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Misty Falls by Joss Stirling

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Blurb:

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?

AAAAHHHH!

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

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Finding Sky by Joss Stirling book review

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Blurb:

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. Dark shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.

WOW!

Anyway this book follows Sky, a girl who has a deeply scarring past and a memory that wants to forget it all. She doesn’t know her real name so when she’s adopted by Sally and Simon Bright she picks the name Sky.

She’s been living with them for 6 years and when they get the opportunity to move to Colorado (her parents are artists and they go where the work is needed) they take the chance.

While there Sky makes some new friends and manages to snag the attention of Wrickenridge’s local bad boy Zed Benedict.

Its not long however until they both realise that their feelings for each other run deeper and when the truth finally comes out. It’s definetely a shock for Sky.

When she’s kidnapped by The Kelly’s, only Zed and his family can save her.

But will Sky finally come to understand what she is?
Will her past come to haunt her?
And will she finally accept Zed as her Soulfinder?

OH
MY
GOD

THIS BOOK!!

I LOVED IT

SERIOUSLY LOVED IT

HENCE THE BIG SHOUTY CAPITOL LETTERS!!

I picked this book up as the cover stood out to me. Its such a simplistic cover design but one that instantly draws your attention. And to be honest, the blurb drew me in too, espsically this line:
You have half our gifts, I have the other . . .

Ummmm WHAT GIFTS?!

So I had to buy it and I am so so so glad I did.

I’d never heard much about this book before but as soon as I opened the first page I was drawn in.

What Sky had been through interested me, and through some flashbacks, you got to see why she is like she is.

Sky won’t let anyone love her and is shocked when they do. So when she attracts the attention of local bad boy, motorbike driving, Zed… well its a bit of a shock becasue there is something about him that draws her in and she can’t help but be charmed by his soft side…

And why is that?

Because they are each others Soulfinders and together they are more powerful then they are seperate. With Zed being the youngest of seven brothers (did I forget to mention that?! My bad… YES THERE ARE MORE OF THEM!) its a shock that he’s managed to find his so early.

And then there’s the bad guys; The Kelly’s.

Who the Benedict clan helped to put two of the family members behind bars and when they find out that Sky is apart of the circle now they kidnap her in the attempt to get back at the Benedicts and Zed in particular.

So then comes a series of mind blowing scenes, those of which leave you biting your nails.

Everything about this book was brilliant and ZED… HOLY HELL!! TO ALL THAT HIS HOLY THAT GUY IS HOT!

SERIOUSLY HOT!

AND HE HAS BROTHERS!

ALSO HOT!

He is ultimate boyfriend material. He may come across as an arrogant badass with no manners but yet when he finds Sky she anchors him into this perfect specimen. He’s compassionate and loving and at the same time still manages to keep his protective streak.

And Sky?

She’s awesome! She may come across as a damsel in distress but she’s far from it. When she starts believing in everything she becomes an unstopaable force whose determined to protect her family and friends and Zed from harm.

And whats better is that I found out that there are two more books in the series about two of the other brothers so WOOHOO!! They will soon be in my hand thanks to Amazon!

But seriosuly guys READ THIS BOOK! You will not be disappointed and Sky’s past is upsetting. Its a book that’s hard to put down and it easily draws you in to the mysteries of Wrickenridge and all its inhabitants.

Oh and also Sky’s friends, Tina, Zoe and Nelson are also brilliant! They are her team of superheroes!

And the Benedict clan… Phew! Make sure you have a fan handy when reading it!

a definite 5 out of 5 stars!

READ IT!