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May 11 2012

Stolen away by Alyxandra Harvey

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Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN 978 1 4088 1132 0.
Highly recommended. You would never expect a gorgeous guy carrying a sword to kneel at your feet while cooling off with your friends. Eloise Hart never expected that it would happen to her, kind of hoped it wouldn't. She isn't impressed by this guy like everyone else in the car park. Worse, he claims he has come to protect her from the Faery king, Lord Strahan. Eloise is abducted from her home and is used as a lure to capture her aunt Antonia, the king's wife. Eloise's friends, Jo and Devin must help her save both Faery and the mortal world from the chaos Lord Strahan causes.
I loved the transition Eloise makes from the quiet and shy girl to strong-minded and wilful. The detail in which Alyxandra writes is wonderful; I was hanging on every word. Each chapter had some new secret that would help Eloise and her friends throughout the book. Looking at the cover and the title I had imaged something so different to what it was and it was a nice surprise, I enjoyed every page. It's a good book for those who like some mystery and fantasy with their life.
Cecilia Richards (Student)

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