Month: October 2013

My Thoughts on Stolen by Christopher

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Gemma is a normal teenager that fights with her parents over her clothes and is rebelling against her parent’s expectations. So it is with relief that she escapes for a few minutes in an airport to grab something to drink before her flight.

But she’s not alone. Ty is waiting for her. As he has been waiting for six years.

Stolen will get in your head, not as badly as The Room, which I wish I had never started, but in a less traumatic way. Ty is not a bad guy. There is no raping and pillaging in this story. He even promises to take her home in a few months if she’ll just stop trying to run away because she keeps hurting herself.

Eventually something occurs which forces Ty to make a choice. . .

There’s nothing creepy in this book. Gemma does not fall in love with her captor or anything that might occur in a Harlequin Romance. But you can see how things might have turned out if fate had not intervened. So you are grateful that it did.stolen

What I’m Reading Now: Stolen by Lucy Christopher

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From Amazon.com:

A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation.

A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice.

She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what’s happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. To sand and heat. To emptiness and isolation. To nowhere. And expects her to love him.

Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, STOLEN is Gemma’s desperate story of survival; of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare–or die trying to fight it.

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Book Club Selection: The Runaway King by Nielsen

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From Amazon.com:

Jaron, aka Sage, is new to his throne and surrounded by intrigue in this follow-up to The False Prince (2012). As jammed with action and violent swordplay as its predecessor, the plot takes the headstrong Jaron into a pirate stronghold where dangers increase steeply as the young king, in disguise, wrestles with saving his kingdom. Needless to say, he is always, almost fatally true to his character—stubborn and determined to do things on his own. The ending introduces a cliff-hanger of a new threat and will leave fans clutching their skulls.

My Thoughts On Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

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What could be better than a little Pride & Prejudice wrapped into a little Twilight? As far as sequels go, I have read many that are much, much worse. Amanda Grange is a talented author and is not trying to establish readership by borrowing on the fame of Pride & Prejudice.

Mr. Darcy is a vampire who believes that he can have his happily ever after if he just does not bite Elizabeth. After their wedding, he discovers things may not be that easy, and he takes Elizabeth to Europe in order to discover whether they can stay together.

The plot seems a little too weird, but, trust me, it really is kind of interesting. Enjoy!

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What I’m Reading Now: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

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From Amazon.com:

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen’s beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.