Finding Sky by Joss Stirling Book Review

Title: Finding Sky (Benedict #1)

Author: Joss Stirling

Publisher: OUP Oxford
Tagline: Discovering your soulmate has never been so dangerous
Cover Opinion: I love how the design is like an intricate maze to your soulmate.
Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ - You should read it

(summary from goodreads)

When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don’t have. Zed tells her they are both Savants – people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder – meant to be together.

When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it’s like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it’s just not that easy – she’s a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed’s relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky’s hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

A friend recommended this book to me and I was reluctant to read it. After going through every paranormal book I could get my hands on, I was a bit bored of the usual 'He's a vampire' 'Oh look he's a vampire too' and 'I think she's a witch'. Now I didn't know what the whole 'savant' thing was but no way was I going to read that book. But I did. And no I totally don't regret it!

Sky Bright - Now I may not like her name, but she is a likeable character. After being abandoned at a young age because she can see people's auras, Sky has a poor self-image. She thinks she is 'bad' and unlikable and is more shocked than anything when Zed announces his feelings for her. As the book progresses, Sky's character strengthens as she begins to believe in herself. Sky may start as nothing more than a petite blonde with 'bambi eyes'  but she ends up as a girl who knows her mind.

Zed Benedict - The youngest of seven (equally hot) brothers all with names beginning with one of the last seven letters of the alphabet, Zed has issues. As the seventh son, he is more powerful than his siblings and having a power to read one's mind may seem fun until you can see everything your savant siblings can as well. After a while good and bad can seem to become one. To prevent that Zed needed his other half, his soulfinder. Queue Sky's timely arrival at a new school in America and their meeting. Voila. 

Or maybe not, Sky's in denial about her powers and Zed's just fifty shades of messed up. They have to get through that and then have to deal with accepting a relationship which quite frankly Sky has no belief in.  Throw in some hot brothers, bad guys and family troubles and make the perfect book.

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