Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

I've had Kelley Armstrong's Stolen in my tbr pile for quite awhile. I read and enjoyed Bitten last year, but for some reason never felt the urge to really pick up the next books in the series and read them. Read them, that is, since I have bought all but the newest one, Haunted. Just haven't read them.

It was in Bitten, Kelley Armstrong’s debut novel, that thirty-year-old Elena Michaels came to terms with her feral appetites and claimed the proud identity of a beautiful, successful woman—and the only living female werewolf.

In Stolen, on a mission for her own elite pack, she is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the "other races" and their supernatural powers. Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods, these paranormals—witches, vampires, shamans, werewolves—are then released and hunted to the death in a real-world video game. But when Winsloe captures Elena, he finally meets his match.

I really enjoyed Stolen, more than Bitten, I think. I love the world the author is creating and can't wait to learn more about it. I was a bit ambivalent about Clay and Elena's relationship even after all the events in Bitten, but it was here that I really got a good idea of how things are between them. Dunno why, but there you go.

I wish the next books involved Elena, but I think I can handle reading about Paige in the next book, even though I didn't particularly like her here.

So...if you want a great book with supernatural creatures, this is a good one. Hell, pick up Bitten, too.

Sunburn update:
Peel, peel, peel (no, I'm not actually peeling my skin, it's peeling by itself just fine). I feel like there are great sheets of dead skin on my arms just waiting to come off. I will wait, even though it looks nasty, because I'm sick of pain. And new skin hurts. I am so going to vaccuum every room in my house when this is done. Mother dearest came to the rescue yesterday with the itch problem. Ah...I'm in love with baking soda now. It may not look pretty, but dang, it did the trick better than anything else I tried.

Going to the Minnesota Zoo this weekend, so will make sure to slather on lots of sunscreen.

And on to other things, I really need to do some blog maintenance. My tbr list and books read on the sidebar are so out of date. Yikes!


Sasha said...

I enjoyed Bitten more than Stolen. LOl
And I did read Both of Paiges sotries (Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic) Ijust finsihed HAUNTED and loved it. PLUS, Kelley' next boook willbe a Elena story again!!

Angela James said...

Yayy Sasha, that's great news that the next book will be an Elena book. And I also like Bitten more than Stolen, but only marginally.

Nicole, like you, I haven't read the books after Stolen. I didn't like Paige much either and though I own Dime Store Magic, it hasn't called my name yet.

I'm going to have to read the next three books so I can be up to speed when Elena's book comes out.

Tara Marie said...

I have Bitten on the top of my TBR pile, but since the TBR pile is in alphabetical order Armstrong would be on top--LOL.

I sunburn very easily too. I would wear something that covers whatever's peeling or you may get an even worse burn even with sunscreen.

Lori Devoti said...

I loved Dime Store Magic and am planning on picking up Industrial Magic and Haunted. I'm the opposite--not into the werewolf/vampire thing--so, haven't tried the other two. :)