Vane Weston’s life stinks. At the age of seven his parents were killed in a category five tornado, and he should have died too. He can’t remember anything that happened before the twister. Well, except for one thing, a girl standing in the wind looking down at him. Creepy, right? Yeah, and he doesn’t even know her. Now he is stuck with foster parents in a miserable town, which seems to be as hot as the sun. He is hopeless with girls, something seems to happen on every date that makes it go horribly wrong…spilled drinks on dresses, wind messing up a girl’s hair, you name it. To top it all off, he sees the same mystery girl from the twister almost every night. Vane lives like this for the next ten years of his life. Until one day he is on a date that is going surprisingly well and SHE shows up. The mystery girl, Audra, explains to him that he has powers that any human would dream of, he belongs to a different world, and he is the key to saving everyone. The things Vane learns will be far from ordinary. Before Vane can walk away, she uses some sort of voodoo magic and shoots them both into the sky. When they land, she claims that she is the same species as Vane. Vane then tells her the obvious…that the girl isn’t human. And then she drops the bomb: “That’s right Vane. I’m not human. And neither are you.” So what are they? What danger are they in? Who is after them and why do they need to save everyone? Read Let the Sky Fall and find out!
Shannon does wonders in this novel. She creates characters with such intense emotions that they seem to come to life right off the page. At first you might think that it will be a typical run of the mill fantasy book. However, this book is anything but ordinary. Between a forbidden romance, saving the world, and preparing for the oncoming attack, Let The Sky Fall is a whirlwind of emotions, experiences, and memories. The best parts are the moments when Messenger makes your jaw drop – and then you might say to yourself, “Okay that was good, but can she top it?” And she tops it, again and again and again! Messenger combines drama and comedy perfectly to create a jewel in today’s abundance of YA choices. I give this book five stars and am eagerly awaiting a sequel!
Let the Sky Fall comes out on March 5, 2013!
Find out more about author Shannon Messenger at http://shannonmessenger.com/
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