Heart of Dread, #2

Stolen started out really well. It has a fast paced start and it was going very well. But, somewhere along the way it got lost. The story took a turn for the worst and just started to drag. I really loved the story. It made me think about the storyline of Under the Never Sky where they were also looking for the Blue (that one was the Still Blue). But where UTNS was a fast paced ride of yummies Frozen felt bogged down by a fast pasted story that died.

Wes and Nat were OK characters. I don't think they were fully formed. I can understand that with NAT. But, I also thought that in this book it was weird that everyone was a teen. I mean it says that Wes was a marine sergeant…at 16! That just seems a little too farfetched for my taste.

The other issue was the world building. You don't really get any explanation about why or how anything has happened. I really wanted to know more.

So it sucks to say that the cool things of having powers and this really cool stone were lost in the massiveness of blah.

Go Into This One Knowing

There are inconsistencies. The characters were too young.

Book Blurb for Stolen

Who is Eliza Wesson?

Months after Nat and Wes said good-bye on the shores of the Blue, Nat is learning how to control and use her new power. She and her drakon are the last of their kind?and she’s risked her life for their reunion. When she receives a mysterious distress call, she races to help, soliciting the guidance of her new friend, the beautiful and aloof Faix Lazaved of the Blue.

Still heartbroken over losing Nat, Wes is racing cars on a New Vegas racetrack while his team is scattered and lost. When he finds out that his sister, Eliza, is being held in the golden domes of El Dorado, he does what he’s best at?running to her side?and gambles on luck to see him through one more time.

Magic, romance, and danger collide as Nat and Wes become entangled in a dark new adventure that leads right to the heart of the mystery of their frozen, broken world. They soon discover that the answer to both their quests lies in the same question: Who is Eliza Wesson?what is she capable of, and why was she stolen from her family so long ago?

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 3.00