Saturday, December 17, 2011
Review for Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Author: Lucy Christopher
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: May 4, 2009
Synopsis: 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.
Verdict: Wow..... This book totally plays mind games with you! The story begins with the kidnapping of Gemma. Her captor is Ty and he is (of course!) the crazy, hated bad guy because he takes her away from her friends and family and keeps her captive in a shack in the middle of the freakin' desert! But as the book progresses Gemma starts to feel differently about Ty as she sees the real him, and she begins to feel that he isn't the bad guy she thought he was in the beginning. What he did was bad, but Gemma understands him. And if I'm being completely honest, so do I. Lucy Christopher was able to spin this haunting tale, that felt all the more real because of its ability to be actually happen, that had me rooting for Gemma and Ty to have their HEA. Which, c'mon people!, is completely wrong; a victim and her captive are not supposed to fall in love......
I can't really say anything else without giving the story away, but just know that this book is a must-read and is going on my favorites shelf. Because I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down! <3
Rating: 5/5 Stars