Monday, January 13, 2014

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall

Sky Fall 1

Author: Shannon Messenger
Pages: 416 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Review Source: Purchased

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.

Again, Shannon Messenger has managed to pull me in with her writing and world building. If I thought that Keeper of the Lost Cities was fantastic (which it was and still is), then this start to her new series was right up there.

We first get introduced to Vane, and I have to say that I liked him right off the bat. He was fun, sarcastic, and awkward, a typical teen guy. Then Audra is brought into the mix and Vane found out that he wasn't exactly so typical anymore. Shannon did such a fantastic job with keeping their voices distinctive and strong throughout, and I loved their interactions.

The mythology that Shannon created for this book was so fascinating. And the fact that they were sylph's, air elementals, was just icing on the cake. The scenes when Audra worked with Vane to call the wind were breathtaking and flawless. Beautiful and absolutely perfect for this world.

I can't say enough good things about this world and I'm so excited to start reading the next book in the trilogy, Let the Storm Break. There's so much that can happen and we've only gotten a small piece of the puzzle so far.

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