Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Review: Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
Title: Finding Sky
Author: Joss Stirling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/10/2010
Book source: UK Book Tours
My Rating: 9/10
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‘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. Shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.
This was a surprising read I have to admit. I never expected it would turn out to be the kind of story it was.
Since this book is primarily about finding your ‘soul mate’ I was worried that the romance would be one of those ‘I fell for you as soon as I saw you’ kind of reads. It certainly wasn’t. The romance was not at all rushed as was really believable as well as perfectly written. The characters still had substance and depth before they met each other and continued to develop afterwards making the romance very realistic. It helped that the guy involved was a total bad boy…sigh.
I loved how original the story was too. The idea behind some of the characters being ‘Savants’ and the story behind it was really cool to put it simply. It was a new and refreshing read. I only wish it was longer!
About the author:
Joss Stirling lives in Oxford and has always been fascinated by the idea that life is more than what we see on the surface. Researching Finding Sky saw her travelling in the characters’ footsteps, from the awe-inspiring landscape of the Rockies, down a white-river river on a raft, and to the artificial skyline of Las Vegas.
You can visit her website at http://jossstirling.com/