Benedicts #1 Sky
Title: Finding Sky
Series: Benedict-savant #1
Author: Joss Stirling
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Sky
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Forlag: Rosinante & Co.
Finished Reading: April 2020
Genre: YA, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
First off, I must say that I loved twilight immensely. It’s one of a kind and that, it should stay, a snowflake. However, then some no name pops up with a book that is very promising, but after a while I realize that it reminded me of something I’ve read before. Yes, you guessed right, Twilight.
At first glance I loved this book, I though I had finally broken my streak of cheesy young adult literature. The main character was interesting, but suddenly it turned into Twilight only with minor changes. Sky changed personality, as to in the beginning where she had thoughts that didn’t surround boys, as the story progressed, a certain boy was all she could think about. The difference between this and twilight is the fact that the storyline wasn’t overused and therefor it felt original whereas this is totally unoriginal and predictable.
Sky started out a decent character in my opinion, she had some life experience that was clearly displayed in her way of thinking, but as the story progressed, being in her head was sometimes difficult to bear. She seemed too naïve, one-dimensional and to be honest a little stupid. I didn’t like Zed much too. He seemed decent at first, but again, as the story developed, he changed. Do you remember the chase in Twilight? Well that sort of happens here too. But where Twilight excelled the story and character in the chase of Bella, the situation at hand here with FBI is just plain absurd and don’t get me started on the abduction. Oh my God.
After looking at the second and third book in the series I can tell that the main characters change and therefor I’ll give it a shot.