Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Pre order: Amazon / Barnes and noble
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.My Thoughts:
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.
*sigh* I just don't even know where to begin. Let the Sky Fall was a book that I had really high hopes for. I jumped for joy when it landed in my hands and I couldn't wait to read it, unfortunately my expectations were not met and I am left with a weird feeling after finishing the book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. The characters were okay, not great. The story was just off enough to make me question the whole thing. This book at least for me falls into that icky category labeled just meh and I hate that category. I would rather feel hate towards a book than indifference.
The story itself is an interesting one. We have Windwalkers and big bad enemies that are coming in eight days, we have a forbidden romance, and we have strange mother thrown in that feels like she should star in Mommy Dearest. Maybe not that extreme but that woman gave me the creeps and from the get go I had my eye on her. See it all sounds exciting right?? I thought so too, but the story just seemed to drag on and and some parts I wanted to scream to get back to the story and forget about the romance. Being a romance reader I should never say those things but I did and I do feel terrible about it, but the story needed more story and less pinning. I know the two characters wanted each other from the beginning and it felt like filler to have them go back and forth so much. I might have been okay with it all if the ending hadn't of erased all the back and forth so quickly. There is a part and no I can't tell you but Vane makes a simple demand and poof years of planning are thrown right out the window without a care. At least that is the way I took it so all the back and forth talk and scenes ended up being for naught.
Anyway back to the story. I am always on the look out for something different in my books and Windwalkers are right up there with cyborgs so I knew I had to read it. I know we all get tired of the same ole vamps and weres so this sounded fresh and new. It was new and fresh, but I found it a little hard to grasp at some parts and honestly the whole slyph idea was lost on me. We have Vane and Audra who are training to win the war against the baddiest that want to control all four winds. These baddies need Vane to teach them the Westerly wind language and seeing as how he is the last remaining Westerly alive they will torture him to get what they want. So the weight of the world lies with two teenagers with no help from anybody else. I just don't understand why Vane wasn't guarded more. We get a somewhat explanation but I don't buy it. If he truly is the last Westerly and if everything depends on this one boy then shouldn't there be an army in front of him? There were little things like this that never clicked for me. Too many holes in my opinion and since I kept coming up with more and more questions my feelings toward the book started to become meh.
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