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, 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.
...... From the outer back cover.
FIRST SENTENCE (from the prologue): He hated the forest. Hated its eternal pockets of damp and darkness.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: "Now, I wasn't worried he'd do anything. I was very strict on that point. No devouring classmates." Jeremy rolled his eyes. "Other parents warn their kids not to talk to strangers. I had to warn mine not to eat them."
Ok, I've read these books in a rather strange way - book 3, DIME STORE MAGIC, first and now book 2. Who knows which of the remaining Otherworld books I'll read next.
Did reading part 3 first in any way ruin my enjoyment of part 2, Stolen? I'd have to say no though of course I could work out certain plot developments by knowing which of the characters made it to the next installment.
Perhaps even more enjoyable then Dime Store Magic - it was certainly far more humorous (but maybe that's just werewolves for you) - Stolen was much more pacier and action packed though I have to warn those of a squeamish nature that it was, in places (quite a lot of places) quite bloody and gory.
As I've said before characters usually make or break a novel for me. No matter how good the plot, get the characters wrong and, generally speaking, I don't enjoy the book. Stolen's characters, I'm therefore pleased to say, made this story for me. I enjoyed most of the characters in Dime Store Magic but I loved the characters in this. Especially Elena who was one gutsy woman/wolf. Quick witted and mentally as well as physically strong she was everything I liked in a 'leading lady'. however, equally fascinating for me was Ty Winsloe, the villain of the story who, like a pantomime baddie, I wanted to get his just deserts all the way throughout the book.
Recommended to those who like their supernaturals stories a bit more grown up, I thought Stolen an enjoyable read that, once started, I found difficult to put down.
Stolen was a library book read.