Sunday, December 22, 2013

[Book Review] Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)Let the Sky Fall

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. 

Unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

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“This is who I am.
A fighter.
A guardian.
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!