Friday, January 27, 2012

Stolen Away By: Alyxandra Harvey

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.

I love Alyxandra Harvey's Drake Chronicles and I was so excited to read this book!  This story is told from the point of view of two best friends, Eloise and Jo.  Eloise and Jo are both very different girls.  Jo lives some of the time on her grandparents farm and is used to hard work.  Eloise lives with her single mother in an apartment and is home alone quite often.  Both girls are pulled into a power struggle with the fae and need to help in order to restore peace to the seasons.  Along the way they find out that Eloise's aunt, Antonia, is married to the current faery king that is causing all of the problems and she is the only one that can restore order.

I loved reading both girls stories and experiences but it was hard to tell who's head I was in, I know it tells you at the beginning of the chapter but I forget as I read.  Both girls sounded about the same as they told their stories.  I really liked the guys in this story.  Lucas was a fae from the Hawk clan and was able to shape shift into the bird of prey.  We was Eloise's protector through the whole book and you could see that he really cared for her.  I really liked Eldric, the evil king's son.  To me, he was so troubled.  He had feelings for Jo and wanted to protect her but he didn't want to defy his father and also believed that he was evil. 

Overall this was a good read.  Plus it is a stand alone novel so no cliff hanger ending!  The story was great and I liked how she put in a few different elements to faeries that other books don't. (Hawk/Deer/Swan clans.) 

1 comment:

  1. The next Austenland is out? Why am I not at Barnes & Noble?