Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.
Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian - Vane's guardian - and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, Audra and Vane start to realize that the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.
My Thoughts: I started this one for the first time over a year ago. I wasn't sure what to make of it. I got about 50 pages in and stopped. It just didn’t hold my interest. I finally picked it back up and started over and gave it another chance. I’m so glad I did!!
We are introduced to both Audra and Vane. Vane has just been a normal teenager and Audra has been watching him. She’s his guardian. She’s a sylph and Vane has a greater good. He is going to defeat a bad guy and make things right. What a joke, he figures. He’s not a fighter, the whole idea makes him sick.
As Audra prepares Vane for the fight, they find themselves growing closer and wanting to be together.
I really did enjoy this one a lot. I liked both of their personalities. I liked all the little details that were put into this one and their pasts and futures. I liked getting to know the other people in his life, even if it was brief. I enjoyed Audra and her mission.
Let The Sky Fall was an interesting premise and I did enjoy it. I’m so glad I picked it back up and choose to start this series. Now I’m excited for the next one!
Overall: It was a thick book but I enjoyed it. At times, it did get a bit slow but then it would speed right back up. I loved the whole idea of sylphs and I liked all the talk about wind. It was an interesting concept on something that happens every day. I’m excited to see what happens next for Vane and Audra!
Cover: Its pretty! It would definitely catch my eye, and make me pick it up!
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