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01 February 2011


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Jackie Parker

There's that Tanith Lee series with wolf, I think, in the title. I'd be better I'd I were somewhere near a computer rather than on my phone. I felt pretty 'meh' about the one I read, but some really love them.

And you already know about Stolen. To an extent, there's a little captivity-ishness to Outlander by Gabaldon.


Yeah, it's funny, because I'd never thought about the captive aspect of The Blue Sword until yesterday -- because before too long, Harry is pretty happy (or content, at the very least) about her situation. So it made me wonder if there were others that were equally awesome (without, again, being creepy and Rape Is The Way To True Lurrrve).


Wouldn't Sharon Shinn's Archangel fit that category?


Oh, I haven't read that -- I'll look it up -- but it occurs to me that Meredith Ann Pierce's Darkangel does...


Oh, Leila. For the love of all that is holy. Read Archangel.

The Hollow Kingdom by Clare Dunkle comes to mind. Loved that one.

There's also Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare. While I didn't love it as much as The Witch of Blackbird Pond, it really is worth a read.


I will ILL the crap out of it on Friday, I promise. And I haven't read Dunkle, but have been meaning to, so I'll get that one, too.

Thank you!

Gillian Dawson

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, has Rapunzel busting herself out of the tower. Come to think of it, Hale's Book of a Thousand Days also has the heroine trapped in a tower.

Remembering Green by Lesley Beake is a short tween book with a kidnapped heroine.

Wolf Tower is the Tanith Lee one mentioned above.


Hm, the book "First Truth" by Dawn Cook (and especially its sequel, "Hidden Truth") is sort of along this vein . . . though with those the situation is that the heroine is searching for a book that's hidden in a partially abandoned castle, and the keeper of the castle is the villain. So the heroine and her love interest are both sort of trapped there with this falsely hospitable antagonist. It's more of a fantasy story than a suspense or strictly captivity story, though I found it to be a fun read, anyway. Definitely not rapey.

As for Wolf Tower, I found it to be kind of confusing, but I was pretty young when I read it so maybe it's just me.

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