Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Review: Stolen by Lucy Christoper
Summary from Goodreads:
It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.
This is my story.
A letter from nowhere.
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.
After watching some reviews of this book I was in the mood to reread it, I read it back in 2011 from my high school library, and it was just as great the second time around. I liked it even more. Plus now I want to buy the UK edition because of that beautiful cover.
The main reason I loved this book then and now was the letter format and the plot, both were well done and unique. And if you enjoy reading this type of dark story involving kidnapping it is the perfect book for you, plus it involves the Australian Outback.
It took me a while to get used to the letter writing format, and using you for her kidnapper, but then I was able to fly through the novel. I loved both of the main characters, Ty and Gemma.
I recommend checking this book out and other novels by this author.
Four Stars Out of Five