“This is who I am.
Stronger than the Stormers.
Stronger than Vane.
Beyond all emotion.
I don't give in to fear or pity or love. I'm the one in control.”
Vane Weston just wants to be like everyone else and kiss a freaking girl. His life already has been a mess since surviving in category five tornado that got his parents killed. Being called the “miracle child” put a lot of pressure on him. So when he finally has a chance with a girl, he sees her. A beautiful, dark-haired girl who have been appearing in his dreams every night for ten years. After finding out the truth behind his parents’ death and that he is a sylph, the responsibility that comes with it is endless.
“How do I have anything normal, when my life's been shredded to bits, turned inside out, painted different colors and reassembled in an order I don't recognize?”
Audra has been watching over Vane for ten years. Being an air elemental brings some sacrifices like not eating or drinking to become as powerful as she can be. Being Vane’s guardian is all she can do from feeling guilty about the tornado and killed Vane’s parents and her dad. But when it’s time to train him, there is weird connection that cannot be continued because Vane is promised to someone else.
“We were two broken, incomplete people. Now we're one. No one will ever understand me the way she will. No one will ever understand her the way I will.”
This is that kind of read that has something for everyone – passion, romance, tension, action, betrayal, pain – the list can go on. POV of Vane & Audra really freshened the read and it was interesting to see how they both reacted to certain situation. One of the things that was definitely good is their connection. Well done Messenger, well done!