Title: Let The Sky Fall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Published: 5th March 2013 (Simon Pulse)
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 [via GoodReads]
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For those who enjoyed reading Under The Never Sky, this book is for you. I'm, yet again, stuck for words to even explain how much I enjoyed this book. The narrations were just so natural and the everything was just tied down so well.
The novel bounces from a narration from Vane and Audra. I can't decide if I like Vane or Audra better, but they have a great contrast with one another, as Audra knows little about the human kind with Vane having been brought up as a human all his life. I really liked how they essentially taught one another knowledge about their "worlds" and for Audra, her discovery of feelings. Vane is the perfect swoon-worthy male. Stubborn but determined. Friendly with his sarcastic comments. Annoyingly fictional :(
Perfect balance between action and romance. I love the narrations during the training sessions, especially the way they can control the air and how it can also control them. It made everything a whole lot more intense.
I was a bit blind whilst reading this book and I found everything really surprising when a new bit of information was shared, especially with Audra's side of the narration. A good bit of unexpected twisting and turning.
Oh, the ending! The ending. The ending has left me ripping my hair out with my bare hands! WHY?! It reminds me why I don't like reading series' that aren't finished because of the possible cliffhanger endings. Will have to wait til 2014. *sigh*
This book has made it's way to my favourites shelf :D
Cannot wait for the next book! EEEPPP!