Monday 16 November 2015

{Review} Misty Falls (Benedicts #4) by Joss Stirling

18857916Posted by Donna
Release Date: October 4th, 2014
Finished Date: October 24th, 2015
Publishers: Oxford University Press
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / Book Depo 
Misty is a one-girl disaster zone. Born with a Savant 'gift' that means she can never tell a lie, her compulsive truth-telling gets her into trouble wherever she goes.

So when she meets Alex: gorgeous, confident, and impossibly charming, Misty instantly resolves to keep her distance . . . Someone so perfect could never be hers, surely?

But a dark shadow has fallen across the Savant community. A serial killer is stalking young people who have these special mental powers. 

Soon one of them will be taken to the edge of death . . . and beyond.

The Review: The Benedict series by Joss Stirling is one of my favourite YA paranormal series so I hate that it’s taken me this long to get to Misty Falls – it’s definitely the case of too many books, so little time. But I’m really glad I took the time to catch up with the series because it reminds me just why this is one of my favourite series. 

Misty Falls is about Misty, a teenage girl who has a Savant gift for truth-telling. She can never tell a lie and her gift can also extends to the people around her. So without complete control of her gift sometimes it gets a little out of control – which was see more than once in the story. And although it shouldn’t have been fun, at times it was fun to read because although we always encourage people to tell the truth, sometimes little white lies don’t hurt. I did feel sorry for Misty at times because you can see her struggles with her gift. It makes almost every day life hard for her so I definitely felt bad for her. 

I loved when Misty meets Alex because she doesn’t immediately recognise him as her soulfinder. And if you’re wondering what a soulfinder is it’s the other half a savant. Almost like soulmates but more intensive and with special gifts involved too. The two characters almost seem at war with one another and neither can understand why. I love the added suspense to the story and how it’s not an immediate connection. Alex though is a little hard to love at times though. Just because he is so guarded but that’s down to his troubled past which once we discover, I’m guessing anyone could see why he is the way he is. 

Uriel Benedict’s story is also an added bonus. I love the Benedict family and I was sad to see they would only be secondary characters in the next three books but Stirling did a good job with making them a big part of the story still so the readers don’t feel like we’re missing out on too much with them.

Misty Falls isn’t just about the two people finding each other it’s also about the troubles that come with being a savant. And in this case it’s about humans trying to expose the savants but by twisting what their really about and trying to claim they are the bad people. It added to the danger and excitement of the story and also brings new twists to the savant world. 

So if you’re looking for a new YA paranormal series to read then I’d highly recommend this series. And although each book could be read as a stand-alone, I’d highly recommend you start with book one – Finding Sky because why wouldn’t you want to start right at the beginning to see where it all began?

Thank you to Oxford University Press for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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