Stolen

Stolen

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by Ella James
     
 

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With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, and must run from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just

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With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, and must run from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save her.

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ISBN-13:
2940044836334
Publisher:
Ella James
Publication date:
08/26/2012
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Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
135,530
File size:
452 KB

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Stolen 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This second book in the Stained series definitely does not disappoint! Julia goes through so much and I really felt for her. I mean who do you trust? She finds others like her. But...they kidnapped her. Brought her to a compound that she's not allowed to leave. They won't answer many questions because information is on a "need to know" basis and has all the makings of some crazy cult. And then there's Cayne. Whom she loves very much, yet he spent nearly 200 years killing those of her kind. But it's what he was taught, what he was told he was born to do. She wages a heartbreaking inner battle about her feelings for Cayne now that she knows the full truth about his murderous past. Some new and fun characters were introduced. Meredith I adore. She's quirky and very entertaining. One of those people that you wish you had a friend like them! Drew is great too. I was so glad he was by Julia's side. And then there's Nathan...I'm not sure how I feel about him. I really want to like him and trust him and I feel like maybe he could be one of those people you hear about who grow up in a cult and so it's all they know and he's trying so hard to be what they expect of him. I'm hoping that deep down there's more to him and he'll know he's wrong...I guess he's just one of those people I see there's a glimmer of good in and hope that I turn out right. We'll see! Cliffhangers! Oh man Ms. James is seriously the master of a good cliffhanger. When you get to the very last line of this book, you're gonna be thinking "WHAT?!?!" At least that's how I was lol! Thankfully I have the last 2 books so I can now go jump in and find out what happens next. Excellent series so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing I love it so much it is like a mystery and romantic at some points but other then that it is a really good book it feels like I'm in the book myself and I wish I was really in the story because It makes me feel like I want to slay demons to sometimes
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enjoyed it
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In Stolen, Julia has been more or less kidnapped by other Stained–they call themselves Chosen–and she learns a little bit about what it means to be such a thing while at the same time planning how to rescue Cayne from captivity and maneuvering her way around the underground compound the Chosen stay in. It wasn’t bad. A little meandering, but not bad. What made it bad for me was, aside from the atrociously preteenish writing (Julia seems to have regressed in age to an 11-year-old as she narrates), Julia’s constant back-and-forth between wanting to rescue Cayne and wanting to abandon him at the mercy of several terrible situations merely for not getting around to telling her something. The thing is–Cayne already had told her. Time and time again in Stained, Cayne told Julia he was bad, he had murdered, he was a Hunter, and they shouldn’t feel any kind of way towards each other because of those things. But, when in Stolen Julia finds out all this again (except GASP turns out he’s killed a few Chosen in his time SURPRISE!!!), she instantly turns her back on thoughts of their being together because all of a sudden this tiny sliver of new information (it’s really not new; he TOLD her before…) transforms him into some kind of unlovable thing now. Like… what?! Cayne moves heaven and earth for this girl time and time again (even going so far as to save like 5 of her “friends” in the middle of a gigantic fight when they all cower and snarl at the mere mention of him), and because someone she doesn’t even like says one little thing about him that shouldn’t even matter, she spends the ENTIRE BOOK ignoring Cayne, letting him feel less than he is, sometimes even making him feel worse, hurting him… I found her behavior despicable. I don’t know if this has anything to do with my recent completion of Broken by C. K. Bryant (fun fact: I also read Bound by C. K. Bryant and Stained closely together same as I’ve read their sequels almost back to back), but the SAME THING happened there: Octavion loved the daylights out of Kira, and all it took was a simple misunderstanding, a single second in time, to reverse all his hard work in showing her — showing, not just telling — that very truth. It drove me insane with Cayne and Julia because in Stained, they were seriously perfect in a you’re-not-perfect-but-you’re-perfect-for-me kind of way. I know it’s still in there somewhere because Julia thinks about him all the time, whether it’s in a negative “he’s a Chosen-killer!!!1″ light or a positive light. AND CAYNE (even more so than Octavion) IS THE SWEETEST THING EVER. He just sits there and takes the emotional abuse from Julia, thinking he DESERVES it, and being the ultimate sweetheart even when she will barely look at him much less speak to him. Obviously, if that’s all I can think about after givin’ it a few days to stew, then I had nothing else of import to say that left an impression. Goodness.
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Read through it so fast. Loved it
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I am a very fast reader so it took me like 45 minutes just to read the book but i loved it soo much that i am getting the others and i am rereading all of them over and over again!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a was a easy and fun read. I really could NOT put this book down!! =)
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JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Still totally hooked on this story! The action continues in this installment, in fact it's even more intense! And the more I read about Julia & Cayne, the more I love them! I cannot get enough of this story!
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Enjoyed this book so much I got the remaining series and enjoyed each one. Fast moving, will keep you awake at night not wanted to put it down. Firt time reading this authors work and am a definite fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first again could not put down