Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger - A broken past and a divided future can't stop the electric connection of two teens in this “fast-paced, fantasy-romance”. A broken past and a divided future can't stop the electric connection of two teens in this "fast-paced, fantasy-romance" (VOYA) 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. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (review); Kate Quealy-Gainer · Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Messenger, Shannon. Let Download PDF.
|Language:||English, Japanese, Dutch|
|Genre:||Science & Research|
|ePub File Size:||18.56 MB|
|PDF File Size:||14.34 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Registration Required]|
Details Product [BEST SELLING] Let the Wind Rise (Sky Fall) by Shannon Messenger: none Download Click This Link. ds54hgk22 — Read Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1) Online by Shannon Messenger in PDF, EPub, Mobi, site eBook and other supported. Editorial Reviews. Unknown. “The twists at the end are refreshing.” (Kirkus Reviews on Let the Let the Wind Rise (Sky Fall Book 3) - site edition by Shannon Messenger. Download it once and read it on your site device, PC, phones or.
Audra's got seven days to train Vane to master the four languages of the wind, balance his powers, and prepare for an all-out wind war that threatens Vane's town and his loved ones. Chapters shift perspective between Vane and Audra, giving readers an intimate look at our two heroes and the inevitable romantic relationship that develops between them.
Unfortunately, this singular focus on the two protagonists takes some of the urgency out of Raiden's threat; secondary characters are rarely seen, and if they appear, they're mostly stock, so the world beyond Audra and Vane never comes into focus and the danger to it therefore never seems consequential.
The pacing also struggles during the earlier portion of the novel, especially during Vane's training sequences. The action picks up when the wind warriors show up for battle, though, and the twist ending is a remarkably unpredictable one. This won't necessarily blow readers away, but fans of supernatural romances may appreciate a new elemental's debut.
Access options available:. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
The romance in this book has always been really intense. I'll admit that in book 1 I was slightly uncomfortable by the amount of romance this series, but I quite liked it in this book. For a moment, I worried that there would be a love triangle with the arrival of Solana, Vane's betrothed, but I was glad with the way the author tackled her presence in the book. Rest assured, there's no love triangle. Vane and Audra's love for each other is way too intense for the presence of a third person to cause any sort of kink in their relationship.
I'm in awe with what Shannon Messenger crafted with this sequel and I'm itching for the next book already. If you're a fan of mythology, romance and action, this is the series for you!
download for others
View all 5 comments. Feb 26, Seeing Double in Neverland rated it it was amazing. For full review go to http: Jan 08, Jon rated it it was ok Shelves: I think that Let The Storm Break suffers from "middle-book syndrome" and most of the book feels like a bridge to the 3rd book in this series. The plot of Let The Storm Break is unbearably slow-paced at times and it feels as though this book's plot should have been polished better. Much to my dismay, I felt as if Let The Storm Break had an even slower pace and I wasn't very engaged for the majority of the book.
Both Let The Sky Fall and Let The Storm Break are written to have incredible, action-packed conclusions that leave readers on a cliffhanger and that's fine, but it really messes up the pacing of the novels. Much of Let The Storm Break is a build-up towards the cliffhanger and I feel like this led to an inattention to other vital plot points.
There is too much talk and not enough action in Let The Storm Break, the characters spend way too much time pondering their decisions and are way too hesitant in actually making any progress. Vane keeps on trying to cover for Audra, even though he doesn't truly understand the magnitude of her decision. He keeps on yearning for Audra and thinks of her so often, but he doesn't actually make any attempt to find her. Vane easily could have sought her out, but he decides instead to keep on debating whether he should attempt to find her.
If Audra and Vane actually communicated with each other, this whole cat and mouse game where both characters are afraid to make the first move could have been averted. It's good not to rush into anything, but I felt that Vane and Audra's extreme hesitation only exacerbated their situation.
LTSB's plot hits a stalemate a few times throughout the novel and if the characters had just trusted their instincts and communicated with each other, so much of LTSB's plot could have been edited out. The romance in Let The Storm Break is seriously lacking and I think the plot really could have some romance to liven it up. Audra and Vane have so much chemistry with each other and their bond is truly something special, so the fact that it was set aside for the majority of the book bothered me.
The minimal romantic moments in Let The Storm Break are so touching and sweet, the fact that Messenger decided not to linger on Vane and Audra's relationship bothered me so much. The humor and snark that Vane thrived on previously is a thing of the past and readers will no longer find themselves laughing at his wit.
I remember how I loved Audra's fierce determination and cleverness in book one, but now I feel as though Audra lacks common sense. There were so many situations that if she had just consulted Vane and not assumed things, the outcome would have been more auspicious for the Gales. Both Audra and Vane weren't quite as likable in this book and I was annoyed with this duo several times throughout the book.
The action scenes in LTSB are extremely well-written and I really felt that the action scenes should have been more strategically planned instead of clumping a majority of them near the end. I loved reading the sections in which the Gales used their sylph abilities to fight off Raiden, but I just wish that someone actually tried to train Vane. Os, the leader of the Gales kept on complaining about Vane's lack of fighting skills during pivotal action scenes, but barely any time was actually devoted to training Vane in LTSB.
Let the Sky Fall
The ending of LTSB isn't exactly surprising, but it is executed in an ingenious way. Messenger creates such an epic ending that ends on an excruciating cliffhanger that will have readers yearn for the sequel. Let The Storm Break suffers from a slow pace, an insufficient amount of romance and the fact that the main characters feel foreign and unrecognizable.
I think that many of LTSB's issues stem from the fact that Messenger spend so much time trying to set up the cliffhanger and didn't focus on other vital areas. View all 4 comments. Aug 05, Lauren rated it really liked it. I was really excited to read Let the Sky Fall when it released last year, and while I thought the concept and mythology was unique and interesting, the story never grabbed me like I'd hoped.
I actually wasn't sure if I'd continue the series or not. But then I read a post Shannon Messenger wrote on her blog about love triangles, and whether there would be one in book two, Let the Storm Break. In the post, Messenger said that she is not a fan of love triangles, but does believe in both tension and I was really excited to read Let the Sky Fall when it released last year, and while I thought the concept and mythology was unique and interesting, the story never grabbed me like I'd hoped.
In the post, Messenger said that she is not a fan of love triangles, but does believe in both tension and testing of a relationship. As someone who thinks about love triangles a lot more than should be recommended, I was very curious about how Vane and Audra's relationship would play out in book two, and immediately decided to read it. That was a great decision, because Let the Storm Break blew my expectations out of the water, and completely changed my perspective on this series.
To see my comparison of the first and second books in the series, click HERE to read it on my blog Love is not a triangle.
The action, excitement and danger picks up, and we learn a lot more about the four winds that Vane and Audra's sylph culture can manipulate and shockingly even break. I connected a lot better to Audra and Vane's relationship, and I think it helped to have a little tension from the outside though no love triangles.
It is still so much fun to be inside Vane's head, and I have grown quite attached to Audra as well, even though she worried me for a minute in the beginning of this book. I admire their determination to support and protect each other and their heritage no matter the cost. Let the Storm Break also asks some good questions about whether you have to be cruel to be strong, and whether we really have a choice when the bad option seems like the only right one.
The one major downfall of this book is that it ends on a pretty major cliffhanger, but I am fully invested and already desperate to get my hands on the final installment.
Love Triangle Factor: None Cliffhanger Scale: Aug 29, Jilly rated it liked it Shelves: Second book syndrome - check. In other words, if the characters got together in the first book, we must separate them somehow in the second in order to bring them back together in the third.
So, Audra isn't here in this book. By choice. Yeah, that makes sense. They are bonded. This supposedly most powerful and meaningful magnetic bond that makes them part of each other. And, they had previously spent every day of their lives together although unknown to him since childhood. But, now, yes NOW, s Second book syndrome - check. But, now, yes NOW, she decides it's time for her to take a break and disappear.
Perfect timing for the kingdom guys to introduce Vane to the hottie that he was meant to marry. Oh, and by the way, she HAS to dress in skimpy dresses to store the wind in her body. Conveniently, she can help him with his nightmares too, as long as she sleeps in his bed. We were on a break! The best part of this book is Vane's sarcastic sense of humor. Although, I was ready for him to step up and start caring about his people more than Audra after a bit, I understood that all of this was thrown at him very quickly and he needed time to adjust.
I didn't like Audra as much in this one. I'm on Vane's mother's side. She is a little too bitchy for my taste. Plus, I did start to see the point that she should have trained Vane a lot sooner, been more careful not to leave that trace, and definitely should not have had a romance with him. I understand why she did, but she should have had herself reassigned if she couldn't handle it.
This book, like the last, moved slowly. Not enough action, too much brooding and arguing. But, maybe the third one will bring it on home. Dec 03, Jonababez rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love how unique the concept of this series. Sylphs are definitely awesome creatures!
Vane is so funny, his sense of humor is hilarious, especially with his situation. He's supposed to be the King because he's the last Westerly. He's also betrothed to Solana, a sylph with little dresses because her gift is capturing winds. I think it's because of exposing some skin or the lesser cloth makes her capture more winds.
I'm not really a fan of her, I don't I love how unique the concept of this series.
I'm not really a fan of her, I don't hate her but I don't like her either. She's too nice and too clingy. Of course she doesn't have a chance to Vane because he loves Audra. And I'm a huge fan of Audra! She's definitely a different heroine, a very likable one. She does everything to protect him and she's ready to sacrifice everything. Audra has gone from being cool and independent to whiny, and obsessed with Vane.
Seriously, they both are extremely clingy. And also. Shannon Messenger. Tends to write like this. In Audra's. Point of view. It's very annoying. Jul 02, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was frustrating, it was disappointing, and I really didn't enjoy it.
I can't say I liked any of the characters in this book, I was so bored I wanted to strangle them all. Some things were predictable view spoiler [ like the girl vane was betrothed to turning up hide spoiler ] , but mainly I was just bored out of my mind. Most definitely not reading the next book. No way. Jul 07, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: I read the first one but got this one on audio since it has my favorite male narrator.
I like that the story contains a unique paranormal aspect but I just didn't get that excited or drawn into the story. Since that story ended things have progressed in an interesting direction. Vane Weston is the last known westerly air elemental sylph and now he is the presumed leader of the Gale Force who are desperately trying hard to find a way to defeat the megalomaniac Raiden and his stormers before they destroy humanity.
As Vane trains on how to be a guardian, he is also left wondering if Audra will ever come back. In the meantime, Audra Eastend is still bonded to Vane, but she's trying to sort through her life and the lies, and mistakes that left her questioning her ability to continue being a guardian.
After giving up 10 years of her life in order to protect Vane, she still has to live with the taint of being the daughter of a murderer Arella and running away from her own responsibilities. Audra's new ability to call the westerlies is also moving in an exciting direction with some interesting possibilities. Audra's journey, including facing Raiden face to face, and meeting a mysterious character presumed long dead, was perhaps the more interesting of the couple in my humble opinion.
Add Let the Storm Break to novels that leave readers hanging by a thread, wondering what in the hell is going to happen next.
Although I must say, I did actually see, and predict that ending coming from a mile away. It had to happen exactly as it did or I would have truly believed I was losing my mind since certain events were being played out right before our eyes.
Why else would a certain unnamed and mysterious character be introduced to the storyline and tell Audra an interesting revelation? Of course, I still maintain that something just doesn't smell right.
The whole addition of several new characters like Captain Osmund of the Gales, and Princess Solana the heir to the throne, and Vane's former betrothed, has me itching a spot that I can't quite reach yet. I am not a huge fan of love triangles, and truly don't believe this is the true meaning of one. However, it sure sent things into pandemonium when the 3 are in the same room together and feelings of betrayal and loss are felt through the pages.
Once again, Messenger writes alternating POV chapters between Audra and Vane and the chapters are fairly short in length. In fact, had it not been for the whole sleep issue, I would have finished this book in less than 4 hours. The story is not all that complex that you can't follow along with what Messenger is trying to put forward.
The first appearance by Raiden was exactly what I was hoping for. If you are looking or a weak villain, look elsewhere. Raiden is by far the most evil and strongest character in this book, and he knows exactly what he wants unlike Vane who hesitates and jokes his way through life. Raiden's weapon are scary and devastating, and should make for an interesting plot for the next book. Let the Storm Break is a mixture of science fiction, romance, action, and mystery and should keep readers of Let the Sky Fall happy right until the last chapters of the book.
Sep 01, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has also been posted on my blog, Where's My Bookmark? The enemy and the Gale Force are coming at them both with powerful weapons and clear and somewhat aggressive aspirations, respectively.
Let The Storm Break is packed with action and has left me wanting me. Roughly a month has pa This review has also been posted on my blog, Where's My Bookmark?
Roughly a month has past since the conclusion in Let The Sky Fall and both Audra and Vane are at ends with what is expected of themselves and how they feel about their own commitments.
I found myself once again rooting for Audra and her conflicting emotions and resoluteness. I really enjoyed the new cast of characters and the look into the Gale Force that hopefully will be continued to be expanded upon in the final book.
The story continues to build up.
And again, this book was so easy and quick to read. It was easy to just immerse myself in the storytelling and dialogue. It was a lot of fun.
And, I continue to be in love with the setting. I don't even know where to begin with that cliffhanger. It was just like Mark of Athena, only worse. Or not. The book itself was The plot was good, but I felt a little disappointed. I don't understand why everyone is hating on Solana.
I actually feel bad for her. She's lost almost everything and the only thing she had left to hold on to was being taken away from her. Not to mention the fact that almost everyone freaking thinks she's useless. I fe MOST.
I feel really bad for her. I kind-of liked her actually, because even if Vane was a total douche, she was actually pretty nice to him. That's the second thing, Van was way too much like a teenage boy. I don't know if that's good or not, but it was really hard to like him when most of the time he's thinking about undressing Audra. He's way too horny. Too much that sometimes I feel like he's more of an exaggeration of a teenage boy.
But I can't help laugh at his jokes though. Lastly, Audra was way too She's supposed to be a prodigy, a master of the winds and a deadly warrior.
Most of the time I've seen her is her ass getting kicked. Now that I think about it, most of the praises were coming from Vane. And Vane is absolutely smitten with her. None of the things that she claims to be were ever said by any of the other Gales. Even if it's because of the pacifistic nature of the Westerlies, she was too weak. Other than that, I enjoyed the book. Os is a really interesting kind of character and I love Gusty. The addition of Isaac felt weird somehow, but maybe it's because Van only mentions him once in the whole book and then suddenly goes and reveals his secret to him thirty chapters later.
Maybe there should've a bit more build up to that. Overall, four stars. After reading Let the Sky Fall , I could not have been more happier to get a copy of the next book in the series. I loved Vane and his corny attitude and puppy love for Audra.
LET THE SKY FALL
But after started reading this book, I could not get into it. With four hundred pages, I expected way more and felt really disappointed. And you know what's annoying to hear about a thousand times? Talk about wind. Wind this, Wind that, I can do this with wind, and wind is telling me this. And the c After reading Let the Sky Fall , I could not have been more happier to get a copy of the next book in the series.
And the characters!!! What happened to awesome Vane?
I swear, since Audra left, he became like a lost puppy who would not stop obsessing over her. Yes, we know you're bonded. Get over it. And he could not stop wining about being a King! Way to screw up a bunch of people just because you're love-sick my friend. With running away from her problems, she left that part behind and no longer as my favorite. I really enjoyed reading about new characters like super-awesome Gus!
Hopefully next one will be better and it will make me a little happier: View 2 comments. Jan 30, Saoirse rated it it was ok Shelves: WTF was that? That wasn't the Vane I was expecting!
More books from this author: Shannon Messenger
That wasn't the Audra I know either! Hell, none of these characters made any sense at all!
What happened? What the fuck happened? Excuse the language but I am incredibly pissed right now.
Oh, Ms. How you've deceived me with the first book, Let the Sky Fall. From the cover to the synopsis, you had me ache for this second book. So when I took the chance to grab it a bit earlier than the release date, I was totally excited!
But poof! Oh WTF was that? Oh dude, after finishing it, I felt deflated and wounded. What happened to the characters I love? Vane was becoming a perv by the minute, always thinking about senseless stuff--Audra in skimpy clothes, kissing Audra, Audra with no clothes, sex with Audra. Oh my gosh! Just stop, will you!? Just get on with the plot and screw Audra later. Audra, oh my dear golly, Audra. I can't say anything more. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings so. It's just a shame. I would've totally love this series a bit better if it weren't for the useless info dumps on each chapter.
Jan 09, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let the Storms Break was absolutely totally completely amazing!And there's the whole fact that Vane needs to deal with the fact that he's a sylph and he needs to learn how to be a sylph. This novel has no any basis from avatar!
If only I had the third book, too. I'm not sure when I'll get to the next one. And a deep, overwhelming disappointment that had made it hard to breathe. What matters is here and now.