Book Review: Let The Sky fall by Shannon Messenger

Let The Sky Fall
Let The Sky Fall #1
Author: Shannon Messenger
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Review Source: Simon Pulse

Summary: (from goodreads) A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel.

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 was AMAZING!!! That sentence should be enough for you to go out and buy this book. I devoured this book in no time. First off look at the cover, Beautiful! Once you read the book, it goes hand in hand with the story. I can sit here in front of my computer all day and fan-girl all you want about this Epic story. You know me and how I get when I read a book that is an orginal concept that has never been written before or at least that I haven't heard or read before. Its the same way I felt when I read Breathe by Sarah Crossan and Sophie Jordan's Firelight series. They are all orginal concepts that are new and AMAZING and well-written. This is why I read, so that when a new concept is written I am able to discover its magic. 

Let the Sky Fall immediately captures you from the 1st chapter. You are taken into a story that has such an original concept and that concept is Windwalkers. Yes you read the right, its pretty much self-explanatory too. The mythology of the Windwalker is so alluring and poetic but has its dark-side too. I think I now would answer if someone were to ask me, 'what would I choose if I could have superpowers'? I would respond by saying I would be a Windwalker. Who doesn't want to be able to walk on air, listen to its beautiful music and even use the air to your benefit for protection and more, much more. After reading Let the Sky Fall, you'll catch yourself listening to the wind when your outside to see if you can hear anything coming from it. Shannon's writing was so believable and honest, you can actually picture or imagine what the Windwalkers hear. Did I mention already, that this book is EPIC!!! Didn't want to leave that piece of information out. 

In Let the Sky Fall you are introduced to Vane and eventually to Audra. Vane for as long as he can remember has been dreaming of a girl that ends up being Audra in real life. He has had this recurring dream since the day he lost his parents during a category 5 tornado that he survived when he was really young. When Vane discovers Audra is real, events take place that now place them in serious danger. Audra basically has to give him a crash course on who Vane really is and what Windwalkers are, she has to 'WAKE' him up. Needless to say, Vane is not a happy camper even if it is Audra telling him. Now Audra and Vane must work together to figure out how to survive the doom that is headed their way. No one will help Audra, so she is left on her own to figure it out and train Vane at the same time. Vane must learn to call the West Wind which is something that only he can do. It has to come naturally to him in order to survive and be able to protect himself and Audra. Audra is starting to loose hope on Vane figuring out how to call the West Wind, so she is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Vane at all cost. Her life! If that is not enough to take in, it seems that Vane and Audra might be falling for one another and guess what? It' forbidden. 

Let the Sky Fall will have you gripping the pages so hard from its charged-filled pages. You literally will get the wind knock out of you and you might even feel like you have been sucked in to your own personal category 5 tornado. Let the Sky Fall has it all and more. Its will grip you with its original story, believable characters, poetic mythology and passion that even Romeo and Juliette might be jealous about. I truly hope everyone reading this review will listen to me and buy this novel. 


Here is a bit more information on Let the Sky fall from Shannon messenger's website:

Click HERE to the first 4 chapters online!


Foreign Translations will soon be available in:
Spain (RBA Libros)
Germany (CBJ Random House)
Complex Chinese--Taiwan (Sharp Point Press)
Hungary (ETK Books)


  1. Awesome review! I am so excited for this book to come out. Very happy to hear that it's so good. :)

  2. I already have this one on order, but I am so glad to see such a raving review of this novel. It sounds so unique and I can't wait for it to come!
    Thanks for the hype!!


  3. I'm so glad I preordered it. I can't wait to get it in the mail.

  4. I've heard such amazing things about this book! I can't wait till I can finally read it! Happy to hear you enjoyed it <3



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