December 07, 2011

REVIEW: Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 17th 2012
By Walker Childrens

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.

One of the things I love best about Alyxandra Harvey’s books is that they always make me laugh out loud. There hasn’t been a book by her that I’ve read that hasn’t made me smile and laugh at some point. Stolen Away is no different. The characters are all very funny and very easy to like. It has action, a cute love story between the characters and lots of humor. It’s a fast read and super entertaining. It has some similarities to her Drake Chronicles series, only with Faeries.

Eloise has no idea that Faeries exist until one day out with her friends this boy walks up to her and literally gets on his knees in front of her. He tells her how he has finally found her and how she is in danger. Eloise doesn’t know how to react to this. She thinks he is just some weird kid dressed in weird clothes playing some kind of trick on her. Soon this boy keeps showing up and keeps giving her the same warning and begs her to let him protect her. She finds out his name is Lucas and even though she still finds it hard to believe, she can’t ignore the weird things that have been happening around her. When she gets kidnapped, Eloise realizes that everything Lucas tried to tell her is true.

Stolen Away is not a complicated story at all and the story moves at a great pace. It’s told from Eloise and Jo’s points of views. You will fall in love with the characters and the new world Harvey introduces you too. You will also laugh and smile a lot throughout the story. If you liked her Drake Chronicles series, then you will definitely fall in love with Stolen Away. I enjoyed Eldric and Jo’s story more than I did Eloise though, and wish I had more of them. I would love to read a standalone of Eldric and Jo. Eldric was a nice mystery that I had to solve. I had no idea whose side he was really on. This is a really good book! I recommend it!

4 out of 5 Stars!



  1. This sounds like a light enjoyable book to read during the holidays. I've read some of Harvey's books, but don't remember them (too many books).
    Great review!


  2. thanks for the review really want this book now!

  3. You know I've really been meaning to read a Fae book. This one sounds interesting and fun so I may have to get it. But I think I'm going to start with the Iron Fae series. I think I'll eventually try this one thought because I love books that can make a reader laugh and enjoy themselves. Great review.

  4. A light easy read is sometimes nice. I'm glad that there seems to be some humor in this one as well. I read the author's 1st installment in the Drake Chronicles, and I wasn't too crazy about it. However, I really like stories involving the fae. So, I think I'm definitely gonna check this one out. Thanks for the review.

  5. Awesome Review I really loved and enjoyed Stolen Away Alyxandra Harvey is one of my favorite author's it is actually the first fae book that I ever read I love her Drake Chronicles books as well an amazing series! thanks for sharing!


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