11 September 2015

Review: Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Reviewer: Kayla
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 7/10

Summary (Goodreads. Da real MVP):

Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian - Vane's guardian - and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, Audra and Vane start to realize that the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. While encompassing many traditional elements of YA dystopian/fantasy novels, there are also many aspects that differentiate itself as being a unique and one-of-a-kind book. The writing style is average, and I have read better. What kept me reading was the storyline and how different it is. The element of using wind as a powerful resource is something I’ve never heard of or even thought of. The term “whisper of the wind” takes on a literal meaning here and it’s so intriguing! The plot, while a bit dry in some areas still had me yearning to find out what happens next. The mystery and unpredictability of so many characters had me guessing and on the edge of my seat, wondering what could possibly happen next. The world-building was also great. I thought it was unique and unlike anything I’ve even heard of before.
The romance was predictable and inevitable, and I wish it would have been more slower-paced. Still, I felt the feels and I enjoyed the dynamic between them. The scenes where she attempted to train Vane were hilarious, and the banter between them was so entertaining and relatable.
The ending raised a lot of questions because of the action-packed conclusion this book, had so Let the Storm Break is a must-read after. The anticipation kills!

Final Thoughts:
This book was quite the enjoyable read, and I recommend it to anyone. Because it lies in the beginnings of paranormal and fantastical genre, I think it would be a great starter read for those who want to try either of these genres for the first time. Though some of the vocabulary takes getting used to, it doesn’t take a lot to catch on to.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when this came out and I did want to read it, but it just slipped past me. I need to put it back on my TBR!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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