Series Saturday & Sunday: Finding Sky (Benedicts #1) by Joss Stirling

Every Saturday or Sunday I will review a book from a series. This weekend I'm starting with the Benedicts series by Joss Stirling, which consists of three books. So the next two weeks I will review the other parts, but today I'm starting with Finding Sky.

Title: Finding Sky

Series: Benedicts #1

Author: Joss Stirling

Synopsis: 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 realizing her true potential?

Review: Simply brilliant! Joss Stirling came up with an unique world of Savants, which easily captivates you and stays very realistic, so it's easy to believe everything she says.

Life hasn't been easy on Sky Bright. She doesn't remember her parents and she has these reoccurring nightmares of a woman leaving her on the side of the road.  Now she and her adoptive parents are moving from England to a small town in snowy Colorado. She has always been kind of an outsiders and being the new girl in town doesn't make it any easier. Luckily she makes a couple of friends and she starts to believe she might actually fit in, as soon as people stop making fun of her accent.

That is until she meets Zed. He's THE bad boy in town and Sky doesn't really know what to think of him. They are obviously drawn to each other, but most of the time they just irritate each other, until Zed realizes they are soulfinders. Except Sky has no idea what soulfinders or Savants are, but slowly she starts believing they are meant for each other. Unfortunately before they can have their happily ever after, a family of criminal Servants interrupt and puts their faith and love for each other to the test.

I absolutely adore Sky, she's of course simply adorable: she's very short, clumsy, has a dry sense of humor, often spaces out and isn't afraid to say what's on her mind. During the story she's mostly confused on everything that is going on, her past keeps interfering with her possible future, but luckily she has a very handsome boy, Zed, whom loves to help her out.

Zed is the youngest of seven boys, whom are all very cute and talented. But being the seventh son, means he's a bit more special than the rest. Having all this power makes him act out and receive that bad boy reputation, but then he meets Sky and he's immediately irritated by this little, British Bo-Peep.

Once he gets over his irritation for her he finally realizes they are meant for each other, only now he has to convince her of his love, which isn't easy if you have been behaving like a jerk. The chemistry between these two just blows right of the pages and certainly in the beginning you're screaming at them for being such idiots and not seeing what is right in front of them.

The transformation in Zed is major. From bad boy to nearly being whipped, but luckily he stays a little edgy.

I can't say much more without without giving away any spoilers, so you're just going to have to read this story. It's a great combination of love and suspense, even a little unexpected action and some humor in between.

P.S. Reading Sky's parts with a British accent makes it even better.

About author: Julia Golding was born in March 1969 in London and grew up on the edge of Epping Forest. She originally read English at the University of Cambridge.
Golding lives in Oxford and works as a freelance writer. She is married with three children.

In 2007 she was selected by Waterstone's as one of the 25 Authors of the Future.

Golding also publishes under two pen names: Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards.

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