Friday, December 10, 2010

REVIEW: Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

Finding Sky
Author: Joss Stirling
Pages: 320
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 7th October 2010

From Amazon
"You have half our gifts, I have the other . . . "

When English girl Sky, catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can't get him out of her head. He talks to her with his thoughts. He reads her mind. He is the boy she will love for ever. Dark shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.

Sky has lived with her adoptive parents since she was ten years-old. She doesn't remember anything from her past, not even who her biological parents are. 
She's just moved to the US with her arty mum and dad, Sally and Simon Bright. There, she meets badboy Zed, and find out he is a Savant, and that she's one too.

I really liked the characters introduced in Finding Sky. I though that Sky was fantastic - a British girl in an American city, it's hard for her, but she manages. Especially when Zed, who has previously showed no interest towards her whatsoever (actually, it's quite the opposite.. ), starts spouting all this rubbish about having powers and stuff?! I loved how she struggled to believe everything Zed was telling her. She didn't just agree to everything he said and believe that they would fall in love with each other and live happily-ever-after. Oh no, she put up a fight. Which was awesome of her, and very refreshing, I think it's the first time I've seen somebody like this! Sky's troubled past and relatability made her even more lovable, she was an ordinary girl with the usual teen insecurities and I really admire Stirling for this creating this fantastic character.

The Benedict family were awesome! They all had such remarkable gifts, and hello! Six hot brothers and a badass mother (and father)! Now I will try to name each brother: Trace. Uriel. Victor. Will. Xavier. Yves. And then Zed. Notice anything..? Interesting name choices. Certainly an edgy way.

The whole Savant idea was another refreshing concept! It's different from the usual vampires, werewolves and angels, which made it sound so much more fascinating and unique. The different powers and abilities that the Savant's had was highly interesting, I loved the telepathic connection between Zed and Sky! Their thoughts were very funny and extremely cute! 

I found it incredibly romantic that the two are also Soulfinders, Savants with a special kind of bond; they are two halves of a whole. Usually, it takes a lifetime for a Savant to discover their Soulfinder.

Finding Sky is a stunning debut, I'm really looking forward to its sequel, Stealing Phoenix.


  1. Great review! This book sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

  2. thanks! i have had this book for ages and never got round to reading it, i will definately have to read now x


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