Let the Sky Fall

Posted August 21st, 2013 by in *Review / 1 comment

let the sky fallTitle: Let the Sky Fall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 2013
Classification: YA Novel

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

After seeing countless, and I do mean countless, amazing reviews of this book on all of the blogs I read and trust I knew I had to check it out!

At the very beginning I will admit I wanted to know everything there was to know about this world where wind could do serious damage and there were people who could control it! The idea behind this story really rocks and I was completely on board to keep reading this book so I could understand what it meant to be an air elemental who could walk on the wind and ask favors of the wind when needed. I have never really read a book where this was the paranormal aspect so like I said already, I was super excited…

Then came the downfall…

I did not like either main characters’ voices!!

Audra was really just a bitch. I know I don’t like to call characters that but it was the plain truth. She was so wrapped up in the past 10 years of her life she couldn’t open her eyes to the future. She was stubborn, unlikable, rude, and arrogant. Along with her Vane wasn’t any better. He was dumb and uninspiring to be quite honest about it. I didn’t feel any real emotion from either one of them. It seemed like they were bored kids going along with some dumb game that their ancestors were making them play. I just really didn’t care for either one of them and when you don’t care for the characters, even 100+ pages into the story, then it is time to put it down.

Overall, this was a DNF for me. I love the story concept but I hate the way the author made the characters.

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One Response to “Let the Sky Fall”

  1. Candace

    Ha, I DNF’d this too. It was crazy cause I stalked this book at ALAMW and finally had someone get it for me on Monday (I had to leave Monday) and went to so much effort to get it and just didn’t care for it. I hadn’t planned on DNF’ing it, It just wasn’t clicking in any way and I figured I’d go back, but honestly, I don’t have much urge to. There are so many amazing books in the world there’s no point struggling through one that isn’t working for us. I’m glad for your review though, maybe I’m not missing much. I only read the first quarter of it.

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