Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger.  LET THE SKY FALL releases on March 5, 2013 from Simon Pulse.


Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

I have been intrigued by this book since I discovered it on Goodreads.  The cover was the first thing that caught my eye--I mean, look at it; it's gorgeous.  But then I discovered it's about sylphs--wind elementals!  How cool is that?  I live in the Dallas area, so I'm no stranger to the wind or the fierce tornadoes that rip through the area a couple of times a year.  Plus, my older sister and I used to chase storms--we were young, don't fault us.  Anywho...I'm jealous of anyone that got this at BEA, and I hate that I have to wait until next year to read it!  (Hopefully it will end up on Netgalley--sending up a prayer).  I can't wait to read about Audra and Vane--I'm betting their romance is epic!