Book Review: Found by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

September 11, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sci Fi
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About the book:

  • FoundFound (2)
  • Series: Penny Black #1
  • by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  • Age Group: New Adult
  • Category: Science Fiction / Romance
  • Pages:159
  • Expected Publication: February 24th 2013
  • Publisher: Write Free
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Received From: From publisher for an honest review
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From the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy comes FOUND (Penny Black #1)the first book in a whole new NA trilogy set in the Society world.

Discover what happened to Zellie, Avery, Melody, and Ben!

And meet Penny Black, a girl with a past that can see the future.

Penny Black hasn’t had it easy. Just about everything you’d expect to happen to a harassed foster-kid turned junkie has happened to Penny. Add in the mysterious power to rewind time, conducting events around her, and it’s a wonder she held up on the streets for so many years. Now, at seventeen, the New Society has found her. Finally, Penny is where she belongs. But that doesn’t stop the visions, or the need to protect the victims shown to her.

Wyatt Adams is excited and intrigued when his sister Melody assigns him to be Penny’s Lookout. Being the youngest, and hopelessly ordinary in the family that created the New Society, has left Wyatt feeling like he has a lot to prove — and Penny is a big deal. She’s got abilities that surpass any he’s seen before…and pretty much every quality he looks for in a girlfriend, but no one needs to know about that, especially Penny.

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t really into this book. I think the Bueno and Chido really threw me off. I kept reading because I really wanted to find out what happened between Penny and Wyatt. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship. But Penny is one messed up girl so I just kept hoping that this would be a good friendship and hopefully grow into something more.

I think it was also the bit of sci fi elements that had me thrown. Between that and the language, I found myself skimming, however the ending made it all worth it. I am now quite curious about where this is going to go!

The plot is interesting though. I think if I was more into sci fi I would have thoroughly enjoyed this.


About Stacey Wallace Benefiel:

Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, FOUND, the Day of Sacrifice series, The Toilet Business – a collection of essays,CROSSING, and multiple short stories.

She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she’s not foolin’ anybody.

Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children.

For more information on Stacey and her books, please visit her website:



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