Source: Sparkle Book Tours
Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, refusing to be part of the foster system. Biding her time until she’s eighteen, with little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong?
Getting caught is just the beginning of Madeline’s adventure as she meets Weston and discovers the secret of where she came from. A dark and sinister past begins to emerge, and forces Madeline to come face to face with the unexpected.
Is it possible that she isn’t who she thought she was? What happens when she is has to accept the reality of what is actually real?
Author Interview –
Hi Ruth! I loved your book!
Thank you so much!! :) I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the novel.
What was your inspiration for the story?
A few things. I really loved a show on FOX called Dark Angel, where it dealt with a lot of conspiracies and a girl that was different. I thought it’d be fun to write something edgy and unique with a science fiction twist. I also recently got into the show Orphan Black when I wrote Stolen Art, so that added a little inspiration to the mix.
What was your favorite part of Stolen Art?
I really enjoyed how they turned the tables on Stem Tech Institute and figured a way to stop the corporate goons.
Does your previous experience with poetry help you with your writing today?
All of my writing experiences help shaped me into the writer that I am today. Both poetry and fan fiction.
What is your favorite food fuel when you are working on your book?
I love bagel chips and also Cry Baby Chews. Terrible but yummy food.
What do you do when you are not writing?
If I’m working it would be marketing my books, reading, or watching television.
When you are at a coffee shop, what do you order?
Decaf Frappucino or Decaf Caramel Machhiato depending on the weather. I can’t have caffeine.
Can you tell me a little bit about your book blog?
Sure! On Write Away Bliss I host young adult, new adult, and middle-grade novels. There’s reviews, book tours, and interviews. I also host some exclusive content for my own novels like character interviews that you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you Ruth Silver for the interview!
In An Oyster Shell- This book was surprisingly unique and unpredictable and has some great Si-fi aspects to it. I recommend this book.
The Pearls –
The overall concept of this book is just surprising and unique. I love the play on words in the title. “Stolen Art” it’s not what you think. That was the hook for me, the divergent plot. It seems like a typical YA foster youth gets caught and that opens to something bigger. That something bigger in this book, is mind blowing. I could go on and on about the concept of this book it is intriguing.
The characters of this book were well developed. The main character is strong from the start and goes through a phenomenal change along the journey. Paired with complimentary supporting characters it makes for a well-rounded cast. I love her sister and subtle love interest, Weston. There are some other fun characters, but I’ll let you discover them for yourself.
I enjoy the book. It’s a fun YA that I would definitely suggest that you add to your To Read list.
The Sand – The only thing I didn’t like about this book is the characters seemed to chase their tales sometimes. The indecision of the characters messed with the flow of the book ever so slightly.
All in All I give this 4 Pearls. This book is totally worth your time.
I rush back up the dark stairwell, shoving the key into the doorknob. It takes a minute for the lock to click and I push myself inside the apartment, securing every lock and deadbolt. I can’t stay here in Hutchinson, Kansas any longer. Pulling my phone from my purse, I text Weston.
Tatiana is here. It’s not safe for me.
I grab the few belongings that have any value to me, sentimental or otherwise, and shove it into my shoulder bag, including the stolen silver necklace. It has value and if I’m forced on the run, I’ll need money to survive.
What did Weston mean he knew Tatiana is at the bar? Had he seen her? Is he there?
What do you mean, you know? I type into the phone. If he saw her, why didn’t he warn me? I can’t go down out the front door and it’s only a matter of time until she finds me just a few feet away. I grow restless waiting for an answer.
The phone buzzes and displays an incoming call from Weston. “Wes, tell me you’re here.” The only thing to do is hop in his car and drive into the night, far from Kansas.
A female’s voice bubbles with laughter. “Oh he’s coming darling, but you should know he won’t get here in time. Amazing how easy it is to clone a phone number and steal his service. The advancements Stem Tech has made is encouraging.”
Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of the Aberrant trilogy. With a passion for writing and a love of story-telling, Ruth is actively writing two series: Royal Reaper and Orenda. She also writes The Federal Agent Chronicles, an adult romance series under the name Ravyn Rayne for Blushing Books. Her interests include traveling, reading, and photography. Her favorite vacation destination is Australia. Ruth currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.