Let the Sky Fall
By Shannon Messenger
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781442450417, 416pp.)
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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.
Shannon Messenger grew up among the sandstorms and giant bugs of the desert and was not sad at all when her family finally escaped the heat. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. Let the Sky Fall is her first young adult novel. She is also the author of Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book One in a middle grade series. She lives in Southern California with her wonderful husband and far too many cats and believes In-N-Out cheeseburgers are the perfect food. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.
"Charged and romantic--a whirlwind of a love story." --Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush Saga
"Funny, fast-paced, and slyly romantic, Shannon Messenger’s YA debut dazzles."
- Kiersten White, NYT Bestselling author of PARANORMALCY and SUPERNATURALLY