Sunday, November 24, 2013

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger Review


Let the Sky Fall was a book I got from the library and let me tell you it was freaking amazing. The story was unique and amazing and I absolutely LOVED it!!!
For a little background here's the summary: 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.

Let me just say, I've never read a story about Sylphs before. There are books about people who control the elements but never about sylphs. Like I said, the story is unique and amazingly brilliant all at the same time. 
The story alternates between Audra's and Vane's pov. Audra and Vane are actually really funny together. Vane tends to get on Audra's nerves and then she kicks his butt and it's really cute. Throughout the book you can see their attraction but its kind of always been there because they knew each other when they were little but Vane doesn't remember but Audra's has always watched out for him for years from the shadows. And for Vane, ever since he forgot what happened, he still had dreams of Audra because she was the last thing he remembered so they are just adorable and funny from the beginning.

But as the story goes on, you get to see a lot of how Audra feels from the night of the tornado and how all her life since, she's blames herself for everything that happened and how she thinks she deserves everything bad that happens to her - like she hasn't eaten for ten years (food is earthly and sylphs are of the wind so food and water actually weakens them but they can eat nonetheless) and because she blames herself she pushes people away because she doesn't think she is worthy and so this conflicts with her wanting to be with Vane (which she does want because she really does like him).

From the beginning of the book though, Audra trains Vane as best as she can before the Stormers who are after them, come within eight days. She also tries to find ways to make Vane remember or learn the Westerlies (western wind) because he is the only one who can which is also the reason why people are after them - if you know the language of the four winds, then you can become very powerful, which brings us back to why Vane is being protected and all that jazz. Of course there are always problems that pop up in training and their life in general-like Vane has human parents. 

Throughout the book, there is action, training, funny moments, sad ones, and happy ones. Now the ending, I thought it was going to be a little bigger than it was but that was because I missed a detail that I remember reading I just totally forgot about that applied to the ending. But I like and am sad about the ending because you learn some secrets that I had no idea about and neither did the main characters and and and something that I was waiting for the whole book to happen happened which made me really happy but I can't say cause it would really be spoiling the book. But I'm only sad because I read the blurb for the next book which I really need and want but mostly need but don't have!!1
So yeah the book was awesome and so so good and I give it 5/5 stars cause it really deserves it. Now add it to your reading lists!Happy Reading!!



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