Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stolen- Lucy Christopher

This is how it happened: Gemma is on a layover in Bangkok, en route to a family vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second. To get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for her frink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what''s happening, Ty takes her. The object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the Australian Outback. To sand and heat. Emptiness and isolation. Where he expects her to love him.

I order this book online after reading the back blurb, I couldn't wait to read it! I was looking forward to a book that wasn't about vampires for once, something fresh, and that is exactly what this book promised. When I got it in the mail with three other books I had ordered at the same time. I read this one first and had only begun to read a few pages when I had to put it down.

Warning to those who read this book and are unaware this book is written in letter form from the captive to her kidnapper, I was unaware of this and although I enjoyed it, I wasn't use to reading a book like this and it took some getting use to. I found it harder to get into the characters, while other might disagree saying that is was easier for them this way, either way it was excellent when I got use to it. I loved the book.

When I finished reading the book though I felt something was missing, and after thinking about it for a few days I realized what it was, the emotions. Personally I've never been kidnapped and I hope nobody visiting this site ever has been, but to me it felt that there was lacking anger to Ty for kidnapping her.

Even after saying this I would still recommend this book to anybody looking for something that isn't about vampires and a writer who has a fresh voice. Stolen was very well written (even with the seeming lack of emotions) and I have now read it twice and will do so again in the future. And so with all this being said I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, a 7.

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