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Stolen Art
     

Stolen Art

3.8 7
by Ruth Silver
 

On sale for a limited time for $2.99 (regular price is $4.99).

Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, refusing to be part of the foster system. Biding her time until she's eighteen, with little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

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On sale for a limited time for $2.99 (regular price is $4.99).

Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, refusing to be part of the foster system. Biding her time until she's eighteen, with little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

Getting caught is just the beginning of Madeline's adventure as she meets Weston and discovers the secret of where she came from. A dark and sinister past begins to emerge, and forces Madeline to come face to face with the unexpected.

Is it possible that she isn't who she thought she was? What happens when she is has to accept the reality of what is actually real?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151526999
Publisher:
LazyDay Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
547 KB

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Stolen Art 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
PiecesofWhimsy More than 1 year ago
I really loved the idea for this book. I love sci-fi and the TV shows mentioned in the synopsis (Orphan Black, The X-Files, and Fringe) are some of my favourite TV shows! I could really feel the influence of those sci-fi shows (in a good way and I thought the plot of Stolen Art was really intriguing but I felt that the pacing was a bit off which unfortunately meant I couldn't connect with this book properly. The idea for this book is excellent and I loved what the author was trying to create but I felt that everything moved a bit too quickly. This book jumped from one action point to the other and while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, I felt that this particular story would've been aided by a more in-depth story. I would've like a slower pace and a longer story with more scenes that, while not necessarily adding to the main plot, gave more of an insight into the characters and their situations. One of the main things that 'niggled' at me was how quickly and easily everyone accepted the clone theory. If someone told me I was a clone I think I'd need a lot of concrete proof before I believed them, and I felt the lack of questioning/dismissing of the theory was a little unrealistic. The quick acceptance fit with the fast-pace of the book but I think a bit more resistance would've given this story a bit more oomph. Overall the plot was good and interesting but I think the story needed a bit more fleshing out to really show all its potential. If you're looking for a quick, sci-fi read (with clones!) or your a fan of Ruth Silver, I'd recommend giving this book ago. Unfortunately I just felt it needed a bit more work before I'd really enjoy the story, still a bit of fun though. *I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review*
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
The action in this story keeps you on the edge of your seat.  With plenty of twists and turns you're never sure what to expect next.  I really got very invested in the characters and worried every time they had an encounter with the bad guys.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Madeline has been surviving on the streets her entire life. After a heist goes wrong, she discovers that life can become even harsher. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has to put all her trust in a boy she just met. Weston feels a need to protect her and being the son of a police detective does have its benefits. The two discover that Madeline is wanted by others who will stop at nothing to bring her back into their research facility. This book has twists and turns including illegal scientific research. The characters must use their wits to save their very lives.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
GAINING A NEW LEASE ON LIFE This story kept me captivated and at times on the edge of my seat with the twist and suspense as the story unfolds.  Madeline Keen is a 16-year-old girl that has been living on the streets on her own since she was seven. She has had to learn to survive and that included stealing and being a squatter. What starts as a heist of artwork at a museum takes an unexpected turn into a Sci-fi adventure of unethical practices. This story is a page turner, trying to wrap your mind around what has happened to her.  Next time you see someone that could be a double, it will make you question is there more to it? Don't miss out on reading this book, it is clean, no sex scenes or language issues.  The blurb for the story doesn't even begin to cover the depth of this book. 
ArianneStClare More than 1 year ago
Madeline Keen thought she'd had the worse childhood ever. Been living alone since age 7, she did everything she could in order to provide food to her belly and a roof above her head. Although she'd been to numerous foster homes, she always managed to either escape or run away. She stole whatever she can steal from houses, restaurants, hotels. In all those years, she had never been caught nor apprehended. She was an expert in her field. Until one day, when she was contracted to do the biggest heist of her life, the Chagall. It was too late when she realized she's been set up.  She, however, found a friend and a savior in the most unlikely place - in the police station. She came to know Weston and together they hang around and ate dinner, like they've been long-time friends. The next morning, Madeline's face sketch was all over the news and she's been tagged as a prime suspect in the murder of a woman. Things were really getting strange and it's only a matter of time before they discovered the truth about her. Stolen Art is a real fun and exciting read! I loved it from the first page until the end. Ruth Silver writes YA stories that aren't boring or conventional. I instantly liked Madeline & Weston's characters, they're strong, determined and mature at their young age. They watch each other's back and smart enough to come up with solutions to their random dilemma. The story itself was intriguing and quick paced. The plot about clones was a little far-fetched but definitely interesting. I was able to finish reading the book in just a few hours! It only meant one thing - Stolen Art is definitely a gripping book that is heart-pumping and engrossing and everyone should read!
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
*** Gifted in exchange for an honest review as part of the Release Tour *** *** I give this 3.5 out of 5 Stars *** This Review will be spoiler free... I hate reviews that give you the book in a short synopsis! Stolen Art is a Narrative story about Madeline dumped as a baby living in care until she ran away from foster homes, and has lived on the streets since she was a kid, her skills as a pickpocket get her a gig which is a bit more risky, but will give her enough funds to keep her going. What could possibly go wrong? Well A lot - but the Synopsis of this book throws you a bit, as its based on a scientific reality but goes to that one step past the Ethical stage, so for a few pages I had to get my head around what I was reading. (being a reader who loves a Fantasy/Sci-fi element that was ok I actually devour a TV program on the same subject) The story was written in a narrated form with multiple POVs. In the character development, I would have liked a bit more background into some things, but there again in the style it was written, it doesn't really give the option to go into real depth. Another reason it gets a 3.5 Star rating is that in some aspects I really enjoyed the twist to the secrets of Madeline's past, but then it was rushed and a few plots seemed too easy to solve the situation. Overall its an interesting twist on scientific concept that could happen (but hopefully will never come to pass!) This book is aimed at 15+ age group so I think there will be a lot who will enjoy this entirely. I Do Love YA books - but personally I wish it had had a bit more put into some scenes. The book is a stand alone, no cliff hangers.
SLGIL More than 1 year ago
4 stars This book was written in a sort of narrative form, with each chapter being a different perspective and character.   The story had, sit on the edge of your seat excitement, with a few twists and turns.   Because it was written in a narrative form, you didn’t get to have much in depth interaction between characters.   You saw what was happening and how they reacted to each other, but the interactions were told in a clinical kind of manner.  This sets the stage for the topic, so I am not complaining.  I would have liked to care more about the characters.  I was along for the action and the ride.   This is not a cliff hanger.  There are no sexual relations or foul language.  It was a fun read.