I’ve wanted to do a book review for a longtime and when I read today’s daily prompt: Desert, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to this book by Lucy Christopher.
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.
(That was the blurb of the book)
I loved this book so much for many reasons.
There were no stereotypes and the author went into so much depth with the characters. She made this whole unusual world come alive. I found beauty and lust; danger and fury; love and conflict. I can’t explain the power this book has, the reality.
I discovered things I had never realised before. This book, full of fire, was like a beacon in my life. There is so much I want to say about: like how the ending took me off guard completely yet my subconscious suspected it somehow. There is so much I want to tell you so you will realise why I’m in love with Stolen: A letter to My Captor. But I can’t say anything that won’t spoil the ending Lucy Christopher created.
What I can say is: READ THIS BOOK! Trust me it’s magical and I don’t say that word often about books. I don’t care if you have to go to a library, buy it online or buy it in a local store, JUST READ IT! You’ll thank me later. 😀
Below is a video I found of the blurb.