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Finding Sky

(Benedict-Savant #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  20,350 ratings  ·  1,692 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 7th 2010 by Oxford University Press
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Manu Night World series by L.J. Smith.
Soulfinders, powers, different main character that still relates with the previous ones, etc.
The Secret Circle trilo…more
Night World series by L.J. Smith.
Soulfinders, powers, different main character that still relates with the previous ones, etc.
The Secret Circle trilogy by L.J. Smith.
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 Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf
5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Cover : Honestly if my reading group had not choosen Finding Sky as part of it monthly read I might not have otherwise have read it. Now don’t misunderstand me, the art decoration is so simple… well not simple…elegant is a better word to use. The vine used with what looks like ribbon to intertwine a heart gives no indication as to what lies beneath the cover other that a possible romance of some kind.

The Characters : Every book has them, heck without them th
Jan 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
It is pretty much a Twilight-like story. Sky is the new girl in school and immediately captures the attention of the bad guy of the school Zed.
From the very beginning both of them feel the connection and step by step they come closer and finally fall in love.
But nothing is perfect and soon Sky is kidnapped and Zed is the only one who can safe her...

One of the things I like about this book is the write style. It is authenthical and girlie and captivating. The plot is cheesy and the characters a
Aug 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bg-tr
Only 35 people, apart from me, gave this book one star. Wow. I feel like a special snowflake.

I gotta mention that I got this book as a birthday present from my best friends regardless of the fact that I told them not to buy me anything because I wasn't even home for my birthday. But they bought me a tiny ceramic tree with amethyst leaves, which I loved, and this book - not so much. I assume that they either have no idea what I like to read or simply hate me. Maybe both.

Now, let's get straight to
Alexa ❤️
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

'And the kissing?' He chuckled. 'I have to admit that's for me. I'm selfish that way.' (Page 112 - Zed)

Finding Sky takes your typical new girl moving to a small town and falling for the hot guy with a mysterious family to a whole new level.

The idea of savants is very unique and kind of has an X-men theme to it.

I like that Sky and Zed are pretty much complete opposites but they make up one whole.

At times Sky did annoy me with how much she didn't believe in her self but in the end she c
Aug 07, 2010 rated it liked it

TBR Reduce Challenge #8- 2011 (Alexa)

"You have half our gifts, I the other. Together we make a whole. Together we are much more powerful."

English girl, Sky Bright, just moved to Colorado since her adopted parents got a new job teaching at an art center in town.
Sky has always had a complicated life. She was abandoned at a motorway service station when she was six, traumatized and not being able to remember her own name. And while life seems to be better now, it all changes when she mee
Vicki Keire
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. This was one of those stumbled- upon gems of a book. It's even hard for me to pinpoint exactly why I love it so much because so much of this book is very standard fare these days: paranormal girl meets boy with a wonderful family who saves her romance type stuff. . It just has that extra kick that makes you fall in love with a book. Loved Sky- vulnerable, tough, sweet. I want the Benedicts to adopt me. Please please! I loved the way Stirling gave Sky a difficult past without making her ...more
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
You weird, weird book...I think this annoyed me to the same extent as I liked it...

BUT - first off: I want to say THANK YOU dear JoJo for sending me this book! Thank you so much! ♥

Now, what did I think of this? I must say, Finding Sky felt like a rather clumsy attempt at paranormal YA romance. Clumsy because there were just so many things that didn't make any sense to me at all - I'm sure I've got additional wrinkles on my forehead now because of all my frowning - and an attempt because...well..
Meg Moggs
When I first saw this book, I wasn't going to bother reading it. The blurb makes it out to be cliché and over the top, and I didn't fancy another Twilight. But still, I gave it a try and bought it. So one rainy afternoon, while I was still feeling lost after finishing my beloved L.J.Snith novel, I decided to read this. I was gripped from the first chapter. It had an intriguing start, and had a nice feeling of normality to it.

It starts off by warming us to the characters: Sky, her adoptive parent
Bungle Midnight Reads
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Just WOW! Why didn't I read this book sooner?

I think the above, taken from goodreads, tells you enough about the book and I kinda wish something similar was written on the back of the book itself.
I will admit this is a book I looked at over and over in work and for some reason I never bought it. But then one of my customers couldn't stop talking about it and we have very similar tastes. Before I had chance to buy the book she had come back into the shop and said 'read it, you'll love it' an
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

This was a slow building romance with a who-dunnit side plot that was well done, I enjoyed it.

Clean from swearing and any mentions of sex.
I do not have enough patience today to be subtle. I just want to say that in my opinion this 'New-Fragile-Bambi-Eyed-Girl-From-Britain-You-Were-Meant-For-Me-Let-Me-Pick-Your-Brains-Telepathically-And-Stay-With-Me-Forever-To-Save-My-Sanity' crap is a complete waste of time. Luckily I spent only 99 Cents for it (Kindle Deal of the Day). Therefore I stop reading the paranormally bad stuff after 30% pure struggle without being too angry with myself for acquiring it. ...more
Jac K
Sep 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: high-school-ya
I read this for my friend who leads a teen book club program, and wanted to leave notes in case anyone else needs to pre-read for content. This is not my usual jam, but I did go in with an open mind. It reads like a watered down Twilight plot (new small town, group of school friends, falls in with magical family that save her) with mix of Significance. Sky is new in town when she meets the broody bad boy Zed that doesn’t give any of the local girls the time of day. It starts with him acting like ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
This is another really light and non engaging paranormal book. Honestly it was nothing too special and I don't think I'll remember it for a very long time, but while I was reading it it was lots of fun. It was a very light and I read it in 3 hours. That's not normal for me. It usually takes me a lot more, but this book was just so addicting.
It pretty much stars like every paranormal book. The main female character moves to a small town where she meets a mysterious bad boy. The boy of course is r
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, paranormal
This and my other reviews can be found at http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/

Sky is the new British girl in high school in America, but like every other girl there, she is drawn to Zed Benedict, however, he seems to be acting strangely towards her. She is a Savant, a type of people with powers, but can she put her past behind her and grab her Savant future. Finding Sky is full of action, romance and has a great story, Sky is a really likable person and Zed is the perfect bad boy. I would rec
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.25

This was a great read. The story contained just the right amount of romance and mystery. The story was interesting and fun to read. It is about a girl named Sky who was left at the age of 10 and she is adopted. Her adopted parents move to America and she has to make a new life, and friends. As the time passes, she makes new friends and has an attraction towards Zed Benedict.

The characters were great. Sky is really down-to-earth. She is also shy and cute. Zed is the biker ba
The book is entertaining but still it couldn't persuade me completely.

I havent't read the blurb again before starting this book, so I had no idea what it was about or what I could expect from it.

The "secret" makes a nice change to the usual paranormal stuff. I really enjoyed the idea, though the background information remained quite thin. I also liked the characters. Sky has a great humour and I liked a lot of her sayings.
Unfortunately the story was very simple and didn't hold many surprises. I
Chloe Reads Books
This was NOTHING like I expected it to be. I went into this one completely blind and I’m so glad I did.
It was published in 2011, and that’s very evident throughout as it’s very typical of that time. But, I went in with no expectations and it was a pleasant surprise!
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite-books
I am impressed! One of my favourite books ever. Just the story that i had been searching for all these years - one that grabs my heart! I just fell in love with the story - the exciting possibility that there is more to life than the mundane everyday routine.

The book was truly amazing. It kept light , fun , romantic scene , but with the deep note of emotions and something truly magical. Sky and Zed's love makes you want to go outside in search of your own soulfinder!

The characters are so fun t
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Love this book. I was hooked straight away. The characters were described so well and having a book with a completely different topic from the norm was great. Savents never heard of them but i am presuming that they may become a big topic because they are a whole new area of people with a mystery and so not completely human as we know it. Sky is a great heroine. The book is set around her having an intense journey not only to another country but love and a whole side of herself which she has nev ...more
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok I kind of have a love-hate-relationship with this book.
Some things were just a little over the top and I don't know... Weird? But at the same time I couldn't stop reading this book and ended up finishing it in one sitting soooo
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Captain Dem the second
----4th read----
I actually want to cry after reading this after so much time. 6 years...
It brings back memories and feelings. Its main characters feel like long lost friends that came to make my day again. I read this book really fast, drinking every detail in, remembering everything.


I don't want to start analysing its pros and cons, it's a book that should simply be read.
In the beginning the way of writing may seem childish but as you get into the story you find the beauty hidden behind that
Sky has lived with her adoptive parents since she was 10 years old and remembers little of her life before she was with them. Her parents have been offered jobs running a new arts centre in Colorado and although this means the family leaving their home in Richmond, England they are excited about moving to America. Sky is beginning to settle into her new school and finds herself drawn to the school bad boy Zed. At first he ignores her but then she starts hearing his voice in her head and she thin ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was kind of boring to be honest. You can basically foresee what is going to happen throughout the entire story. The concept is used so often that there really isn't anything unique about it. As a matter of fact, it kind of reminds me of Twilight. The typically bad-boy/good-girl sort of book. Wish there was something special about it. Kind of dissapointed. Don't think I will continue the series. ...more
Yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I didn't know I was looking for. I haven't read PNR in quite a while. I've kind of unintentionally drifted away from it but this was so refreshing at a time when it seems like nothing I read has been satisfying. I started reading this with no expectations but from the first page, the descriptive, almost poetic writing about the Colorado mountains really drew me in.

The main idea behind this story is this: there are people out there with extra sensory abilities
Nitzan Schwarz
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To read a proper review for Finding Sky as well as other reviews, go to my blog; Drugs Called Books!

So, I loved this book. Zed and Sky are so cute together! He is simply adorable! It was funny and the romance was just so cute!! Definitely a good read.
I do have some complaints, though.
It had what I call a "weak beginning". It wasn't that it wasn't interesting, it just didn't manage to grab me and I found myself wondering from the story, often having to read one paragraph twice. After she met Zed
Sarah Elizabeth
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
(I was given this book for free on a read-to-review basis.)
16-year-old Sky has issues. She can’t remember much of her life before the age of 10, not even her real name. Dumped on the streets at the age of six, she can’t remember much before she was adopted by Sally and Simon her new parents, and if she’s honest she doesn’t really want to remember.

Now Sky finds herself in a new country and a new school. Her parents have just accepted new jobs in America, and she’s had to move with them, from Lond
Akhem. Finding Sky is one of the novels that could be a total hit, but is totally bland instead.

Sky is a girl with dark and pushed away from memory past. When she moves to US and meets the guy who claims to be her other half, she keeps it low, fights the danger, relieves her memory, blah, blah, add the paranormal bit, blah.

Akhem. Obviously, there is a pattern in the story, so there is little surprise for a reader. It reminds me of the very repetitive historical romances where the book won't end
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ya novel, 1st from a british author Joss Stirling. I really enjoyed this book and it was a refreshing change from the normal vamps/were books i read. it tells us of savants that have different mental/psychic abilities and of the soulfinders which is basically a soulmate principal. Its introduces a large family who are all savants Parents and 7 sons who try to do good things with their gifts. its typical boy meets girl stuff with highschool and friends and parents interfering, it had a bit of cri ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnfed
I can't do it. I made it to page 210 and I just can't do it anymore. It's like a really bad rip-off of Twilight and as a twenty two year old, I can't put myself through this. If I'm falling asleep everytime I pick up this book, it's a sign that I shouldn't read it.

I'd recommend this to any fourteen year old that doesn't mind reading trash, but there's far more books out there that I deserve to read over this tripe. It'd be a one star if I hated it, but I just don't have the energy so it's a two
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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.

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