Aug 5, 2013

Book Review: Let the Sky Fall

Title: Let the Sky Fall
Series: Sky Fall, #1
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publication Date: March 05, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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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.

My Thoughts

First off, I’m in love with the cover. It fits so much with the story’s wonderful concept. I had no idea what this book was about when my friend gave this to me but I trusted her thoughts and we usually have similar taste in books. The reviews were kind of mixed but I’ve read a ton of positive things about it and now I’ve finished it, I have to go with the positive flow. 
The story starts with Vane, a boy also known as “The Miracle Child", having this dream of the time he lost his family in a tornado and leaving him as the only survivor. Then he sees this dark-haired girl in the dream’s scenario, crying. He stars to have her in his dreams a lot so while he was out on a date, he saw her and he thought he was just having an illusion. So when his date followed his gaze since he was staring at his “dream girl", she also saw her and that’s when he realized that she’s not just a part of his dream, she’s actually real. “Dream Girl" has a name: Audra. And that’s when he starts to question and started finding out secrets from his past.
It was actually an engaging read for my part. The wind element kind of concept is new to me and it’s pretty notable with all these Windwalkers thing. Like other books, even if I enjoyed reading them, I got minor issues with this one but I wouldn’t elaborate because they’re spoilery. But just minor ones and they didn’t take away my interest for the book. 
The ending wasn’t a cliffhanger but just a shocking twist. I love shocking twists. I already knew from the start that I wouldn’t like that character but I didn’t expect said character to be the one responsible for certain events. The romance was cute, not rushed but even if it’s forbidden, you can feel that they’re willing to fight for it.
4 stars and I can’t wait to read the next book. This didn’t leave me hanging but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to read the next because I feel like there’s so much more explanation that needs to be done and I want to know how these two characters fight for themselves and for their “bond" (forbidden bond) and grow more. Character growth. So there it is..

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