*There are no spoilers for either book in this review*
STEALING PHOENIX by Joss Stirling
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.
Back in October last year, I read and reviewed Finding Sky, which is Sky and Zed's story. Stealing Phoenix is it's companion novel and it was AWESOME. I have to mention how much I loved the cover to Finding Sky and this one is just as pretty, with a great tagline: “Catch a thief and lose your heart”.
In Stealing Phoenix we are back with the amazing Benedict family and this time its Yves story. We first meet Phee (Phoenix) as she’s out on a ‘job’ for the Seer who is the head of the Community she's lived in all her life. Her back story was really sad and I felt sorry for her even though she was a thief. I really enjoyed all the characters Joss SterIing created in this book – they just seem so real and I certainly wish some of those Benedict boys were, as I would so love to meet them!
The plot had me on the edge of my seat and I really didn’t want it to finish. Stealing Phoenix had lots of action, supernatural powers, a thrilling sense of danger, a wonderfully supportive close-knit family and so much humour that I laughed a lot whilst reading it! I really loved Phee and Yves story. Joss Sterling has one of those styles of writing where you just disappear into the story. It was also really great to catch up with Sky and Zed from the first book again.
This is a YA series not to be missed. Seriously. If you’ve already read Finding Sky then I’m sure you’ll be grabbing this one up soon, but if you haven’t then do it soon! It’s one of my favourites and I can’t wait for the next book, which and a little birdie told me could be Xav's story, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
My rating: 5 stars
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