Title: Seeking Crystal
Author: Joss Stirling
Published: October 2012
By: Oxford University Press
Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by their charms . . . in fact no boy can annoy her as much as Xav Benedict! Back in Venice, their families assemble for Diamond's wedding and a powerful enemy seizes the opportunity to attack. Crystal and Xav must join forces to save their loved-ones, unlocking a secret that, until now, has lain deeply buried...
Opening line: The night my life changed began with eating a truly amazing dessert: raspberry cheesecake with dark chocolate sauce.
Closing line: 'After just one more kiss'.
Anyone who reads this blog knows I LOVE this series!!! I was really worried that not all the brothers would get a chance at a book because Joss had mentioned in the past that she felt some of the brothers were a little too old for the YA market. But with Seeking Crystal Joss has done something very clever and given us 2 for 1! And she has also hinted there will be more from the Benedict brothers, woooo!!
We all know our by now that our Savant's have special gifts but Crystal seems to be lacking in that department and she becomes just a little ill with all the telepathy that is flying around between the other Savants and their Soulfinders. A chance encounter introduces Crystal and her sister Diamond to the Benedict brothers and Diamond is fortunate enough to discover one of the brothers is her soulfinder and plans are soon set into motion for a wedding.
I was really excited to see Xav get his book!! He is my favourite Benedict brother and I love the relationship he develops with Crystal. She can't stand him because he annoys her so much but the two soon develop a friendship which is exciting, funny and caring.
When an old enemy attacks in the most cunning of ways I thought all hope was lost and some of the scenes in Venice were truly heartbreaking! I was so shocked with the story line but it was just brilliant and Crystal really comes into her own and finally discovers the mind is a powerful thing.
If you haven't yet read this series please go and buy it!!!
5 stars because I love the world Joss has created with her Savants! This was another fantastic book in an all ready amazing series and I cant wait to read more!