Fall for the lie…
Then unravel the truth.
Misty is a one-girl disaster zone. Born with a Savant ‘gift’ that means she can never tell a lie, her compulsive truth-telling gets her into trouble whenever she goes.
So when she meet Alex: gorgeous, confident and impossibly charming, Misty instantly resolves to keep her distance… Someone so perfect could never be hers, surely?
But a dark shadow has fallen across the Savant community. A serial killer is stalking young people who have there special mental powers. Soon one of them will be taken to the edge of death… and beyond.
I love these books!
Misty is the niece of Crystal who had her own book in the Benedicts series. Misty is a disaster zone. Her Savant gift means that people around her, and herself, cannot tell a lie.
Misty is on a trip to South Africa with Uriel to find his soul seeker.
When they arrive there, Misty’s aunt has already narrowed down a few potential females for Uriel but after a false start it looks like nothing is going right. Until he does meet her at a school for boys.
While there Misty meets Alex and his friends. Alex is gorgeous and confident but around her his charm doesn’t seem to work. They get off to a few wrong starts and when Misty over hears them talking about her and how none of them would ever date her, Misty feels like crap.
After a few more days with Alex she finally leaves South Africa knowing that she won’t really see him again. Until he arrives at her school with the others for the debating team.
Misty, although she fancies him, knows he’s not for her and tries to get him to talk telepathically to her best friend Summer, knowing that they would be more suited as Soul Finders then she would be. But when it turns out that Misty is his Soul Finder she’s in for a bumpy ride.
Alex has no family and hasn’t had to care for anyone so he doesn’t know how to deal with this. When a long lost Uncle of Alex’s turns up and wants to get to know him, Alex and Misty’s relationship starts to get rocky and when they have an argument at a Pizza restaurant and Misty fails to go home, she knows that the Savant serial killer has her. But who it is is the surprising thing.
Ending up in America with her kidnapper it’s a matter of life and death, especially with Alex and the other Benedicts on their way.
But when one of them does end up on the brink of death what’s going to happen? And will they be able to save them?
Okay so I loved the Benedict brothers from the first book Finding Sky. I loved this world of Savants and the whole idea that there’s the other half of you out there. Very romantic!
Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix and Seeking Crystal focused on the three younger Benedict brothers: Zed, Yves and Xav. This book focused on Uriel one of the older Benedict boys. I’m glad they managed to get him into a book to find his soul seeker, because at the end of Seeking Crystal we knew where the other three Benedict boys soul seekers were. (One of them is already married in the first book).
Even though this was about Misty, I liked how they still included all the other characters and didn’t take away from the fact this was about Uriel finding his but at the same time it was about Misty finding hers. (I’m just typing whatever is coming to mind so I’m sorry if it doesn’t make sense!)
Misty is a great character. I love her Savant gift even if she doesn’t because when she tells the truth it can be quite funny in some cases. Misty does grow throughout the book and becomes a stronger person and her story and how she is with her friends and all the other Benedicts is great. Her relationship with Alex is tested but that’s what make romance books great. Her gift with Alex does make a few moments awkward but it’s… ahhh just great.
Alex is hot. Seriously. I love how he learns to care for others throughout the book, not really knowing how to do that in the beginning. He is so surprised by Misty and in the beginning he is a bit mean to her (there is a reason though!) But the whole relationship is full of ups and downs. Alex wants to be there for Misty but when a relative turns up out of the blue he finds it hard to maintain the balance of keeping one or the other happy. He is a great character though and the ending with him and the feels and oh god I was a wreck of feels.
I loved Misty’s friends, Angel and Summer and how well they fit in with the other Benedicts.
Uriel and his soul finder Tarryn are great too and there gifts work well together, especially when it’s needed towards the end of the book!
As I mentioned the feels at the end are… god I couldn’t cope!
I love these books. I do love my dystopian and fantasy books but sometimes a little YA romance is a great break from all of those and these are my biggest loves. It’s just so easy to get lost in them and I love the characters and how well they interact with each other.
I read this book in a day… and the next book that came after it!
You should definitely read them just to get away from the world and to fall in love with the notion that you have a soul mate out there somewhere.
4 out of 5 stars