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Seeking Crystal

(Benedict-Savant #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  8,316 ratings  ·  617 reviews
Sparks will fly . . . Passion will ignite . . .

Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over he
Paperback, 258 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Oxford University Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Daisy you don't HAVE to but i would recommend it so you know the Characters better and the two previous stories
oh by the way to help ~ the two previous stor…more
you don't HAVE to but i would recommend it so you know the Characters better and the two previous stories
oh by the way to help ~ the two previous stories are called:
~Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
~Stealing Pheonix by Joss Stirling
and they are from the girl's point of view
Happy Reading
Daisy :)

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Seeking Crystal is the third book in the intriguing and extremely gripping Benedict series. If your looking for a set of books to get obsessed over this year, make sure you pick up this series.

Crystal Brook doesn't seem to have paranormal powers like she should have been born with. She's not clever, she's not pretty and, to rub it all in her big nose, she's always been in the shadow of her successful older sister, Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a run-in with the gorgeous Benedict brothers leaves
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May 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Oh now this is a really hard review to write. I really really loved the first two books in this series. I couldn't get enough of Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix they were just so good, so it pains me to have to write anything negative at all about Seeking Crystal but I have to be honest and tell you how I felt.
I didn't completely hate it, not by a long shot. I think the plot for this book was utterly AMAZING; I was absorbed in it from the very beginning. The secrets we discover about Crystal we
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
CAPTURING CAPTURING CAPTURING CAPTURING CAPTURING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pleease let it be capturing instead of seeing. It sounds soooooooooooo much more romantic and exciting and dramatic!!!!!!!
Oh oh oh I can't wait for this book! I think I'm going to faint!
Uh what's that? It's going to be published in....2013?!............


I don't know if I'm being too strict or too lenient. But I know one thing for sure - I am just too disappointed. I mean, when you've marked the release date of the
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
BUT WHY 2013!!!!
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the series yet! and Uriel and Victor better have different books... they define holy hotness!

Sky's right at the end.. everyone has a soft spot for Xav.. including me!

"But thanks for worrying about me, Beauty."
"Please stop calling me that." I folded my arms across my chest.
"Fine." Drumming the steering wheel, he glanced at me briefly before turning back to the traffic.
"Hey, Beau—my respected and very equal cupcake, what’ve I done to annoy you? "

:O the blurb.. hehe love these typ
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was ok

The third book in the series, the books revolve around the seven Benedict brothers, who are all Savants - people with special powers. Each brother is desperate to find their Soulfinders. Youngest brothers Zed and Yves found their heroines in the previous installments. This time around two of the Benedict brothers get their HEA.
The story kicks off when oldest brother Trace finds his soulfinder in Diamond Brooke. Seconds after meeting they're kissing each other and planning their lives tog
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, paranormal
This and my other reviews can be found at

Crystal has always been the failure in her family with no Savant power and disappointing grades, especially compared to her sister who has just found her Soulfinder Trace Benedict, but when disaster hits both Crystal and Xav, the annoying Benedict, have to join together to save their loved ones and maybe discover how they feel about each other. While Seeking Crystal is just as good as the others the romance in this
Rimsa Ivashkov
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘Another piggyback?’
‘No, my pride can’t take it.’ He sat down on the hump of the bridge and pulled off his Timberlands. He thrust them in my arms. ‘Here, hold these. Don’t, whatever you do, drop them.’ Then before I could think what he intended, he swept me into his arms and strode into the calf-deep water.
‘Xav! I’ve boots on—there’s no need.’
He hugged me closer. ‘There’s every need, my lady. Have you not read the Gentleman’s Guide to Gallantry?’
I shook my head, giggling as he hissed when his to
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Best one yet - love it

Please bear in mind that this is the third book in the series and the review may contain spoilers for the previous books.

I adore this series so so so much, I was querying whether this was the last book in the series earlier today and Joss very kindly posted THIS on her blog. So fingers crossed we will be seeing more of the Benedicts in the future.

Seeking Crystal manages to tie together outstanding elements of the plot from the previous 2 books. It never ceases to amaze me h
Seeking Crystal has been my favourite story from the Savant world.
The story was kind of grabbing me and I really liked Crystal and her sister.

This book had the same flaws as the other 2 books of the trilogy. There is no chemistry and the soulfinder thing just doesn't feel like as special as it is supposed to be. The problems are solved way too easily.

I will finish this series at this point and will probably won't read any further books in this series.
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I´m in love with the Benedict family ♥

Crystal comes from a large family of Savants but she has always felt like a failure compared to her brothers and sisters, she is the only one who isn't able to communicate telepathically and she has the most useless Savant ability ever. The only thing she is any good at is finding things that people have lost - so she's the person who her family turn to when they lose their car keys but not for much else. Crystal has travelled to Denver with her sister Diamond for a conference arranged by the Be ...more
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
This review was originally published at Fluttering Butterflies

Oh lordy, do I absolutely LOVE the Benedict brothers. Really and truly, I love them. And I loved this latest installment, which pairs up two of the Benedict brothers with sisters Diamond and Crystal.

I really felt for Crystal, the main character of this story. She's always been treated a bit badly by her family for being a dud savant. She has no powers, she's not great with schooling. She really figures herself to have no real future,
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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May 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: zis-2016-reads
I REALLY liked Xav. like really. really.

am I the only one that feels uncomfortable reading about another couple interacting and like showing pda? like lbr here no one would show this much pda in front of their family.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is such and entertaining series. I am enjoying finding out more about this family and the different dynamic that each member is facing with these big secrets they have to keep from friends and most significantly in this series; from the people that they want to be around. In this instalment we follow crystal who feels like the underdog in a family of Savants, mixed with a little haters to lovers scenario this was an incredible tale of Crystal needing to find something full filling outside o ...more
Rachel (aka Ms4Tune)
The first half of this was soo slow and I found some of the 'romance' aspects very cringey. The second half was better. FULL REVIEW TO COME

“Xavier, you have given me more grey hairs than all my sons put together.’ Saul frowned, then corrected himself. ‘To be fair, you and Zed. Just try not to add to them tonight.”


My review can also be found HERE

I just love this series. I love Joss Stirling’s portrayal of family love and endurance. It doesn’t matter what life throws at the Benedict family,
Lyndsey O'Halloran
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
The setting for this book is very different from the others in the series. Crystal and her sister Diamond head to Denver for a very quick trip but there, Diamond manages to meet her Soulfinder. This is a massive deal for all Savants, which Crystal and Diamond both are and it sets the scene for the rest of the book. Although this book is about Crystal, Diamond finding her other half means heading back to Venice, where they live so that a wedding can be planned. I really liked that Denver was incl ...more
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Seeking Crystal is book three in the Benedict series and author Joss Stirling is still going strong. This is one of my favourite series - ever, and they just get better and better with each book.

This time around we see Crystal Brooks - who has always been apart of the Savant world, however she feels more disconnected then everyone towards her gift. It hardly works and it makes her feel sick. So when her sister, Diamond finds her soul finder in Tracy Benedict, Crystal has no choice but to meet t
Captain Dem the second
it was a MASTERPIECE! not as perfect though as the first one. i have to say i didnt love it as much as i did love Finding Sky. Xav was a hell of a funny and cute and sexy person
this book was the most lets say advanced when it came to the things couples do from the three
with that i mean the kissing scenes were MUCH better and the cute words and phrases were sexier and sweeter
i didnt like the fact that she didnt have something
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
At the beginning of the book, we are introduced to two of the main characters, sisters Crystal and Diamond, who are away on a business trip. At the very beginning of the book Diamond finds her soulmate, Trace, or her 'soulfinder' as they are known in this series. The two sisters meet the rest of Trace's family, and Crystal develops an instant dislike to Xav, one of the other Benedict brothers.
Crystal, unlike other savants, doesn't have an 'amazing' talent, as she sees it, she is actually quite
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
It started really boring but I liked it in the end.

We have a tall female protagonist! Practically unseen!

What I liked about this book was her ability! So different and unique! Finally the Benedicts brothers can find their soulmates! ALL OF THEM.

So, the book started with Crystal and her sister Diamond being attacked by muggers, and who finds them? Obviously a Benedict. Trace and Diamond become Soulfinders, and kiss and kiss, while Crystal, injured on the floor waited patienly for them to stop.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who can enjoy a good book
Do you know what it's like to laugh that much, your cheeks hurt? Well I do, Xav is just so funny!

This book is certainly worth of 5 stars, nothing less. I really enjoyed this book, it's exciting and I could't put it away. I really don't know how Joss does it, most of the time when I read the sequel of a book, I expect the first one to be the best. But every book is just as good as the last one, if not, even better.

The quote I loved the most and that stayed with me was: "Sometimes the comedy stops

Blurb: Sparks will fly . . . Passion will ignite . . .

Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by th
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Looking at the description it seems that Crystal and Xav are meant to be together... But when you read it it says Diamond is engaged to one of the Benedict boys.

Solution 1:
Crystal and Xav don't get together and they are simply working to help their brothers and sister. The story would be based around them, but not focus on the romance.

Solution 2:
We have 2 romances in one book. Get over it, people.

Edit because of brainwaves...

Solution 3:
Diamond may not be the brother's soulfinder...

Am I overthink
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Joss continues the line of good books, and i love the new setting of Venice. Even though i think that finding sky will always be my favorite of the novels, i did like this new novel better than her second, but that may just be personal preferance to the brothers. It had a gripping ending and left the stories future wide open. The characters were lovable and i always seemed to put Xaiv and Crystal against the world. It was also quite intresting to have a fully functional european savent family an ...more
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
re-read in 2017 - I was surprised that I remembered so little about this book. Of course it has been 5 and a half years since my first read. Still loved Xav!

I can't wait for this book to come out already!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaah!!!!
I really hope its about Xav, because honestly, he is my favourite Benedict out of all of them!!! He's awesome!

I finally got to read it and I LOOOOOVED IT!!!! Xav is and will always be my favourite Benedict, he is just so freaking awesome. I enjoyed all the action i
I have to say I was a little bit disappointed in the ending of this series.

I liked Xav in all the other books & still really loved him here.

But Crystal for me was a disappointment. She was IMO a very selfish character & never really redeemed herself for me.
Also one minute she was hating herself, then she thought she was all that and a packet of crisps & then it was like the author remembered that the character was supposed to be riddled with self doubt.

I really loved the first 2 books & will def
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like how the story started. I mean, Diamond and Trace had only met for about a minute and already they were in each others arms - kissing.

However, I find Crystal really interesting - she can't use telepathy and yet almost every Savant can.

Xav is interesting too. Stirling didn't mention him much in Finding Sky, the first book in the series, but in Stealing Phoenix, the second book, there is a lot more of him. And obviously Seeking Crystal is all about him and Crystal.

Overall, I really wa
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
man its killing me to wait until next year to read this book.


Seeking Crystal was a bit disappointing, the protagonist, Crystal is really annoying and quite selfish during the beginning but thank the Lord she came threw. I loved Xav and how utterly sweet and protective he was of Crystal and man, I swear, as the story about the Benedicts progresses I just fall deeper in love with them >:D. I hope the next one will be about Victor, his story sound very interesting.... >:D
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Joss Stirling is a British novelist. Her first novel under this name was the internationally successful, Finding Sky, which is followed by five others in the same series entering into the savant world of young people with special powers. Central to the story are the Benedict Brothers, seven talented guys from Colorado.

In a second series, Struck, Joss begins a new world of detective romance. The f

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