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!!


  1. Welcome back fav <3

    and I really hadn't heard much about this one! but it sounds SOOO amazing!!! LIKE DOPE SAUCE. Can I borrow this too?!?! hjhaha<3

  2. Sooo . . . you liked the book? I couldn't tell from your post;-) hahaha--hadn't heard of this one yet. Will add it to my TBR for sure!