Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book Review: Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Title: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
Author: Lucy Christopher
Pages: 301
Publisher: Chicken House
Source: Library

Summary: Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.

Review: This book was very interesting. It was unlike any book I have ever read! I liked how it was told in first person, from Gemma's view. When referring to Ty, the author used "you". "You saw me before I saw you". When Ty takes Gemma to the Australian outback, the author uses a lot of description when referring to the landscape. That helped me visualize the story better. While reading this book, I put myself in Gemma's shoes. What would I do? I probably would have done most of the same things that she did. I liked the character Ty. He is troubled, but he is honest and he shows his love for Gemma. I liked how this book had a bit of suspense. That kept me reading the book to see what would happen next. I thought the love story was really cute. Ty loved Gemma from the beginning and it took a while for Gemma to see that she loved him too. Gemma was resistant at first because she was kidnapped by a complete stranger.

This book was a little slow, but I still enjoyed reading it. The thing I didn't like about it was the end. There is some language and mature content. I would recommend reading this book to anybody who likes strange romance. By strange I mean not your ordinary romance.


  1. Slow books usually deter me, but this sounds really good :) Great review!

  2. I really enjoyed this one - it had a few slow bits but the way it was written - in the first person just kept me going. Her struggles and insight were frightening and intriguing all at one.

  3. Awesome review! Here's mine if you don't mind:

    Thanks and have a nice day! :)


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