Thursday, September 15, 2011

REVIEW: Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

I absolutely adored Finding Sky by Joss Stirling. I'd read good reviews of it when it was first published, but I dragged my feet a little bit about actually starting it. Perhaps I worried that there wouldn't be enough originality in another paranormal YA? But I was totally wrong in that respect and found Finding Sky really addictive reading with great characters and chemistry between the two main love interests. I found the paranormal bit to be quite fun to explore and I really look forward to reading more by Joss Stirling and definitely more about savants!

Finding Sky begins with our main character, Sky Bright, and her family moving from England to a small town in Colorodo. Sky has been adopted from a young age and while she remembers little about what happened before the Brights entered her life, it has had a profound impact on well she is able to let in others and she has severe trust issues.

So when she begins high school and finds herself attracted to Zed Benedict, bad boy, who is able to speak directly into her mind, instead of running towards him with open arms, Sky hangs back, afraid and uncertain. I really like that about this story, this reluctance to begin such a relationship when Sky herself is quite broken. She has a great voice though, I loved reading her inner commentary on those around her, especially the way in which she puts events and characters into a graphic novel panels in her head. Very quirky and fun.

Despite how Sky initially reacts towards this connection she has with Zed, there's little she can do to deny her own powers and also that thing she has with Zed - which is put to the test rather dramatically towards the end of the book. I think Zed is quite the unusual character as well and I liked getting to know him and his eccentric family as well. Hugely excited to know that his family are explored more in the sequel, Stealing Phoenix!

I'm so glad that I read this book and gave it a chance. It's something different and I wasn't expecting the story or the characters to hook me as completely as they did. I recommend it.


  1. How long have I been telling you to read this book???? Mmmm. You wait till you read Stealing Phoenix next!

  2. I am a bit reluctant to read this, because it sounds very much like every other paranormal romance! Glad you enjoyed it, though. :)

  3. I really really rreally love this book!!! On October 1st, Rising Phoenix is gonna be published here in Canada. I cant wait to read it! I love this author =9. The writting style in this book just hooked me right away! and the guy.. oh my god! she does know what, we, girls want! don;t you think? =9 yummy!!!

    Great review my dear! Im glad you liked it too ^_^

  4. I finished this one last night and it was absolutely amazing! I was the same as you, a little awry to start but so, so happy I did! :D

  5. Viv - You did tell me! I should have listened to you sooner :) I have read Stealing Phoenix, and I loved it as well!

    Cliona - That's what I thought as well, but it isn't!

    Natalia - Thank you for that very enthusiastic comment! :)

    Raimy - YAY! I'm so glad to hear that :)

  6. Great review. I've been seeing this one around for a while and it hasn't grabbed me. Maybe I should reconsider and give it a go at some point.


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