Book 31 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge is Stolen by Kelley Armstrong.
‘Elena Michaels is a wanted woman. Ten years ago she was transformed into a werewolf by her lover. Her transformation makes her powerful. But in the wrong hands, it also makes her deadly.
And now, just as she’s coming to terms with it all, a group of scientists learns of her existence. They’re hunting her down, and Elena is about to run straight into their trap. But they haven’t reckoned on Elena’s adoptive family, her Pack, who will stop at nothing to get her back.
They haven’t reckoned on Elena, either. And that’s a very big mistake . . .’ (Thanks Amazon)
Stolen is the second book in the Women of the Otherworld series. I read Bitten, the first in the series a while ago, so it took me a few chapters to reacquaint myself with Elena, Clay and Jeremy but reacquaint myself I did! Bitten introduced us to these characters, however Stolen saw them develop more, particularly Elena. Her strength, even outside of the pack is clear, as she fights for her survival without their assistance.
It is clear that these novels centre around Elena, however we also learnt more about Clay, her friend, lover and mate. Clay likes to be in control (except when it comes to Jeremy, Pack Leader) and so it was interesting to see him lose control when he loses Elena, and how he copes with that.
This series is full of fantasy mixed alongside reality. Stolen introduced the idea that werewolves weren’t the only fantasy creatures that existed in the world, a concept that I’m sure will be explored more in the rest of the series. I am looking forward to seeing how these different creatures will interact, particularly given the Packs previous existence which appears to have been very anti outsiders. Bring on the next book, Dime Store Magic!
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