Stealing Infinity (Stolen Beauty #1) by Alyson Noël
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These days, I’ve been killing it when it comes to letting people down. Now I’ve been kicked out of high school, arrested, and accepted into a remote, off-the-grid school owned and operated by an inscrutable billionaire tech guru. Gray Wolf Academy is looking for a certain kind of student. Ones that no one will miss. Like me.
Then there’s Braxton. The beautiful, oddly anachronistic guy who showed up right when the trouble started. And he’s a total enigma—which means that I definitely can’t trust him, even if there’s something about him that makes me want to.
They all tell me I have a gift. A very rare gift. And Gray Wolf Academy wants me to learn it. To use it. Because if what they say is true, I have all the time in the world.
And that makes me the most dangerous high school student you’ll never know…
What an intriguing take on Oliver Twist and time traveling. I was drawn immediately into this fantastical story which is infused with suspense, numerology, treachery, and a slow-burn romance.
Natasha is no longer the person she used to be. Grades and the future are no longer important and her popular but untrustworthy girlfriend leaves a lot to be desired. It’s that “friend” whom she follows down the rabbit hole and ends up at Gray Wolf Academy where nothing is as it seems. Apparently, Natasha has a gift that makes her a dangerous target.
Natasha’s new life at Gray Wolf Academy is tenuous at best. It appears someone wants to use her for his own personal nefarious gains, and someone wants her to disappear. The fun part is trying to figure out who she can trust and find out what her special gift is. Each time Natasha time-travelled I was more nervous than she was as she works hard for her Gets (treasures to steal) while trying to stay unscathed in a past era and, more importantly, to return in one piece. There are not many obvious good guys in this story, but there is a shitload of nasty backstabbers and liars that make it all the more interesting and I can’t wait for them to get their just desserts. There is a romance here when Natasha falls for the handsome and kind Braxton. He’s an enigma who holds a lot of secrets that may be closer to home than she thought. However, I’ll have to wait for the next book in the series to find out. Sigh….
I am blown away by this incredible fantasy full of gripping subterfuge and compelling characters. Give this exciting book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Noël for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With 9 New York Times bestsellers, and over 8 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 36 languages, sold in over 200 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, NCIBA, and Walmart Bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader’s Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer’s Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show’s “Give the Gift of Reading” segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot List” and Beach Book Club Pick.
Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine’s “20 Women to Watch,” she’s been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business Awards” as well as their “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” award. The dramatic rights for The Soul Seekers are optioned to Cheyenne Enterprises and Traziende films; the dramatic rights to Saving Zoë are optioned to actresses/producers Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), with Jeffrey G. Hunt (Vampire Diaries, Gotham) directing; dramatic rights to The Immortals are optioned to Gil Adler (Valkyrie, Constantine) & Jason Rosenberg.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, she’s lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled back in Southern California.