Overall ranking: 4/5
Another series I plan to read during the summer is Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, and I also plan on finishing the television show based on a couple of her books and reviewing it soon. If you are interested in reading my review of the first book in the series, click here: Bitten.
Stolen is the second novel in Armstrong’s series, and the novel introduces the reader to the rest of the Supernatural world. Even though Elena Michaels had never considered there was other supernatural beings, and so it catches her by surprise when she is confronted by a pair of witches when she goes to investigate claims about the existence of werewolves.
The witches introduce themselves as Ruth and Paige Winterbourne, and they inform Elena of a meeting of supernatural beings to discuss a threat. Joined at the meeting by the Pack Alpha, Jeremy Danvers, they quickly find out that supernatural beings are being hunted down and kidnapped. The little information the committee has accumulated has given them some names, and who has already been captured.
After Jeremy and Elena are joined by fellow Pack member and Elena’s mate, Clayton Danvers, the trio are found by men a part of the plot who attempt to take them all in. Clayton and Elena quickly eliminate the group as a threat, and later join the committee to tell them about the attack and that they believe one of the members from the committee told them where they were hiding.
On the drive back to Stonehaven, Elena is separated from Elena and Clayton and is kidnapped. She’s brought to the compound where the other supernatural beings have been brought, and is studied by scientists and becomes Ty Winsloe’s newest prize.
Winsloe, the man funding the project, takes an interest in Elena and bombards her with questions about her appearance, forces her to participate in his ‘hunts’ of her fellow prisoners, and shows her photos of Clayton in wolf form and claims that he was killed.
After a member of the staff uses Elena’s saliva to turn herself into a werewolf, she and Elena plot a plan of escape that is assisted by ‘poltergeist’ like activities that have been surrounding one of the prisoners, a young witch named Savannah Levine. Elena manages to escape the compound, and later leads the group back to kill all of the staff members and release the prisoners.
So far, this is my favorite book from Armstrong’s series. I find I really enjoyed the introduction to other supernatural creatures, which also introduced characters that are present in later books. I’m looking forward to reading more from this series, and finally finishing the last couple of episodes from the television show.