Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall #1) by Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1)Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

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 their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.



 REVIEW

 Never had the wind such a strong presence in a novel. Until now. This novel is an artistic recreation of the theme of the elementals, which I have also met on other books, like Mortal Enchantment.

So in a on going war which also threatens Earth, Vane and Audra run against the clock in order to find a way to stop the Stormers. Guilt, love, humor and betrayal mix together and you have no idea what actually happens until the last pages of the book.

Vane was a refreshing character. Not the alpha type, he is funny, has troubles on hiw own, yet manages to become stronger, even from Audra.
Audra is a tormented girl. The past has made her cold and even her relationship with her mother is a devastating result of past events. Many times i wondered how she could keep on continuing and from the double POV it's obvious that Vane is the reason.

The ending? I would give four stars, since i get an idea of what will happen on the second book, but the refreshing idea kept me from it. Recommended to those who like the sky and wish to fly!

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