You weird, weird bookI think this annoyed me to the same extent as I liked itBUT 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 becausewellthere wasn t any chemistry whatsoever between the two main characters Every potentially steamy moment was cut off and this rather bluntly by the author, which frustrated me beyond all measure Unfortunately, I can t even give any brownie points for the bad boy He just wasn t swoon worthy enough The change from YOU CAN ROT IN HELL FOR ALL I CARE to OMG I LOVE YOU SO YOU ARE MY LIFE MY DESTINY MY EVERYTHING was so abrupt I almost got a whiplash This wasn t completely horrible I finished it fairly quickly and it did entertain me but as much as I would have loved to love this seeing as I got it as a gift and I feel bad about ripping into it I just couldn t. 5 StarsAnd 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 conquers her fears and becomes genuinely happy and comfortable with her powers Finding Sky has been a favourite of mine since 2011 Sky s references to manga and superheroes really helped me to connect with her as a character and Zed just sounds completely and utterly hot I need a Benedict brother in my lifeDiscovering your soulmate has never been so dangerous 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 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 my thoughts on this book.All in all,For some reason, this book pissed me off I guess the main reason is that I had low expectations about it anyway And because it was SO FUCKING UNORIGINAL I would have given it two stars if it wasn t so annoyingly unoriginal and lacked atmosphere I gave two stars to Shiver which felt like over sweetened tea, while this book felt like cold noodles And I just really don t like cold noodles No offence for the fans, but that s just how I felt it.Like I said, I found this book pretty unoriginal It sounded like some Twilight rip off Even my cousin, who hasn t read a single book in the last 5 years apart from the ones she needed for school assignments, read the blurb, handed the book to me and hissed Do they even have any new ideas And if you re gonna tell me that this book is perfect for the Twilight fans, um, sorry, I might have enjoyed Twilight, but it doesn t mean that I d want to read another cheesy book about new girl in new school runs into the love of her lyf Girl moves from far, far away and has to get used to the new school Check Considers herself a freak Check Said girl sees a mysterious guy and develops a crush on him and is pretty sure he hates her because he ignores her Check Mysterious guy actually does mysterious things and acts like a confused drug addict Check Mysterious guy suddenly becomes a sweetheart Do I need to go on The difference is that when Twilight came out, this storyline wasn t overused, and Twilight actually has aura and that haunting atmosphere and feels like chocolate and mint and I accidentally sold my soul to Stephenie Meyer a few years ago, so let s not get to this topic because I don t want to get all sappy.Sky was bugging me the whole time Yeah, I know that she has this emotional trauma and has to distract her mind somehow, but being inside her head was hard to bear at times She seemed too naive, one dimensional at times, and, let s face it, plain stupid Why would you believe some creepy guy who hands you a bag that s not yours with the words There s a photo of you in it Um I didn t like Zed that much, either I didn t find him as swoony as everyone says Plus, I bet he wouldn t even have tried to notice Sky if it wasn t the football game What annoyed me the most is how stalker ish he got when he found out that she s her soulmate wow baby we ll be together for the rest of our lives ehehehe If I were to be in Sky s place, I would ve stabbed Zed with a fork Oh, and the minor characters As much as I like them, ALL of them are one dimensional.The whole thing with the gifts didn t make sense to me at times Apart from the fact that I wouldn t want a boyfriend who can constantly read my mind, everything was a little bit over the place I found Zed s I can see the future but I don t see it clearly and it s almost never certain and I can t see your future when you re with me gift pretty useless And I didn t really understand how he could always read her mind when she was thinking about something embarrassing too personal, but not when she had some actually pretty important thoughts crossing her mind.The FBI thing was simply absurd That s when I said to myself there goes your second star Don t even get me started about the abduction It was so ridiculous, Jesus.And now, you might say, after you ve disliked everything else about this book, at least you might have liked the writing No I can t really tell you why, but I found the writing style somehow I don t know, too ordinary The author never made me tear up, go all AWWW, feel surprised by some of the plot twists if there were any or at least feel Sky s pain I don t know if I had lost my ability to get emotional over fictional characters, or this book just didn t do its job.I know that a lot of people liked this story, but to me it was, well, too lame. 3.5stars TBR Reduce Challenge 8 2011 AlexaYou have half our gifts, I the other Together we make a whole Together we are much 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 meets Zed Benedict, someone that can link her, to her past and hold her future.To be honest, I wasn t sure if I was going to finish this one It took so long to get into the writing style and plot line, but once things started happening with Sky and Zed and the paranormal elements started taking shape, it got really interesting.For the most part I really liked the characters Sky Bright Okay, I hate her name, but she s a sweet, shy and cute girl, but I liked her a lot once she started believing in herself.Zed s a pretty complex thing now isn t he Like Sky, it was hard to adjust to his sudden rage to romance, but eventually I started to like this Zed much better.Together they were a very sweet touching couple, mind you the dialog was a bit cheesy, but it was nice none the less.My favorite part was the elements laced in this one I liked the idea of Savant, how they became, what they can do and the twist with the soulfinders was pretty great as well It wasn t overly unique, but definitely different Overall, I enjoyed Finding Sky It had some really sweet moments, some grip and was a fun entertaining and intriguing read. Das Buch war einfach nur genial Ich bin schon total gespannt, ob der 2.Teil genauso gut ist. 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 into a pitiable victim The romance was well done too, which surprised me because normally I wouldn t find the male romatic lead character type very compelling Her mythology is very well rounded and unique, too But she does an excellent job here A really worthwhile read I will definitely read the next one. 1st read 4.6.2013 2nd read 8 11.11.2014 3th read 29.4 6.5.2016 4th read 11.11 12.11.2017 Ich habe es vorhin schon gesagt, ich bin nicht mehr so komplett umgehauen wie bisher Das ist jetzt das erste Mal, dass ich dem Buch keine 5 Sterne gebe Dieses Mal konnte ich mit Zed nicht mehr so viel anfangen Das Buch bleibt trotzdem ein all time favourite 6.5.2016 Immer wieder toll. 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 herOne 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 and the development of the book are predictable, but still somehow beautiful If you need an easy read and a character you can fangirl about, this book is perfect But nothing Oh, and the book is perfect for all the Twilight Fans. Yo era un misterio para m misma un conjunto de recuerdos fragmentarios e inexplorados lugares oscuros Mi cabeza estaba llena de secretos pero hab a perdido el mapa que me mostraba d nde encontrarlos. En Finding Sky se nos presenta una historia que te atrapa una vez que comenz s la lectura La historia es algo extra a al principio ya que no ten s mucha informaci n sobre el pasado de la protagonista puesto que esta tuvo una especie de amnesia hasta los 6 a os Al llegar a una escuela nueva,Sky conoce a Zed uno de los 7 hermanos Benedict del que no solo cae en una especie de extra a atracci n hacia l sino que adem s este misterioso chico ser el encargado de ayudarla en conocer su verdadera identidad Principalmente s , tengo que aclararlo mientras le a este libro encontr muchas similitudes con otros tantos Primero con Twilight y no me odien pero a mi ese libro no me gust porque los protagonistas se conocen de esta manera chico guay del instituto que se hace el interesante y empieza a desarrollar una relaci n de amor odio con la prota femenina Pero no, no se dejen enga ar porque a pesar de que contenga una porci n de esta tem tica tan saturada hoy en d a,se disfruta A m me gust porque no me pareci forzado es m s, me gusta ese tipo de relaci n donde primero no me caes bien, despu s sAs es como avanza una relaci n, joder Otro libro del que me hizo acordar fue Significance que tampoco me gust , por cierto y en este caso es por la parte paranormal que tiene la historia Cuando comenc a unir estas similitudes tuve mucho miedo de verdad, porque detest Significance y pens que iba a ser una total p rdida de tiempo continuar ley ndolo pero no,una vez m s,estaba equivocada Desde el inicio me gust y mucho La historia me entretuvo en todo momento, en ning n momento me aburri y me llev hasta el final sin ninguna interrupci n Es por esto que encontr muy positiva la lectura La historia no solo tiene romance tiene acci n,muchos problemas y muchos momentos graciosos Quiero remarcar eso porque aunque arranque pareci ndose al t pico Twilight no lo es o por lo menos para m porque es una historia que trae de todo y,por suerte, sin momentos est pidos de drama La parte paranormal a pesar de que no me maravillme gust mucho est pido libro Significance que me arruin la lectura Igualmente siento que le falt un poco m s de explicaci n sobre estas personitas con poderes pero quiz s en las siguientes continuaciones se detalle.Los personajes son todo muy lindos Desde los hermanos Benedicts hasta esos amigos que est n junto a Sky y Zed Sky A pesar de que est en esa l nea de me caes mal no me caes mal es bastante soportable Se que tiene un pasado muy oscuro y es muy entendible su situaci n y sus actitudes pero act a comobueno,una adolescente Qu otra cosa esperaban A n as me gust que no se arrastrara a los pies de Zed en el primer momentola chica supo esperar.Zed dios m o, como me gust este chico babosa mode on A pesar de que en algunos momentos se puso en plan obsesivo entiendan que se puso as porque encontr a bueno,no les voy a contar porque a pesar de que lo dice en la sinopsis del libro es un mega spoiler que arruina toda la sorpresa Es por esto que nunca leo la sinopsis completa de los librosFinding Sky es un libro que me gust desde principio a fin Las situaciones por las que pasan estos dos, el romance que se genera todo,me pareci tan fresco,entretenido y lindo que es por esto que me maravill Si busc s algo ligero, que te atrape y te haga pasar un buen ratoten s que leerlo.