Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Series: Let the Sky Fall #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
I should mention I read to page 200, upon which was a line: “Epic Vane Fail.” Seriously, why? That was it for me. I had enough of the juvenile male hero who apparently only thinks about Audra/Audra/Audra, sometimes in really creepy ways. Creepy even for a teenage boy. Ashleigh Paige‘s review on Goodreads talks about this better than I ever could:
Vane is both a douchebag and the King of Tropes. He’s the Chosen One, the Last of His Kind, the Future King, etc. etc. His comments about wanting to change the Gale Force uniforms so Audra wears something even tinier skeeve me out. It’s possible to write an authentic male voice without creepy comments like that. Seriously. It’s not the only one either!