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El objetivo es sacarte de acá... voy a robarte.Phoenix pertenece a la Comunidad, una banda de ladrones con poderes extrasensoriales. Yves Benedict, de vista en Londres, es su objetivo. Pero resulta ser más que una simple víctima: él es su destino, su alma gemela. La Comunidad es dueña de su vida, pero con la ayuda de Sky y los otros Benedict, Phoenix tratará de escapar junEl objetivo es sacarte de acá... voy a robarte.Phoenix pertenece a la Comunidad, una banda de ladrones con poderes extrasensoriales. Yves Benedict, de vista en Londres, es su objetivo. Pero resulta ser más que una simple víctima: él es su destino, su alma gemela. La Comunidad es dueña de su vida, pero con la ayuda de Sky y los otros Benedict, Phoenix tratará de escapar junto a Yves y superar las trampas crueles de la Red que los acorrala.El segundo libro de esta saga, lleva el amor a un nivel superior de intriga y peligro. Una historia de acción y fuego desde el principio hasta el increíble final....

Title : Phoenix
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ISBN : 9789876127776
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Phoenix Reviews

  • Katy
    2019-01-03 16:38

    I really liked this book from cover to cover. It was full of action from the first couple of pages to the end.I think Yves is perfect for me. I tend to go for the more shy, brainy guys, and it sure didn't hurt that this one was devastatingly handsome and such a gentleman. He's romantic but not to the point where he's too sappy, and he's protective but not to the point where he's possessive.I love Phoenix because she's your perfect damsel in distress. She's had a hard life, but she's a survivor. She's caring and selfless, but not in a depressing, gloomy kind of sacrificial way. She's a strong character, and despite her lack of book-smarts, she is witty and clever.And I love the romance in this book. The concept of soulmates is really overdone, and at times, it's really a bore or annoying how writers accomplish this concept. In this case, it wasn't the case. I liked that Yves and Phee are soulmates, and they're attracted to each other right off. But Stirling gave time for the relationship to progress. A lot of times, our heroine would fight it because she's in denial or not ready or doesn't want to give up her independence. In this case, the obstacle was keeping hers safe and away from her corrupt and dangerous life before him. I don't know how to explain it, but somehow, Stirling managed to make the soulmates concept work for me.I thought it was a cute, delightful read, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for just that.I haven't read Finding Sky yet, but it's next on my to read list.

  • Arooj
    2019-01-03 18:45

    I'm such a sucker for this series. I read the whole book in just under 12 hours. All 264 pages in 12 hours - with breaks in between! This may not seem like such a surprise to other, faster readers but to me it was pretty shocking. I usually pace myself and read around 100 to 150 pages a day, but this book? I could not stop reading until I was done. Which was by 3 am in the morning.I don't remember the first book, Finding Sky, all too well but I do remember loving it. But when I got this book, I thought I wouldn't like it because my taste in books have sort of changed. This series is more on the fun, less serious side of the paranormal. I mean, the story isn't all heavy and dark. I just find it sort of like a good book if you want to take a break from all the heavy reading.Despite not remembering the full events of Finding Sky, it wasn't a huge issue in Stealing Phoenix since this is Yves and Phoenix's story. As I began reading and getting into the story, all the feelings I had from before came rushing back and I found myself LOVING this book. The whole Savant thing is seriously cool. And the situation with Phee (I love that nickname) being a thief with her power and the business with the Community was so exciting. It was very enjoyable. But my favourite part has got to be, hands down, the romance. Although I found the soulfinder thing a bit hard to believe, I admit it had me wishing it was real. The romance was just SO cute! I was totally envious of Phee and began to wish I had my own soulfinder somewhere out there *sigh* I liked Phee and Yves story a lot more than Sky and Zed. It's because Phee and Yves went through a lot more, they struggled more, and it made their love much more believable than if they just got together right away. Though I wasn't too happy about a certain part (view spoiler)[ I found Yves wanting to marry Phee a bit alarming. I get that it was sort of because of the visa issue, but I felt that it was waaaaay too early. But whatever. If I were Phee, I'd want to marry Yves right away as well ;P (hide spoiler)]. Right now, Yves and Phee are probably my favourite couple from the series. I loved Phee sooooo much! At first I didn't approve of her profession of stealing things, but I warmed up to her after learning the real reason. She was really tough on the outside, but vulnerable on the inside. She sort of reminded me of Cinderella - except she was no damsel in distress. She won't let a guy walk all over her. Yves was so SMEXAY!! I love him. I don't remember him much from Finding Sky, but I know I liked him. How could I not? He's pretty close to my ideal guy - funny, nerdy, a bookworm, romantic, slightly awkward (yes, a bit of awkwardness is totally cute) and a cook. I find any guy that can cook reeeaally sexy. I WANT YVES!! Zed, Sky, and the rest of the Benedict gang also made their appearances, of course, and I can't help but love this family. The only person I hated was the Seer. He can go burn in hell. I'm not even joking. I cannot wait to read the next Benedict boy's story. The next book is called Seeking Crystal - I think it might be about Xav. He's hilarious. Too bad the book is coming out all the way in 2013. Oh well, I can wait.Me: *sigh* Can I have Yves? Pleeeaaase?Phoenix: Bugger off! He's mine! *sticks out tongue*Me: Oh, come on! Can't you at least share?Phoenix: Hmm, well...I may be willing to bargain. What can I nick from you?Me: Um, I got some, um....stickers? Sparkly buttons? A doll with no head?Phoenix: You know I can just freeze time and take whatever I want, right? Those books over there look quite interesting... Me: *glares* You better not touch my books! THEY'RE MY BABIES!Phoenix: HAH! I wasn't going to give you Yves anyways! *runs away*Me: Aww...*pouts* Wait! Come back! I have some chocolate that you can steal! Ah, forget it. *munches on chocolate*

  • Jessy MelodyofBooks
    2018-12-25 12:31

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  • Sandra
    2018-12-31 14:41

    Let me start this review by saying that I liked this book. No, it is not a literary masterpiece, but it doesn't pretend to be one either. What it is: a nice, fluffy, well-paced, just-exciting-enough YA novel, that you read through in a heartbeat. It combines romance, friendship and some action and suspense in a nice way (although I do have to add here that some of the scenes showing the family-affection felt slightly artificial to me), and although it never keeps you on the edge of your seat or has this I-cannot-put-down-this-book-until-I-finished-it quality, it is entertaining and exciting enough to keep you reading.So why, you might ask, only two stars? To make sure you follow my story here, I propose you read the summary of this novel by Goodreads first and then let me tell you why only two stars: there is something fundamentally wrong with the description of Phoenix and Yves relationship. Like in “Finding Sky” we have a severely damaged heroine, who is more or less rescued by a handsome and heroic Benedict, who has a stable base and loving family to support him. But where Sky still had her own family to support her, and a trauma that played more in the past, which means she had time to recover and stabilize, Phoenix is living the nightmare right now, and has no-one to depend on. Now, this does not necessarily have to be a problem, but Stirling fails to work this out properly. The reader is informed that Phoenix has had to take care of herself most of her life and has serious trust issues, since she has never been able to trust anyone...and than Phoenix completely does not act like any of this is the case: within moments after meeting Yves, Phoenix seems to lie her fate completely in his hands (and in those of his family). Sure, she often thinks things like “Does he not understand how difficult it is for me to trust people?” (which I found a bit strange too btw, people with severe trust issues I would think don't usually say to themselves “Yikes, I have trust issues” but probably more something along the line of “What do you want from me? What games are you playing? Leave me alone!”), and “I should go”, and “They make all this decisions without asking me, who do these people think they are!”, but...( and now there are some possible SPOILERS ahead) (view spoiler)[ she never acts upon any of these thoughts, EVER! Not when they want her to move to the States, not when Yves repeatedly keeps his plans from her and just tells her to trust him (which considering her history and her constant assertions of her problems with trusting people is absurd), and although she does try to leave on numerous occasions, it is always very half-heartedly and eventually she never does.To make matters worse, although we as readers are continually told that Phoenix' Savant abilities (freezing a certain number of people, for a limited amount of time) are very special and useful, it falls clearly in the category of “informed ability”, because she only uses this power three times over the course of the book, and fails miserably at all three attempts. Yves ability to set things on fire are a whole different matter on the other hand. (hide spoiler)]All this cumulates not only in a slightly unbelievable heroine, but also in a classical damsel in distress storyline, were Yves is the only one who can save Phoenix from the clutches of the evil community. Although the story is written from Phoenix point of view, the real actor in this story is Yves, while Phoenix is reduced to the object, the person to be acted upon. Their relationship is completely inequal, with Yves being presented as Phoenix savior and the only person who can heal her wounds (the classic romantic ideal), making her very dependent on him. This is where “Finding Sky” does a better job, because it relies more on Sky and Zed working together, and Sky herself also has a much more active role.The crookedness of Phoenix and Yves' relationship becomes painfully obvious in a sequence where they (and when I say they, I mean Yves, because as said ,Phoenix hardly acts) talk with the Seer (the leader of the community), and Yves keeps up pretences by behaving very misogynistic, and as if he calls all the shots in his relationship with Phoenix, while Phoenix plays the obedient wifey (by not speaking at all basically). This sequence is so disturbing, because this behaviour appears only to be somewhat of an exagaration of the actual dynamics of their relationship. Yes...my thoughts exactly. Lastly, THE ENDING! (and yes SPOILERS ahead)(view spoiler)[I mean, marriage? At 19? When you only met like 2 weeks ago? While one of the people to be married has suffered severe trauma's, and oh, has all these trust issues supposedly? Sure, the soulfinder concept means that they supposedly will stay together for the rest of their lives anyway, so why not got married right away? Well, because maybe Phoenix needs some growth and some healing on her own? Maybe?(hide spoiler)]I want to close off this rather long review by ascertaining that eventhough I had some strong issues with characterisation and the representation of male-female relationships, I really did find it an entertaining read (oh the paradoxes of reading books). I also want to make clear that I do not necessarily think every book should be completely politically correct and have completely balanced gender roles (although I would look forward to the moment when balanced gender roles in literature would just be so completely normal and natural, that no-one would even have to talk about it). But I do think that this book stepped into the Twilight-trap (cause active boy, inactive girl...sounds familiar?), and since it is one of many books aimed for girls around 15 years old that does this, I think it would be refreshing to have a couple in a romance book that works together; where both parties are equal and active. I hope Stirlings next Benedict-novel will have more of this, since the whole soulfinder concept is about two people completing each other, making each other stronger when they are together. Now that would be romance!

  • Λίνα Θωμάρεη
    2018-12-29 12:23

    Ωχ.. Πως έγινε τώρα αυτό!?!?!?!Το Κλέβοντας την Φοίνιξ μπορώ να πω ότι ήταν πολύ καλύτερο.... Οι κεντρικοί χαρακτήρες ήταν πιο καλά δουλεμένοι, υπήρχε ένα πλάνο, μια οργάνωση στο μυαλό της Joss και αυτό φαινόντουσαν και στις σελίδες.Δεν ξέρω πως έγινε αυτό .... αλλά μπράβο της... με έκανε να θέλω να διαβάσω και το 3ο βιβλίο της σειράς !!!!3 με 3,5 Λονδρέζικα Αστέρια !!!!

  • Mikayla
    2019-01-11 13:33

    Overall I did enjoy this book, but thought It was pretty basic, reminding me of other books.

  • Eulili
    2019-01-03 18:23

    It was cute and a fun and fast read. I guess if I had read this book 5 years ago I would have loved it. But now.... I am a little bit too old for this.

  • mary
    2018-12-30 12:39

    Όταν διάβασα το ψάχνοντας την Σκάι είχα υποσχεθεί στον εαυτό μου ότι δεν πρόκειται να συνεχίσω με τη συγκεκριμένη σειρά και να διαβάσω τα επόμενα.Τελικά ποτέ μην λες ποτέ, καθώς να που βρέθηκα με το επόμενο!Η Φοίνιξ είναι ένα νεαρό κορίτσι, μέλος μιας συμμορίας κλεφτών οι οποίοι διαθέτουν υπερφυσικές ικανότητες με αρχηγό τον σκληρό και αδίστακτο Προφήτη.Η ζωή της Φοίνιξ θα ανατραπεί όταν προσπαθώντας να ληστέψει τον Ιβ Μπένετικτ θα ανακαλύψει ότι το μέλλον της είναι πολύ πιο διαφορετικό από αυτό που φανταζόταν καθώς οι δύο τους είναι αδερφές ψυχές και έχουν ένα πολύ ιδιαίτερο δεσμό.Πως όμως θα μπορέσει η Φοίνιξ να ξεφύγει από τα χέρια του Προφήτη ο οποίος θέλει να τη χρησιμοποιήσει στα μεγαλεπίβολα σχέδια του και πως η οικογένεια Μπένετικτ θα μπορέσεινα σώσει τον Ιβ και το πεπρωμένο του;Οφείλω να ομολογήσω πως το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς είναι αρκετά καλύτερο έναντι του πρώτου, χωρίς βέβαια αυτό να σημαίνει πως πρόκειται για κανένα αριστούργημα, μάλλον για ένα μέτριο paranormal μυθιστόρημα επηρεασμένο από τα υπόλοιπα βιβλία του είδους.Το θέτικό στο συγκεκριμένο μυθιστόρημα είναι ότι αν μη τι άλλο οι δύο κεντρικοί ήρωες έχουν μεγαλύτερο ενδιαφέρον παρόλο που τρώμε στη μάπα ξανά την ανυπόφορη Σκάι και τον ηλίθιο Ζεντ.Η Φοίνιξ αποδεικνύεται ιδαίτερα δυναμική και γενναία ενώ ο Ιβ σε αντίθεση με τα πανηλίθια αδέρφια του είναι αρκετά πιο ευφυής και πιο προσεκτικός στις κινήσεις του.Φυσικά που να επιβιώσουν οι δύο τους ανάμεσα σε όλη αυτή τη χαζομάρα που τους περιβάλλει, ειλικρινά ευχόμουν ο Προφήτης να τους αφανίσει όλους μπας και γλυτώσουμε αλλά όχι θα χαλούσε το αναμενόμενο χαζοχαρούμενο χάπι εντ.Η πλοκή και η εξέλιξη της ιστορίας δεν παρουσιάζουν εξίσσου ιδαίτερο ενδιαφέρον ααν και τουλάχιστον υπάρχει αρκετή περισσότερη δράση και αγωνία σε σχέση με το ρώτο βιβλίο. Η συυγραφέας βέβαια δεν αφήνει κλισέ για κλισέ που να μην έχουμε συναντήσει σε τέτοιου είδους μυθιστορήματα, με αποτέλεσμα όχι μόνο να καταντά αναμενόμενη η αναμενόμενη η κατάληξη των γεγονότων αλλά να την κάνει κιόλας να μοιάζει όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο με γελοία σαπουνόπερα.Ξέρω ότι σε πολλούς ακούγομαι υπερβολικά σκληρή αλλά ειλικρινά δεν βρήκα τίποτε το καινούργιο ή ενδιαφέρον στο κλέβοντας την Φοίνιξ, ούτε στην βαρετή και προβλέψιμη πλοκή, ούτε στους ανόητους διαλόγους, ούτε στους ανυπόφορους χαρακτήρες, ούτε στο χιλιοειπωμένο σαχλό ρομάντζο.Κάντε μια χάρη στονεαυτό σας και αποφύγετε πάση θυσία τη συγκεκριμένη σειρά.Εκπλήσσομαι πραγματικά με την υψηλή βαθμολογία που προέρχεται είτε από ανθρώπους που κρίνουν αρκετά ελαστικά είτε από αναγνώστες που δεν έχουν διαβάσει ιδαίτερα καλά βιβλία στη ζωή τους και δεν μπορούν να κρίνουν αντικειμενικά.Δεν υπάρχει άλλη εξήγηση!

  • Nikoleta
    2018-12-24 19:50

    3,5 αστεράκια. Το βρήκα καλό, ειναι τελειως εφηβικό οποτε δεν είχα πολλες απαιτήσεις, για αυτό που είναι είναι αρκετά καλό, όμως βαρέθηκα την φλυαρία και τις χαζολογίες ανάμεσα στα αδέρφια Μπένεντικτ...

  • Mateja
    2019-01-09 20:22

    I cannot express how much I love this series. It's been torture waiting for the release of Stealing Phoenix. I did the craziest happy dance when I saw it in my mailbox. This book was incredibly well written. The storyline was thrilling, exciting and I got absorbed into in from page one. The pages were constantly giving of waves of danger. I was so anxious the entire time, waiting for the axe to drop. Yves sure knows how to get in trouble, with Phoenix’s help of course.Yves and Phoenix are so adorable together. They fit each other perfectly. I liked how their relationship gradually developed. They come from such different background it was only logical that there would be some issues in the beginning. They didn’t just gaze into each others eyes and everything was dandy. It happened slowly and over time. What I loved the most was how different Yves was in each book. In Finding Sky he was just Zed’s calm and always collected brother. But in Stealing Phoenix we see a whole new side of him. The boy is fireworks. I love him.I LOVE Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix. I seriously can’t decide which one is my favorite. I adore the entire Benedict clan and hope there will be more books in this series.

  • Kiki van Dijk
    2018-12-25 17:37

    3.5/5 sterren

  • Meli
    2019-01-21 19:28

    RESEÑA COMPLETA EN LEE.SUEÑA.VUELA ¿Quién iba a decir que el más bueno y tierno de los Benedict iba a tener una historia tan poco edulcorada? (Mil veces menos edulcorada que la de Zed, su hermanito el chico malo).Me encantó eso.De la misma forma que me encantó conocer mejor a Yves y conocer a Phoenix, tengo algunos peros hacia ella, pero es un personaje roto y ese es el tipo que más me gusta.En fin, reitero eso de que quisiera ser adoptada por los Benedict, pero ya.Lo único que no me gustó ni de casualidad y porque soy mega fan, es una pequeña referencia a Wicked que deja en evidencia que una de tres: 1-la autora no leyó/terminó de entender el libro, 2- si leyó el libro pero no vio la obra o 3- No vio/terminó de entender la obra. Son cosas de fan desquiciado que las personas no desquiciadas probablemente no noten, pero las referencias no están bien. Aunque confieso que me encantó que Phoenix después hiciera referencia a una de las canciones xD (No good deed, por si hay curiosos :P). Soy re obse, es más larga mi queja hacia la pequeña referencia que mi opinión hacia el libro en sí jaja

  • Esther
    2019-01-03 12:42

    Wat was dit weer een geweldig deel. Ik ben zo veel van deze serie gaan houden. Op naar deel 3 en tevens het laatste deel!

  •  (Lúa)
    2019-01-20 15:30

    Increíblemente mejor que su primera parte. En busca de Sky me gusto, pero este es jodidamente adictivo! Necesito ya el tercero la verdad

  • galy poucel
    2019-01-20 13:20

    Sencillamente me encantó, lo devoré rapidísimo. Sin duda mejoró muchísimo en relación al libro anterior.

  • Fiebre Lectora
    2019-01-04 20:43

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  • Selina
    2019-01-19 14:49

    This is a Bookcase to Heaven™ review.*Sometimes you immerse yourself in a drama, so much that it's all you can think about when you eat and when you sleep. And all that time spent outside the tale has you aching to get back into the exhilarating experience of hanging onto every word from the endearing cast. Then, as you zoom through the episodes, eagerly waiting to see how it ends, you realize with a start that time flies and there's only one more episode left. If you're nodding so far, I can only say, "Hi friend, you have to know how I feel." Because that was precisely how I felt when I was reaching the last chapter of this book. Part of me couldn't stop, the other part of me hated that the story was going to end. Back to the drama allegory. Think back on the time when you finished chasing all forty episodes of that drama. You've smiled with the characters, cried when they cried and now you've finished watching the most memorable times of their lives. Aside from the fulfilling satisfaction at the perfect or not-so-perfect ending, there's an undeniable hollow in your heart. And all that fills your head is thoughts of "How can it end just like that?!" Yeah, that's me and my unforgettable experience with Stealing Phoenix-- a masterpiece of a novel, one which stole my heart. And if I could choose, I would let it steal my heart again, at any of time of the day. Because even though I've read a series of really good books lately, this was still the one I gripped onto with the whitest knuckles, brought along with me to the most places and finished reading with the goofiest smile on my face. Hands down, no competition. It's spectacular, stunning, emotional. When I halted that tiny second in front of the pile of messy books lying in the school canteen and picked it up, I had entertained many possibilities, that this was a mystery novel, an adventure story, or maybe even one with a tiny romance playing in the background. But never once in a million years would I have thought that this would be a great love story. Yet, it is.Yves and Phoenix. So perfect for each other that it hurts. I loved the two of them-- how they met, how they hurt each other and most of all, how they loved each other.Phoenix. The girl with so many secrets to hide and so many burdens on her shoulders. She's born in a pack of wolves-- cruel men who use fear to exploit and subdue. She is forced to use her savant (people with paranormal talents) powers to steal. A day without loot means a night of abuse and displeasure. To survive, clever Phoenix has never failed in a single mission... Until the day she meets Yves, the smart and handsome American boy who is her target, and she fails her most important mission by far. Lying to cover up, Phoenix placates her superior, The Seer (leader of the pack of "wolves"), and weaves an elaborate scam to get herself closer to Yves. But, outwitted again and again by him, Phoenix is trapped in a fraud of her own making. But, here's when the charming American boy grins. With thudding hearts, we fall head over heels in love when he says what we've been anxiously waiting for all along,I knew it, you're my soulfinder.Yet, Phoenix who has lived in a lifetime of fear is cursed by the powers of the Seer. Set against the backdrop of the glamorous London, Yves and Phoenix race against time to be together, coming to terms with who they are and why do they belong together. At the heart of these startling revelations, cunning manipulations and feigned betrayals is a perfect love story of two teens falling in love against all odds. Quoting the lovely Sara Dessen, “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”Yves fell in love with Phoenix. Phoenix fell in love with Yves. And I fell in love with this book.

  • Lesley
    2019-01-12 16:22

    Posted on http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com/201... My rating 4.5 out of 5Stealing Phoenix is the second book in the Finding Sky series by Joss Stirling, it's definitely one of the best YA series out there (in my humble opinion), it's fast paced, full of swoon worthy Benedict brothers and has the best creepy villains EVER. The Benedicts are a pretty special family, the parents and the seven brothers who's names start alphabetically with Trace and ends with Zed are savants and all have special powers. Stealing Phoenix centres on Yves the second youngest brother who is a bit of a genius and can control fire with his mind. Yves is in London attending an environmental science conference when Phoenix or Phee for short is sent to use her savant powers to freeze time and steal the contents of his backpack. Unlike most people Yves is able to extract himself from Phee's mind stopping powers and whilst chasing her they realise they can talk telepathically to each other and are really soul finders- soulmates that are meant to be together.I loved the characters in Stealing Phoenix. Phee is a kind of Oliver Twist type character, a poor orphan sent out to steal items on demand by the evil Bill Sykes type character The Seer. Despite being a professional thief Phee is actually a really sweet vulnerable girl, born into a community of savants her mother died when she was young and she has never really known who her father was. She lives in constant fear, very alone and survives from day to day, my heart just went out to her. The community is controlled by The Seer who reminded me of one of those scary cult leaders who brainwashes their followers to give up all of their family ties and money so that he can live in the lap of luxury all corrupt and evil. The Seer is a powerful savant who can put specific thoughts into a person's brain to control them and have them acting against their will. He really is a fantastically written evil baddie right down to his white suit and slicked back black hair, double chins and puffy fingers adorned with rings. The community members are terrified of him, they firmly believe they have no choice but to continue living in the squalor conditions stealing on demand for him and know at any time if they fail him he could use his mind control powers on them and have them digging their own grave in Epping Forrest. Creepy stuff indeed.Once Yves realises Phee is his soul finder and begins to understand the terrible life she has been forced to live his sole aim is, with the help of his family, to get Phee safely away from The Seer. Action packed from start to finish the pace was fast and exciting with really sweet little romantic moments for Yves and Phee as they start to realise that being a soul finder means they actually complement each other. I adored the London setting, it made Stealing Phoenix seems really up to date to me and I loved the added bonus of little updates with Zed and Sky and with a few Xav scenes which hint that his book will be next (well it makes sense we've had Zed, Yves so I just guessed that Xav would be next- see I can do the alphabet in reverse!). Overall, it has a bit of everything- action, romance and creepy creepy baddies I devoured Stealing Phoenix in an afternoon sitting.Thanks to Oxford publishing for giving me the opportunity of reading Stealing Phoenix and tune in tommorrow as My keeper shelf is the first slot on the Stealing Phoenix blogtour, author Joss Stirling will be talking about her favourite London places which inspired scenes in Stealing Phoenix.

  • Charlie' (MyBooksAreCorrupted)
    2019-01-04 15:49

    Why isnt there a 10 star button!THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE PROBABLY READ ALL YEAR!!!If you thought Finding Sky was good!Well, this was AMAZING!I love Phoenix, nickname Phee, 's character!The life she has to endure, the lies, she doesnt know whats the truth. Since her mother died when she was only 9, Phee learned to trust noone, incase she or someone else gets hurt. Her Mother taught her about Soulmate, but when she died, she thought it was another lie her Mother told her, but only because The Seer, who claims to be Phee's father tells her.We later find out that everything her Mother was true! EVERYTHING! ;)Yve's is just Phees target, nothing more, but she is shocked when he almost reists her power. She has the power to freeze peoples minds for several seconds, (Making her the ultimate thief) and manages to set the iPhone and iPad she stole from him on fire. She knows he is different but can not tell anybidy for fear she will be killed because she may have compromised them. The Seer eventually finds out, as he finds everything out, he finds out they are soulmates and plans to use that againest them to get what he wanted. The reason why he specifically choose Yve's iPhone and iPad to be stolen. The Savant Net. He is trying to destroy it, along with other men, such as Mr New York, Beijing, Sydney. All places, we never find out their real names.I was so glad that they didnt forget Sky and Zed from Finding Sky they even explain what happened between the times Finding Sky finished and Stealing Phoenix began. I love the relationship between Sky and Phee, they are both english! Thats the reason the boys think they are so close. I think its because they both were in the dark in some way. Sky didnt know about Savants or soulmates, wheras Phee was taught not to belive Soulmates were real and that all Savants used their powers for evil, none were good. I love how Stealing Phoenix ends! Its perfect!I cant wait for the next book Seeing Crystal which doesnt come out till 2013! D:Finding Sky set the bar quite high, I didnt think that Stealing Phoenix could be better! I was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong! In fact, it set the bar even higher for Seeing Crystal. Seeing Crystal has alot to live up to! But im sure that Joss Stiring will do it!

  • Flor C.
    2019-01-17 20:37

    3.5-Llevaba años con este libro en pendiente y si no tenía la insistencia de Juli para leerlo, debo admitir que no lo iba a tocar.Recordé porque no me gustó Sky, creo que tenía problemas con sus personajes principales.Aunque en Phoenix no lo sufrí tanto y en algún momento me interesó la historia, siento que su prota hacia todo lo posible para despertar mi malhumor, entiendo todas las cosas malas por las que pasó, pero en algunos momentos se merecía unos buenos golpes para que dejara de actuar tan mal. Me irritó bastante.Del otro lado tenemos a su prota masculino el cual me cayó tan tan bien. Ese chico es demasiado tierno, dulce y sobre todo un nerd total!! Una combinación que me mantuvo con sonrisa tonta cada vez que abría la boca.Que decir del resto de la familia. Hay un par de hermanos más que me encantaría seguir sus historias y de verdad espero que mejoren.Estos libros se destacan por demasiados momentos románticos y muy poca acción. Si están dispuestos a llenarse de azúcar. Es una lectura para ustedes.

  • Sharon Mariampillai
    2019-01-10 18:33

    Actual Rating: 4.25 I loved just the same as the first book. Another Benedict brother has found his soulfinder, or soulmate. This is the story of Yves and Phoenix. This book is great. I enjoyed every minute of it. Phoenix is a thief. She can freeze brainwaves from others, which is totally awesome if you ask me. She tries to steal from Yves, but is unable to succeed. She makes some bad decisions throughout the book that annoyed me. However, I thought it didn't take away from the story. Yves is the gorgeous American boy. I think of him as the laid back brother because he is always relaxed and chilled. He is the complete opposite of Zed. To me, he is the boy with the heart of gold.I think that it is cool that the story is in the POV of the Benedict brothers chosen soulmate. It makes us see through her eyes the good and bad quality in each of the brothers. Overall, an enjoyable read.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-09 20:22

    Ich liebe diese Bücher einfach.

  • Matías G.B.
    2018-12-31 12:29

    Soy un cursi, por eso 5 estrellas.

  • Fransinda Geers
    2019-01-07 18:40

    Wat is dit een geweldige serie, wanneer je eenmaal in een boek begonnen bent, wil je hem zo snel mogelijk uitlezen!

  • Tanja Voosen
    2019-01-12 20:46

    BuchgestaltungMir gefällt die deutsche Aufmachung von den Farben her etwas besser. Zu meiner Verwunderung finde ich auch die Abänderung des Titels richtig gut, obwohl beides passt, denn Phoenix wird so gesehen „gestohlen“ aber auch „gerettet“. Ich finde jedoch letztes passt irgendwie besser, wegen der Beziehung zu Yves!MeinungIch erinnere mich noch gut an den Vorgänger Finding Sky und das ich damals nicht ganz überzeugt werden konnte. Von Saving Phoenix gab es aber so viele positive Eindrücke, das ich die Reihe unbedingt weiter lesen wollte. Neue Charaktere, neues Glück – so in etwa? Das hat jedenfalls super funktioniert, denn in Phoenix „Phee“ und Yves hat sich mein Leserherz direkt von der ersten Sekunde an verliebt! ;)Ich hatte mir erhofft, den zweiten Band etwas besser zu finden, aber das ich so mega begeistert sein würde, hätte ich nicht für möglich gehalten! Woran genau das liegt? Lest selber. Zunächst einmal war mir Phee als Protagonistin einfach sehr sympathisch. Sie hatte kein einfaches Leben und ist daher sehr selbstständig und auch misstrauisch, weil sie sich immer durchkämpfen musste. Sie lebt in einer Gemeinde von Savants, in der eine Hierarchie herrscht, die nicht wirklich zu ihrem Vorteil ist, denn der Boss der Gruppe hat es auf ihre besondere Fähigkeit abgesehen und als herauskommt, das sie der Seelenspiegel eines der Benedict Brüder ist, wird Phee von Seher benutzt und bedroht. Umso schöner war es zu lesen, das Yves sie sofort in sein Herz schließt und versucht aus ihrem derzeitigen Leben zu retten. Dabei war besonders die ersten Begegnung der beiden furchtbar amüsant! Man müsste meinen, dass man hier vielleicht eine Neuauflage des ersten Teils zu lesen bekommt, aber dem ist nicht im mindesten so! Joss Stirling hat sich hier ganz neue Komponenten einfallen lassen.Als Phee Yves kennen lernt, will sie eigentlich nur noch flüchten. Das er sie nicht gehen lassen will, sorgt für noch mehr Lacher. Die Dialoge zwischen den beiden sind bissig, humorvoll und manchmal zuckersüß und ich habe mich jedes Mal köstlich amüsiert, wenn einer der beiden den Mund geöffnet hat! :) Was ich auch sehr mochte, war einfach die Darstellung ihrer Persönlichkeiten. Beide kommen nun einmal aus verschiedenen Welten und hier traf dann wirklich zu: Gegenteile ziehen sich an. Was ich zudem wirklich gelungen fand war, dass viele bekannte Nebencharaktere hier wieder eine Rolle spielen und Phee auch Beziehungen zu diesen aufbaut. Man sieht ein ganz klare Entwicklung, als sie anfängt zu vertrauen und aus ihrem Schneckenhaus zu kriechen. Toll zu lesen war auch, wie die Familie Benedict einfach hinter Yves steht und man so sehr viel über die Gemeinschaft erfährt, die in Band eins eher am Rand stand. Hier wird Familie groß geschrieben und die liebevolle Art, wie sich alle unterstützen, hat den Nebencharakteren viel Tiefgang verliehen.Natürlich gibt es neben der zu erwartenden Liebesgeschichte auch noch jede Menge andere Handlung. Phee, die als Erzählerin der Geschichte natürlich im Mittelpunkt steht, hat einige Konflikte auszutragen, die häufig Menschen, die ihr nahe stehen in Gefahr bringen - das war jedes mal schrecklich unfair, aber auch spannend. Die Gruppe der Savants, die alle für den Seher arbeiten wurde gut vorgestellt. Es gab viele facettenreiche Persönlichkeiten. Einige waren ulkig, andere herzlich und wieder andere einfach absolut finstere Zeitgenossen. Interessant war auch etwas mehr über die Gegenspieler der Benedicts zu erfahren, die sich hier zusammengeschlossen haben. Ich wette, da wird auch im nächsten Band so einiges auf uns zukommen!Neben vielen ruhigen Momenten, die viel Raum für Charakterentwicklung und zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen ließen, gab es immer wieder kleine Spannungshöhepunkte, die dank einiger Wenden an das Buch fesselten. Der gesamte Roman liest sich schnell und flüssig und man versinkt förmlich in den Seiten, weil einfach nie Langeweile aufkommt. Ab der Mitte wird die Bedrohung, der sich Phee stellen muss auch immer größer und man leidet deutlich mit ihr, wenn sich wieder Dinge ihres Einflusses entziehen. Was bei mir dabei viele Pluspunkte sammeln konnte war, das die Savants trotz ihrer Gaben nicht als allmächtig etc. dargestellt wurden. Hier lösten sich die Probleme nicht wie von Zauberhand, sondern wurden als Team angegangen. Dabei hat Joss Stirling immer alles sehr strukturiert aufgebaut und die Erklärungen waren demnach nie überzogen, sondern immer verständlich. Das war so eine weitere Sache, die mich dauerhaft für sich einnehmen konnte: die Atmosphäre des Buches war so wunderbar authentisch! Ich hatte einfach immer das Gefühl, mitten im Geschehen zu sein und konnte die Gefühle und Motive aller Charaktere in Saving Phoenix nachvollziehen.Phee und Yves wurden im Verlauf auch zu meinen persönlichen Dreamteam des Monats, denn trotz der etwas gewöhnungsbedürftigen Wende ganz zum Schluss, hat die Chemie einfach gestimmt. Es wurde auch nie kitschig, wie ich das ab und an befürchtet hatte, sondern blieb einfach bodenständig und liebenswert.Die Geschichte ist hier relativ abgeschlossen. Ich bin sehr gespannt, wie es wohl mit den Benedict Brüdern weitergeht und ob sie am Ende alle so viel Glück wie Zed und Yves haben werden :PFazitEine tolle Fortsetzung, die man als eigenständigen Roman betrachten kann. Humorvoll, bissig und einfach süß erzählt Joss Stirling eine neue Liebesgeschichte, in einer Welt, angereichert mit interessanten Fantasyelementen und der richtigen Prise Spannung und Herz!

  • Evelin
    2019-01-23 16:26

    Хареса ми много повече от "Скай". Феникс и Айвс бяха толкова различни и в същото време така добре си пасваха. Книгата беше наситена с повече битки били те физически или със саватски сили.

  • Lyanne
    2018-12-26 17:26

    This one is my personal favorite! I just love Yves! That name tho haha.

  • Christina Rodriguez
    2019-01-14 12:22

    “I'm not a little woman you need to defend.'His face hardened. 'That's exactly what you are: you're my little woman and I'm not having you sacrifice yourself for me.” Loved Loved Loved it! So I finished this book last night and when the last sentence was read I was so sad. I thought that Finding Sky was a good read but Stealing Phoenix was a great read! In stealing Phoenix we meet Phee, a thief for a community of bad Savants. When her target is none other then the 6th Benedict son things turn crazy for her. After trying to steal his good and getting burned in the process, Phee has to try again. She must steal from him. Its her only way to stay alive. So the next day Phee is on mission to try again but this time Yves is not going to be caught unprepared again. Little do both of them know that they are each others half. Each others Soulfinder. That is where the story gets interesting...I loved the connection between Phoenix and Yves and loved having more of the romance and connection between characters in this book. I liked how, like his brother Zed, Yves didn't give up on Phee and showed her that she was capable of being loved. He was so sweet and gentle with her but he also showed his tough side as well. I have to say I loved to see a little of the other brothers strength in Yves, that made him so much more hot! :-) And by gosh we got much much more of the Benedicts, including Sky, and I ADORE them! They are all so caring, generous and so accepting. From book 1 I loved Xav's and this book just made me love him more! I cannot wait to read his story in Seeking Crystal!So if you haven't read this book you are missing out!

  • Evelyn Torres
    2019-01-17 14:48

    Sky habia sido un libro que me dejo sin palabras, literalmente me encanto. Pero Phoenix fue un libro que me enamoro completamente.Phee es una chica increible con una vida muy complicada. Me senti muy identificada con ella y su personalidad, su manera de ser, adore todo en ella -excepto cuando huia - pero es totalmente genial. Ame de este libro que pudimos conocer mucho mas a Yves y que es mucho mas de lo que aparenta. Ame la manera en que se conocieron y comenzaron a hablar, porque fue muy gracioso su primer dialogo. Para todo el mundo Yves puede ser el chico mas "timido", "que no tiene mucha experiencia con las chicas" y todo lo que quieran, pero me gustomuchisimo masver lo arriesgado y dulce que puede ser Yves por Phee, que ver al malote de Zed todo el dia tratando de proteger a Sky. Yves tambien protege mucho a Phoenix, pero era tan dulce y él simplemente arriesgaba TODO por ella, de una manera - para mi - totalmente diferente a Zed, asi lo senti yo y es lo que mas me gusto.Yves es el tipo de que chico que a mi me encantaria conocer y hay algo en este libro que me hizo amar cada pagina y palabra que contenia. Imaginen que lei el libro en un dia, no podia bajar el libro y dejar a Phee e Yves ahi sin saber que pasaba con ellos. Me enamore de su historia de amor y me encanto que todo sucediera en Londres, fue una historia hermosa y la recomiendo muchisimo.

  •  Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
    2019-01-14 16:43

    Following in the footsteps of its predecessor “Finding Sky” the cover to “Stealing Phoenix” is also elegant. I absolutely love it! We get an imaginative look at a phoenix. The trick is having read the first installment of this wonderful series do I know I will not be reading about a mythological bird..Stirling must be her own genie in a bottle stealing her title straight from the pages of creative writing. Not only is Phee stealing to survive, but Yves is stealing for love. Joss Stirling managed to stun me as she continued to weave a plot with more mystery and utter heart breaking moment that seized my very breath.Stirling didn’t slack on character development as she intertwine the plot and characters from book one and built a solid foundation for the series to thrive upon. “Stealing Phoenix” begins in England were Yeve’s is on a educational outing and takes you on a emotional journey full of up’s and down’s; twist and turns. You will be on the edge of your seat, with tear stained cheeks and hope in your heart unable to turn the pages fast enough. This was another terrific read from Joss Stirling and she ends the story with a flourish of family love. I honestly can’t wait to read more about the Benedict Brothers in books to come!!