Single Sundays: Stolen by Lucy Christopher


Synopsis for Stolen (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.

Review:

I read this book as soon as it came out and finished it just as quickly!

This book was unlike anything I had ever read (and truthfully still is). It’s a dark read but I found myself sucked into the world we get. I think part of the reason it is so captivating is because it is told as a letter, which makes everything feel extremely personal and real.

It’s interesting to watch the relationship develop between Gemma and Ty. If this book had been released now and not 10 years ago, I would have classified this as a New Adult read because it has the dramatic flare to it–though this is a much more serious and dark flare that is an extreme we don’t see in New Adult reads.

It is an interesting and thought provoking book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Conclusion:

I don’t want to say much more about this book other than it is a very enjoyable read that is a unique find in the Young Adult world.

Rating: 5/5

Shorthand Stats:
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Recommended for: 16+
Heat Rating: cool
Point of View: First Person
SERIESous’ Top Book Series: Favourite Book
Similar Reads: Wanted by Amanda Lance (Wanted Series #1) You Against Me by Jenny Downham and Circle 9 by Anne Heltzel

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