Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on...LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger

Please don't kill me--the release date for this one is WAY far off but Shannon just shared the book cover today on her blog and I couldn't help myself. 

I like that the color of the book itself is so different than anything out there--brown's a shade that most covers shy away from. But it works well with this story because it's about an air elemental and her charge and a massive storm that changes both of their lives (okay, his name is Vane. As in weather vane...Did the author do this on purpose? Because I kind of like it.). Plus, the brown shades of the clouds both obscure the couple and make them pop. It's interesting. Different. I think I like it.

LET THE SKY FALL (#1 of untitled series) 
by Shannon Messenger
YA Paranormal
Expected publication: March 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse

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.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Gorgeous cover! Very tempting blurb...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. OMG OMG OMG! COVER <3 and supernatural power related to air! ALL RIGHT! ADDING TO TBR NOW :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. IKR?! The cover! GORGEOUS. Can't believe I haven't heard of it. Great pick! :D

    Drop by my WoW?

  4. Oooooo this sounds AWESOME! I haven't read too many stories that feature sylphs, so I'm really looking forward to this one even though its release date is ridiculously far away. *shakes fist at Mary* :)

  5. hmm.. I'm not sure about this one. It's sounds different for sure, but also kind of odd. LOL

    Still, love the cover.

  6. I LOVE this cover! I was so excited when I saw it this morning! Can't wait to read. :)
    My W.O.W.

  7. The book sounds pretty good and I do like the cover, even though I don't like brown or orange and this cover kind of reminds me of both colors. Nice pick.

  8. This book sounds so interesting! Even though I'm not a huge fan of the cover [it screams cheesy to me, for some reason] I'm definitely intrigued by the synopsis! I haven't read a lot of books about sylphs, so it's going to be very cool to read about one. Too bad that this one comes out in 2013, though! Great pick. =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  9. I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Thanks for featuring this one. I just added it to my ever growing TBR pile!

    Joy @ Book Lagniappe

  11. How have I not heard of this before??? It must go on my list. :) Thank you for sharing, Mary!

  12. Oh I knew the reveal was coming but I missed it due to my migraine yesterday. Its a pretty cool cover, I think it works well for this story.

  13. I love that they used shades of brown for the color of the cover too - it makes it stand out!

    Fabulous WOW :)