Review: Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Posted April 6, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Let The Sky Fall by Shannon MessengerLet the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Source: Library
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A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “fast-paced, fantasy-romance” (VOYA) novel.
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. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And as the storm bears down on them, she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

It took me quite awhile to find this book, because for some reason, it isn’t anywhere. And you know what, this book is totally underrated. It should be placed up there together with the Divergent series. And maybe side by side a John Green book. Because this book? It’s amazing. It will make you laugh, it will also make you cry.
Vane Wester lost his parents when he was seven years old. He was the only survivor in a hurricane incident that killed both his parents. And unfortunately, he seemed to have lost his memories. All memories about his past and what happened on the day of the incident, all wiped out. Except the image of a beautiful girl, who keeps haunting his dream. But the thing is, that girl is real. Audra isn’t human. She is a sylph. An air element. She can control the wind, and basically she is one together with the wind. And she’s also a guardian, Vane’s guardian, to be specific.
One of the few reasons why I absolutely adore this book is because of the fact that it talks about wind elements! I have always been fascinated about the different kind of winds and HERE, this is a book about them. So yay, *dances around the house*
If you ever see this book lying anywhere in a bookstore, GRAB IT. It’s worth your money. There’s Vane. The hot and annoying main character. But his annoyance is the endearing kind. The kind that makes you wanna strangle him but hug him HAHA. And then there’s Audra. I really love this book because it depicts a strong, female character. Instead of a guy puting his life on the line for a girl, it’s the other way around this time. And it amazes me how the author shaped Audra. She is strong-willed, brave but she is also soft at heart. She tries not to let many things affect her, but in truth, she just needed someone to care for her. And the burden she carried around for ten years. Damn. I think what really got to me was Audra. That’s why I wasn’t angry at the ending of this book. It was neither a sad nor happy scene. But I know why it had to happen that way, and honestly, that makes me feel more excited to read the next book 😀 Is it out yet?
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