Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Posted by Krystal Larson at 10:33 PM Monday, December 3, 2012
A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel. 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.
I have written many times, describing how much I love books that switch between points of view. Reading from different perspectives makes the story seem more alive to me and gives the characters more depth. Shannon Messenger writes from two points of view in Let the Sky Fall. She switches between Vane and Audra. Vane is the miracle boy who should have died when he was eight years old in the category five tornado that stole his family and his memories. Some mysterious girl saved him. Now, nine years later, he still sees her face and dreams about her. To Vane, she is perfect in every sense. Audra has a much lower opinion of herself. She knows that the deaths of Vane’s parents and her own father are on her hands. Audra was only a little girl when she killed them, but she will carry their murders with her forever. The mission that Audra must succeed in will help redeem her, even if nothing can truly ever make her whole. Audra must awaken Vane to his legacy. She must protect him and ensure his safety, the world depends on him.
I was never bored when reading Let the Sky Fall. Shannon Messenger starts the story by drawing her reader in and then refuses to let them go until the last page. Forbidden romance, adventure, and betrayal are all tied together in this exciting novel. Young adult readers will love Let the Sky Fall.
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