Sunday, 4 September 2011

A Review for Stealing Phoenix (Finding Sky #2) by Joss Stirling

Posted by Donna
Published Date: September 1st, 2011
Finished Date: August 19th, 2011
Publishers: Oxford Publishings
Source: ARC, for review.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
The Blurb from Goodreads: Yves' story. This is about getting you out...I'm stealing you. Phoenix belongs to the Community - a gang of thieves with paranormal powers. Yves Benedict - an American student visiting London - is her mark. But Yves turns out to be more than just a target. He is her destiny. Her soulmate. But the Community owns Phoenix's past and it wants her future too

The Review:
"Who would think my soulfinder would turn out to be a thief?" I went very still. Soulfinder? He had to be joking. That was a fairytale.

British author Joss Stirling completely blew me away with her first novel ‘Finding Sky’ and yes; she’s done it again with ‘Stealing Phoenix’. This series is definitely fast becoming one of my favourites.

This time around we see the life of another brother Yves Benedict. Yves is a savant, someone with special gifts and also an American student visiting London. While on his trip to London, unknown to him he’s being targeted by a young girl named Phoenix who has her own gifts. When Phoenix gets told by her community to make Yves her next mark, she soon runs into trouble when Yves quickly realises she’s using Savant powers and not only that, but she’s his soulfinder. Soon their quickly swept up into a whirlwind and dangerous romance, when the head of Phoenix’s community tries to use Yves for his own games.

If you haven’t started this series then I recommend you start it! It’s absolutely amazing and everyone I speak to loves it just as much as me. Joss Stirling is such a talented writer with her imaginative storylines, exciting and fast paced plots which are thrilling and full of suspense. Any person who loves a good romance story…..then this is the book for you. It’s full of loving and touching scenes that is enough to make you fall in love with it.

Our characters this time around were amazing. Yves is another hot brother to drool over and even though Yves is supposed to be the geeky brother, because he’s so into computers, he was still very deeper character. I felt everything that Yves felt for Phoenix even though the story it’s told in Phoenix’s point of view. Now Phoenix, she’s technically a thief but she’s still a loveable character, one who is quiet sassy and vulnerable. I think Joss did a fantastic job portraying the rich and the poor during this story and it reflects really well on both characters.

I have to admit there was not one bad point about this book. I really loved that Zed & Sky made an appearance and loved that their relationship is as strong as ever. Honestly, everything was fantastic and I’m excited to see were Joss now takes the next story. I can only assume that it will be from Xav’s point of view? Well, I hope so because I love him. My fingers are crossed and I’m eagerly awaiting the next book.

Thank you to Oxford Publishing’s for giving me the opportunity to review this book and asking us to be a part of the UK blog tour. 

Don’t forget Joss Stirling will be hitting our blog on September 15th, 2011.


Anonymous said...

Good review! Can't wait to get my copy it's on order now!

haleyeliseread said...

I didnt read the review since I havnt read Finding Sky yet, but I noticed you gave this a 5 rating so I guess I REALLY need to pick up Finding Sky soon ahah (:

Aravis said...

I can't find either book listed on Amazon or B&N, although I could order a used copy through an Amazon reseller. Are they available anywhere else?

Book Passion for Life said...

Aravis, it may be because it's only been released in the UK. Try The Book Depository. It's free worldwide shipping and I ordered them for my friend in the US. :)

Book Passion for Life said...

I still need to read Finding Sky, which I have on my kindle. I haven't read this review though as I want to read Finding Sky first. I'm sure it was awesome Donna lol.

Aravis said...

Thanks! I just checked, but they're both listed as "currently unavailable." I did find them through Powell's, however. I'm definitely going to add The Book Depository to my list of Go-To booksellers, though. :0)