Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Hardcover, First Edition, 416 pages
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.
Thanks so much universe for deleting my ENTIRE review in the midst of reviewing it. Great.
Okay, let’s try this again.
The real rating for this is 3.5 stars. Why? Vane annoyed me one moment then I wanted to make out with him the next…so I had mixed emotions for him. Audra was an amazingly strong character. She feels unwanted but feels the need to prove herself to, well, everyone. Vane thinks he’s had a hard life, but he’s had it pretty good. Well, except for the fact that his parents were killed by an evil, power-hungry wind dude. He doesn’t find that out until later though. Their kind bond with a kiss. Any kiss will do. And they bond forever (so don’t go around kissing on every date) I think that is sooo romantic but….kinda dangerous, don’t yah think?
What matters is here and now.”
Song of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKfeN… Why this song you ask? Because of these stanzas:
I fell in love from the moment we kissed
Since then we’ve been history
They say that love is forever
Your forever is all that I need
It goes to show, I hope that you know that you are
What my dreams are made of
Yeah… so. Life. I like hamburgers even more after reading this book. I didn’t know that was possible.