Thursday, June 26, 2014
Book Review: Let The Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger
Let The Storm Break
Published: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Demographic: YA Paranormal Romance
Whirlwind romance and breathtaking action continues in the sequel to Let the Sky Fall, which Becca Fitzpatrick called “charged and romantic.”
Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.
But Audra’s still running. From her past. From the Gales. Even from Vane, who she doesn’t believe she deserves. And the farther she flees, the more danger she finds. She possesses the secret power her enemy craves, and protecting it might be more than she can handle—especially when she discovers Raiden’s newest weapon.
With the Gale Force weakened by recent attacks, and the power of four collapsing, Vane and Audra are forced to make a choice: keep trusting the failing winds, or turn to the people who’ve betrayed them before. But even if they survive the storms sent to destroy them, will they have anything left to hold on to?
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(Note: I received an ARC of this book via ATW ARC Tours in exchange for an honest review.)
Let the Storm Break is a hale storm of action, romance, and powerful chemistry that will knock your socks off! Shannon Messenger is a fantastic author, who breathes so much wonder, life, and imagination into the stories she so masterfully weaves together. This book has so much to offer and then some, with danger lurking behind every gust of wind, life-altering choices, and swoon worthy romance that will knock the breath out of you. Audra and Vane's chemistry and charm, is ever bit as charming as it was in the first book, Let the Sky Fall. Packed with high volumes of intensity, Let the Storm Break will keep readers hanging onto the edge of their seats.
Part of what I enjoy the most about the Sky Fall series, is the interesting world building and elemental atmosphere that it has. Messenger has this way of pulling readers right into the story she's weaving all of these wonderfully appealing elements around. It's incredibly easy to connect with the characters and to feel with them, as they fight for their lives and deal with their own personal battles of self-conflict and deep emotion. The exploration of the gales, Vane and Audra's discovery of their abilities and what they can do with them, and the devastating power that Raiden has found is enough to take this second book to newer heights of fear and chaos. It's real, palpitating, and incredibly emotional and that's what makes this book so amazing in my personal opinion.
There's such a beautiful simplicity in Shannon Messgener's writing and part of the elements that she weaves into the story, that readers will come to respect and find enjoyable. Wonderfully realistic, beautifully written, and captivating Let the Storm Break will pull you in and charm you in so many fantastic ways that you'll not want to put it down until you've finished the last page. If you're looking for a book filled with all the right amounts of drama, action, and romance then this is the book that you'll want to pick up. It doesn't suffer from the second book syndrome in any way and you'll find yourself flying through the pages faster than you can turn them. It's one of my favorite books I've read so far this year and I'm excited to see where the story goes next.
Shannon Messenger is the author of the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series and the LET THE SKY FALL series, both published by Simon & Schuster. She enjoys eating lots of cupcakes, has an embarrassing number of cats, and spends way too much time on the internetz.You can cyberstalk her (in the NON creepy way, please) ;) at shannonmessenger.com.