“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
This wasn’t originally going to be my book today but once I saw it I just had to put it up. Everything about this has me hooked. My dad grew up in Death Valley and I’ve only heard a hundred stories about the hot winds in both Death Valley and Coachella Valley. I even took a course in meteorology because of a tornado phobia that had gotten crazy by the time I was in my late teens. I may be overqualified to read this but I’m still going to stalk everyone I can think of to get my hands on it. Nope, I haven’t forgotten the romance – swooooon. Please don’t be insta-love, please don’t be insta-love.
By Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She’s the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she’s real.
Audra is real, but she’s also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can 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. 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 must 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 a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, and alive with wonderful wind-swept prose, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.