches, shamans, vampires or half-demons that entered the scene.
Elena Michaels is back-and she has company. Lending a mission of vampires, demons, shamans, and witches, Elena is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who is well on his way to amassing a private collection of supernaturals. He plans to harness their powers for himself-even if it means killing them.
For Elena, kidnapped and imprisoned deep underground, unable to tell her friends from her enemies, choosing the right allies is a matter of life and death.