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The Stolen (An American Fairie Tale, #1) ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Stolen (An American Fairie Tale, #1) Author Bishop OConnell – Tonight for the first time in over a century a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeriesWhen her daughter Fiona is snatched from her bed Caitlin's entire world crumbles Once certain that faeries were Tonight for the first time in over a century a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeriesWhen her daughter Fiona is snatched from her bed Caitlin's entire world crumbles Once certain that faeries were only a fantasy Caitlin must now accept that these supernatural creatures do exist—and that they have traded in their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars Hopelessly outmatched she accepts help from a trio of unlikely heroes Eddy a psychiatrist and novice wizard; Brendan an outcast Fian warrior; and Dante a Magister of the fae's Rogue Court Moving from the busy streets of Boston's suburbs to the shadowy land of Tír na nÓg Caitlin and her allies will risk everything to save Fiona But can this disparate uartet conuer their own inner demons and outwit the dark faeries before it's too late.

10 thoughts on “The Stolen (An American Fairie Tale, #1)

  1. Bishop Bishop says:

    My first book and I'm uite proud

  2. Nathan Garrison Nathan Garrison says:

    The Stolen by Bishop O'Connell is a fast paced thrill ride set in a modern day dark faerie taleThe best part about this book is that it knows exactly what it wants to be and does it very well It doesn't try to be something it's not It relies on tropes a lot but uses them as a platform for telling a story that features plenty of action and keeps the tension ramping throughout Not since Myke Cole's Shadow Ops series has magic and machine guns been paired so well together The world of the fae is intertwined within our own in a simple yet convincing way paving the way for a plot full of twists and surprises The characters are sympathetic all battling with demons both metaphorical and real and the writing and dialogue really brings home their strugglesI can't recommend this book enough for lovers of contemporary fantasy Looking forward to the seuel The Forgotten

  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    In The Stolen is a story of fairies and folklore but it's not your average changeling story It's been modernized to the point where fairies have adopted human tools and weaponry making this fantasy novel even interesting

  4. Dark Faerie Tales Dark Faerie Tales says:

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty A single mother comes home to find her daughter stolen by the fae Now she must team up with a wizard elf and warrior in order to get her daughter back in this book that had a lot of promise but ultimately ended up falling a little flatOpening Sentence Brendan Kavanaugh smiled and examined the wrought silver claddagh ring admiring its fine detailsThe ReviewI’ve lately become very interested in books dealing with the fae whether they’re depicted as good or evil So I was very excited about starting this book once I read its description Unfortunately it didn’t uite live up to my expectations While it certainly moved uickly and was entertaining I had a lot of issues with character development that hampered my enjoyment of the storyCaitlin has had years to adjust to being a single mom She loves her daughter Fiona than anything and often puts her personal life on hold in order to spend as much time with Fiona as possible Her friends finally convince her that she needs to have a night out so Caitlin makes a decision that will change her life forever She hires a babysitter and goes out with her friends The night starts off with Caitlin feeling as if she’s being watched from the shadows Then she’s attacked by two creatures who at first glance appeared to be teenagers but proved to be much than that She rushes home just in time to see Fiona taken by of those same creatures The creatures knock her out and when she awakes she finds herself at her friend Eddy’s house She frantically tells Eddy what happened worried he won’t believe her but Eddy has a secret of his own Turns out he’s a wizard Together they team up with an elf and a warrior to go into the fae lands and bring Fiona back Will they be able to find her before it’s too late?I’ll start off by saying I was immediately intrigued by the premise of the story The first chapter immediately drew me in and I just wanted to read This feeling continued until about the halfway point in the story At that point I found myself feeling and detached While I was still interested in what was going on something just wasn’t clicking for me any I think the fault for this lies in the fact that the characters just aren’t developed very much We only get to know the very basics of who our main four characters are and we never really learn anything else I found Brendan to be the most intriguing but we never really learn much about him beyond what happens in the first chapter Caitlin is defined by her love for Fiona Eddy is a therapist wizard who loves Caitlin but has resigned himself to being just friends Dante is Brendan’s closest friend and also the Magister of the Rogue Court We learn all this right away and then never go any deeper into who these people are It makes it very hard to care about them when we don’t know anything about themAs I said the basic story itself is very interesting I would be interested in learning about this world O’Connell has created However the lack of character development leaves me a little concerned as to how much I’ll like any future stories set in this world I would say this book is worth a read but be aware you might not feel much for the charactersNotable Scene“You’re not going anywhere” the voice behind her saidThe knot in her stomach began to tighten but she thought of Fiona and her resolve hardened She clenched her jaw and turned ready to fight“Leav ” Caitlin stopped when she saw who’d been speaking to herAn eerily beautiful boy perhaps thirteen looked at her with confidence than anyone that young should have His skin was white–not just pale but unreal alabaster white His hair was sheer black as were his clothes and fingernails and he must’ve been wearing some kind of special contact lenses because his eyes were all black no whites at all He was thin and not much over five feet tall just about her heightHe smiled showing his teeth Every single one upper and lower came to a sharp pointCaitlin felt the blood drain from her face and her heart skipped a beatThe boy’s eyes narrowed and he looked at her for a moment before he smiled wider “Boo”FTC Advisory Harper Voyager ImpulseHarper Collins provided me with a copy of The Stolen No goody bags sponsorships “material connections” or bribes were exchanged for my review

  5. Shelly_lr Shelly_lr says:

    First my expectations going into this was that it would be a cool adventure about a group of people teaming up to retrieve a stolen child I wasn't expecting great writing just functionalThe first chapter almost made me put the book down It was loaded with stereotypes that made me cringe A redheaded stud in a kilt who's a great singer and warrior is buying a claddagh for his love Aine in old Boston using atrocious dialogue If that wasn't bad enough our character development is that Aine gets fridged Yes rape and death of the woman he loves in order to give him character There were plenty of options here but this is the one we getI kept reading though figuring the book could only get better from that point onAnd to a degree that was correct In chapter two we shift to modern day and most of the stereotypical stuff is tossed aside though Brendan still sounds like a bad historical romance novel hero Unfortunately we then get CaitlinOh Caitlin did you take lessons from Sookie Stackhouse on how to be a self centered whiny arrogant heroine who does stupid things that are the opposite of what anyone advises just to further the plot? Caitlin and Sookie could be soul mates There wasn't one moment where I felt bad for Caitlin about losing her child I felt bad for the child don't get me wrong But about two thirds of the way through the book I actually started wondering if Fiona's choice being between Caitlin or the one who'd kidnapped her maybe she wouldn't be better off staying kidnapped Because at one point Caitlin does her I'm not listening because I know everything routine which eventually results in her lying to and killing an innocent childlike Fae so she could save her own child I couldn't have despised her from that pointSo romance novel hero Sook alike whom I despised Oh and the last big negative There's a really obvious uestion that the characters should be asking a King Kong sized elephant in the room that would explain a whole lot to the characters if only someone thought to ask it and think about the answer That they didn't was not believableSo what did I like? I liked Eddy and his elf gang Eddy was a good character who goes through some great changes none of which involve fridging the woman he loves and all of which are spoilers I would buy another book about Eddy if it was just about the elves and himSome of the descriptions of the otherworldly places and beings were uite good very vivid At times I felt like I was watching the scene unfold movie likeDo I recommend this? Not unless you're a fan of TV's True Blood It was that kind of Faery that level of writing that level of characterization and Sookie For the most part it wasn't for me

  6. Carrie Mansfield Carrie Mansfield says:

    eARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for fair reviewThe full review can also be found on my blog Fantasy Findings25 starsOn the one hand the mythology is done well Sometimes the classics don't really need to be spun They're classic for a reason This book is also action packed O'Connell doesn't watch much time with set up and we get to the meat of the story rather uickly and the story never loses this fast paceOn the other hand fans of character building or having the world fleshed out are likely to be disappointed This book moves by so uickly that O'Connell doesn't take much time with the characters beyond their initial motivation so I personally found it hard to become emotionally attached to any of them I mean I wanted Caitlin to rescue her daughter but that's human nature and it shouldn't be the only thing vesting you in the story I'd particularly liked to seen the character of Dante the Magister of the Rogue Court and the Rogue Court itself fleshed out a little as well Heck even the motivation of the bad guys is pretty straight forward with no real subtlety or nuanceThe other problem I had with the book is the way that it was structured The characters were all together for say the first 60% of the book and then it essentially splits into two tales that merge together once at the very end I'm guessing the author was trying to make it feel like these stories were parallel which they should have been but instead it made it feel like one set of characters wrapped up their tale and then just disappeared until they were needed once It wasn't a book breaker but it did feel a little jarring for meAt one point in the book I debated whether or not I'd make it through I decided to push on and ultimately I was glad that I did so because the parts set in Tír na nÓg were really uite enjoyable and I admit that if this does become a duology or a trilogy I'd be willing to give this a look But if you're looking for something a little deeper you may or may not like what you find

  7. Beth Beth says:

    The Stolen was an intricately woven story that unfolds magnificently before your eyesCaitlin is attacked by fairies and is saved by Fian a fae outcast They uickly discover that the fairie attacked had much sinister motivewhich leads to Caitlin's daughter Fiona kidnapped Fian jumps on board to help Caitlin Combined they recruiting assistance from their friends which ends up giving them a very uniue band of allies Can they uncover the nefarious plot before its too late to save Fiona?This story had a plot riddled with unexpected twists and turns The characters each have their own baggage that they must traverse while trying to uncover the who and why behind the kidnapping The author takes an uniue angle to add some romantic interest and it wasn't with the characters I suspected The Stolen was an entertaining darker fantasy I found the characters faced real emotional issues even though they are mythical creatures of power A modern day fairy tale The Stolen was a great readI received this ARC copy of The Stolen from Harper Voyager Impulse in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication August 5 2014Written by Bishop O'ConnellSeries An American Faerie TaleSeuence in Series 1Page Count 464 pagesPublisher Harper Voyager Impulse Publication Date August 5 2014Rating 4 starsISBN 10 0062358790ISBN 13 978 0062358790Genre Urban Fantasy | ParanormalFind this book on | Barnes NobleReviewed for

  8. Ingrid Seymour Ingrid Seymour says:

    The Stolen is a fairy tale that is as action packed as any good thriller except well with fae and pixies and brownies and ogres and The action sucks you in from the very first chapter and carries you until the very end of the book There are a few surprises interesting magic tricks and intrigue The fast pace will please anyone who enjoys snappy action although it may be too speedy for one who enjoys character driven stories with room to breathe and ponder Brendan is a big lovable character but it is Edward with his all consuming love for Fiona and Caitlin who takes the prize for my favorite Enjoy

  9. Nancy Nancy says:

    When Caitlin Brady’s daughter Fiona is kidnapped by oíche sidhe she finds her fate lies in the hands of Brendan a mysterious kilted stranger Caitlin’s everyday world seems suddenly peopled by terrifying creatures she thought only existed in fairytales Yet help also arrives from unexpected places like her dear friend and confidante Edward a doctor by day and a fledging wizard in secretThis breathless action packed novel introduces a mysterious fairy world that coexists with our own Plausible characters and a fascinating back story suck the reader in as unexpected plot twists make the pages speed by O’Connell’s descriptions engage all the senses creating an almost tangible impression The author’s portrayal of Caitlin is particularly sensitive; her character is an elouent mix of endearing and strong ualities as she faces the possible loss of her only child Avoiding cliché endings the conclusion hints at a seuel

  10. Michelle Hauck Michelle Hauck says:

    I wasn't sure if I would like The Stolen after the first chapter I don't usually care for books that jump right into heavy emotional scenes But then the next chapters also jumped ahead in time and brought us to the modern world and introduced a whole new situation I was soon hookedI like Caitlin and her desperate uest to find her daughter and recover her from the Fae She was a great leading character just from her sheer determination to be involved in all aspects of the rescue She wasn't going to sit at home and wait But my favorite characters was Eddy and Dante Eddy is a wizard who has never practiced his powers and Dante is a very smooth elf They absolutely stole the show for me And the pace of the story and great action descriptions made it a clean sweep The Stolen is just a fun read

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