Saturday, 27 September 2014

Review ~ Misty Falls (Savants #4) by Joss Stirling

Misty FallsPaperback purchased by myself.

Release Date: October 2nd 2014

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.

My Opinion

I have been waiting what seems like forever for this book, but to be honest I had no idea which character were involved until I started reading. Joss Stirling is on my auto-buy list, so when I saw this was up for pre-order I didn't even bother to read the blurb, I just bought it. I also may have jumped around a little when it arrived earlier than I expected too!

Anyway, when I finally received my copy, and read the blurb, I was slightly disappointed that the Benedict Brothers weren't looking for their Soulfinders, but rather we meet Misty and Alex. However, I really should know by now that Joss wouldn't leave us without the Benedict boys--after all I have read every books she's ever released and if I could only say one thing, it'd be that she is consistent with her characters and gives the readers what they want. So, because of this, it means the Benedict Brothers are featured a lot in the story due to the fact Misty is Crystal's (Xav's Soulfinder) niece. There also happens to be a Savant serial killer on the loose, which means the Benedicts are in usual mystery solving mode. 

I love how the book started and I was so happy for Uriel! He's the one Benedict I really wanted more from so I'm glad he featured more prominently in Misty Falls. Similarly, I also found myself growing to  like Alex. Of course, I was wary of him at the start due to him being totally separate from the usual crowds in the Savant books, but he grew on me and I thought his development throughout made him endearing. You could sympathise with his situation, but you also end up admiring him for the tough choices he has to make in the end. Moreover, I liked Misty's character. The fact that she can't lie, and people can't lie around her, gave the book a humourous element at times when it got people in trouble, but it was also an interesting strain on new and old relationships.

A part from the characters, I really liked the overall story. It has a bit of mystery, danger, action, and romance all thrown into one, and it's everything you come to expect from this author. I will admit that I found the killer a little predictable and thought there were a few issues with characters being too trusting, but honestly? I don't really care. By the time I figured it out, I was too engaged with the book to let it put me off, and I couldn't stop reading.

Overall, a great read! I would highly recommend any book by this author.

1 comment:

  1. hi!
    i would like to know where you got the book and if it was free? thank you!


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