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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)
Let the Sky Fall 
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 416
BUY: Barnes & Noble ~ Amazon ~ Indiebound 
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.~goodreads

*signs* Let the Sky Fall….

This book took me by total surprise. I mean, I knew it would be good…but I didn’t know it would be THIS EFFIN’ AMAZING! Like holy crap!  I felt all the FEELS. This story was hilarious yet filled with somber undertones (umm?? Can you even use that to describe a storyline?! YES! YES, YOU CAN WITH THIS BOOK!) The romance was sexy and believable in an “OMG! JUST MAKE THE EFF OUT, ALREADY!” way. And the characters!? And just...the wind?! And like EVERYTHING!?!? LOVE. LOVE. LOVED!! I need to reread this book a million and sixty hundred times because it was EEEEEEEEE!! that good. 

I need to own it. I need to snuggle and drink tea with it. WAAAH. I want it to love me back. Oh my god. I’m seriously IN LOVE with this book. O_O

Ehem! Moving on….

Okay, so Vane and Audra are pretty much my new favsie couple ever. For seriously. They are both SUCH dynamic, layered IN-FREAKIN-CREDIBLE characters that when you get them on the same page?! WOOOSH! The story freakin’ takes off like nobody’s bIZness and you're riding the tailspin of their epically epic epicness. They’re both such stubbornly sarcastic individuals that when they're together they just equal perfection.

Vane's training scenes were some of my favorite parts of the whole entire book. Because REALITY CHECK GUISE. WIND IS FREAKIN’ AWESOME. AND POWERFUL AS EFF. Like holy CRUD-CAKES! I want to be a Sylph. Screw vamps and wolves and ghosts and merms (WAIT! NO, I still love merms!) but Sylph are brilliantly spectacular creatures. I mean the wind WHISPERS its secrets to!?! Dope.

And speaking of dope, Audra is so B.A. I canNOT even begin to describe her to you. (but I’m going to because, like, it wouldn’t really be a review if I didn’t?) She is so tough YET so undeniably broken that you can’t help but love her and sympathize with her. She’s given up so much of her life just to protect this one boy. To keep him safe. She’s given up eating and drinking and dating, all for him. Do you know how bad that would suck!? To have to watch this person LIVE their life and NOT be allowed into it?? Poor girl.

And she's so passionate and dedicated in everything she does. GAH! I want to be friends with her. And what i loved most about her is that she’s not a pansy “this-boy-is-so-HAWT-omg!” type of girl. She has her own worries, thoughts, feelings and dreams that don’t revolve around him. I desperately appreciated that.

GUISE! Also, the bad guys in this book are, like, really bad. I was seriously effin’ worried for a while there. YIKES.

And OH MY GOSH! The ending had me TEARING UP. WAAAH. I need the sequel yesterday. I need more Audra and Vane and WiiiiiiNNNnnnnNNNNnnnnd!

This book just reached into my soul and took out all the elements that it adores most. I would DEFINITELY recommend this book--it was stunning and breathtaking and all the good things in this world!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! And this week--plus last week plus the week before that annnnd the week before that and possibly even next week-- i'm waiting on: 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.~Goodreads

LOOK. AT. THAT. COVER. Yeah, i know you've seen it before and i know you love it! It's so dark and gothic and beautiful. GAH! I need this book like the tooth fairy needs a tooth, like Santa needs a cookie, like the JONAS BROTHERS NEED TO MAKE A COMEBACK! So....A LOT! I'm FREAKING out about it, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea soundz freakin' superb and yeah...wants! 

Watchya'll waiting on this week?? Link me up, yo! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Elegy

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
 Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Elegy (Hereafter #3)

I was still lost in thought when i heard Jillian sigh dramatically. 

"Are you going to sneak into my brother's room tonight and, like, do it?"

BAHAHA! Oooh, Jillian. I absolutely adored this book and you guise should definitely check this series out if you haven't already! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Music Monday: Songs i've been jammin' to!

Erik Hassle: Wanna Be Loved

DJ Pauly D ft. Jay Sean: Back to Love

Paramore: Now

Any song recs? Leave 'em in the comments! :)

I'm Baaaaack!

New Year, New Design!! Whoop! Whoop!!
I am SO IN LOVE with it and i hope you guise will love it too!

Come back soon for new giveaways, fictional boy favorites and, of course, reviews!

And thanks for sticking around while i took a break!!