Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Let the Sky Fall Review

416 pages

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.

Told from the perspectives of Vane and Audra, this is a hauntingly beautiful story full of passion and action. Audra is a fierce and strong sylph with a deep-rooted guilt about her past. Vane on the other hand has no idea who he is or where he came from, but his only link to his past is a constant vision of Audra. Audra and Vane's attraction to each other is one that neither of them completely understand or can fight. Most of this story is filled with the attraction between Audra and Vane as well as their preparation for the enemy who is coming to kill him. We get to learn about Vane's past piece by piece, and each new insight reveals a lot of pain yet also hope as well. Most of the setting focuses on Vane's life amongst humans although we also see pieces of Audra's past as a sylph. This isn't a fast-paced novel but it moves into a blast of action at the end. I've never read about sylph's before now so I loved being able to experience them through Shannon's writing perspective. I absolutely enjoyed this story and I can't wait until the next novel, in which we hopefully get more of a view of the sylph world. I would definitely recommend this novel if you like mythology and paranormal romance.


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