Hi guys! Here is my review for Let The Sky Fall, as well as a short interview with SHANNON MESSENGER! Also, the 48 Hour Book Challenge starts tomorrow! I will be posting a lot over the weekend with my starting point, ending point, a few updates and reviews. This will be my post for Monday as well, but I *might* have a review on Monday because of the 48HBC. The fanart and the interview (both at the bottom) are really awesome! Enjoy! Vane Weston is lucky to be alive. He survived a category 5 tornado that was his parents’ fate, and was named in the local newspaper as “Miracle Boy”. Ten years after the storm he is still dreaming about a girl that he feels had something to do with the storm and his survival even though he doesn’t remember anything from his past. He wants to find her really badly; she could tell Vane about his past, and she is hot. One night while he is on a date with someone, he sees “dream girl” and knows she is real. But that is not it; the next night she comes into his bedroom while he is sleeping and wakes him up. Still dazed by the fact that his dream girl is in his room, she tells him something beyond crazy; he is a Sylph, just like her. An air elemental. He can speak to the winds and control them. But all of the Sylphs are in trouble; Raiden and his Stormers are coming and he is their only hope to defeat them. In an epic love story and battle, Messenger earns fans who will stay with her until the very end of this enthralling trilogy.
Let The Sky Fall was an epic book. This is the first love story I have read, and it was amazing. Lets just say that the cover and the blurb knocked the wind out of me (wind pun:-) and so did the author with Keeper Of The Lost Cities that I just had to read it. Shannon Messenger is so awesome; her writing blows me away (hahaha, another wind pun)and she stuns me with each of her works. The emotions and feelings the characters have for each other in this book are very strong, with love and sadness and so many other strong feelings and I think that is part of the book that makes it so good. This is the first time I have heard of Sylphs, and I think they are really cool! They basically control the wind, and that is the Gale Force’s job. Audra is a guardian, only few elite people in the Gales are, and she protects Vane all the time. There are also so many problems that Vane and Audra have to face; Vane is already betrothed to a princess, Audra knows it is wrong to love Vane because her job is to only protect him but she still loves him, Audra needs to train Vane before the Stormers arrive, Audra has a memory that is a burden on her back and does not want Vane to see, and Vane needs to have all four breakthroughs to be strong enough to fight Raiden. So, lots of problems; but will they be solved? read Let The Sky Fall and find out!
Action: 8 out of 10 XanderStars
Suspense: 9 out of 10 XanderStars
Well-Written: 10 out of 10 XanderStars
Page-Turning: 9 out of 10 XanderStars
Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars
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Interview with Shannon Messenger
What inspired you to write Let The Sky Fall?
Really, it was the characters. They popped into my head one day after I heard a couple of songs on my iTunes, and refused to go away until I finally wrote their story. They’ve been bossing me around ever since.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not writing?
Ha–this is going to sound so pathetic, but SLEEP. Thanks to my crazy deadline schedule I work a lot of late nights–sometimes even pulling all nighters. So whenever I turn in a draft the first thing I do is take a looooooooong nap. Oh the glamorous lives we writers lead. 🙂
Are you an avid reader? What is your favorite book?
YES–reading is one of my favorite past times. I don’t have as much time to read as I used to, but I try to squeeze it in whenever I can. As for favorite books, eek, I have a REALLY hard time picking favorites. So i’ll just go with a book I love: ELLA ENCHANTED, by Gail Carson Levine.
Where did you get the idea to include an alicorn in Keeper Of The Lost Cities Book 2: Exile?
Ha. Um, got any swizzlespice around? (this joke really doesn’t work to people haven’t read EXILE…) 🙂