Sunday, 12 September 2010
Review: Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
Due for Release: October 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author's Website: jossstirling.com
Purchase @ Oxford University Press Amazon.co.uk
“You have half our gifts, I have the others...”
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.
Finding Sky is the debut novel from Joss Stirling. This book has love, bad guys and a sexy hot guy with a motorbike. What more can a girl want?
Sky Bright is a teenage British girl with a troubled past. She has been uprooted by her adoptive parents and moved from Richmond-on-Thames, England to Wrickenridge, Colorado. Soon Sky meets Zed and there is an intense feeling of disliking between the two and they can’t stand to be around one another but no matter how hard Sky tries to hate Zed, she ends up falling in love with him.
Zed is a savant and he discovers his Souldfinder in Sky. Sky doesn’t take this too lightly and just carries on with life but tries to ignore all the supernatural stuff and her dark past. But in the end she can’t keep running and she has to face up to her unknown past and confront it head on if she is to get her life back on track and save the ones that she loves.
I loved the whole supernatural aspect of this book, it’s very relatable in the sense that it’s not that too far out of the norm to be deemed crazy. I must admit I had a bit of a hard time getting my head around the savant bit but it was all explained at the right time. The story was well established and the character development was slowly built up and then it all burst open at the arc of the storyline but all the new information wasn’t rushed. It was explained as and when it was required and when Sky was ready to hear it.
I can’t possible choose a favourite character or scene from this book and it was all great. I would highly recommend any young adult or adult that likes the genre to read this book. I must also note that I absolutely love the leaf design around each chapter heading and on the cover art.
Disclaimer: I was sent this book for review. I have not been paid to review this book. Everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.