[#22] Book Review: Let the Sky Fall - Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall 
(Sky Fall #1)

Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1)


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.


Let the Sky Fall… It’s one of my reads that had taken a lot of work to finish. That’s about three weeks. Yes, three weeks! I couldn't be that patient with any other books but I say, this one’s worth it.

It has a very interesting story line that it would be a waste not to finish it and know what’s going to happen with all these screwed up characters.

The characters? Yeah, they were all screwed up. Their life, dilemmas, abilities and responsibilities makes them that way. So first there’s Vane, the last westerly living. The whole world depends on him and he doesn't even know that (okay, that’s a bit of exaggeration). He has the looks, humor and determination. I loved that he didn't turned out to be some pushy guy, pushing the girl he loves to love him back. We need more of guys like him. Loved that he’s not just patient but also senseful enough to know how to read between the lines when it comes to girls.

Audra, the girl whose suppose to protect Vane until he’s ready to take on the villains. She reeks of self pity, self deprivation and masochism, though the writer made it relatable even if there nothing I can relate about her (that kind of life just doesn't usually exist in our world, right? XD) She’s a fighter, by profession and by nature. I loved her for that. And also for giving in and being able to conduct change for someone she loves. 

Some minor characters—Arella, not so motherly and a bit too bitchy for my taste. I didn't expect her involvement on the last parts. Hannah, the girl Vane had been dating – I feel sorry for her, the one time he’d been a real jerk. Raiden and Gales, I really don’t care what will happen to them.

The ending was great. The revelation was really unexpected. Loved that not all of my guesses happened. Sometimes, it’s also nice to be able to yell “what?! Why didn't I see that one coming?!”.

Overall, it’s a good book, just lacking some serious beats. Planning to read the next installment and recommending it for readers who like lots of negativity coming from the characters. :)

How much I loved it?
3.0 Hearts

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