Agh, all the bonus stuff at the end tricked me into thinking I had about 75 more pages to read than I actually did, dammit. And Insurgent is still "inAgh, all the bonus stuff at the end tricked me into thinking I had about 75 more pages to read than I actually did, dammit. And Insurgent is still "in transit" to me at the library, help. Must read more.
Review will be posted on my blog closer to the release date.
Let the Sky Fall has a wonderfully original paranormal twist. I’m a huge fan of paranormalReview will be posted on my blog closer to the release date.
Let the Sky Fall has a wonderfully original paranormal twist. I’m a huge fan of paranormal stories, but after a while it kind of starts to feel like you’re reading the same thing over and over again, so I was delighted that Let the Sky Fall was something new. Everything from the setting to the ability to communicate with the wind felt like a breath of fresh air (har har… sorry, couldn’t help it! :P).
Shannon Messenger is an amazing storyteller, and I could really feel everything coming alive from the pages. Her descriptions were absolutely fantastic and if you’ve ever had even the tiniest desire to have the ability to fly (and haven’t we all!), this book will definitely make you long for sylphs to be real.
My one issue with the book is that it seemed overly long and it kind of felt like not that much happened, considering the length. That said, I’m definitely looking forward to the next book (I’m assuming this is the beginning of a series!).
If you’re looking for something a little different in your paranormal novels, you definitely don’t want to miss Let the Sky Fall! ...more
I've been in a reading slump for months now, and this has finally gotten me out of it! Yay! Thanks, Gayle Forman! I should have known she would do theI've been in a reading slump for months now, and this has finally gotten me out of it! Yay! Thanks, Gayle Forman! I should have known she would do the trick.
Overall I really enjoyed it, though not as much as If I Stay and Where She Went (but let's be real, those books are at the pinnacle of my favorites list, so that's not really a surprise). But there was a lot to love, and I practically inhaled it at every free moment I had. My main issue is the ending, which was slightly unsatisfying, but I'm reserving full judgment until after the companion novel comes out. And speaking of that, I'm dumb, because I should have just waited another three months to read Just One Day and then I could have read them right in a row. Ah well.
Also, I definitely have the Europe travel bug now. I'm already mentally packing my bag.
Oh my goodness, I have SO MANY FEELINGS for this book. Reading it was such a whirlwind of emotion; these chaOriginally posted on my blog, From A to Z.
Oh my goodness, I have SO MANY FEELINGS for this book. Reading it was such a whirlwind of emotion; these characters just completely caught me up in their lives. Colby especially. It is really really rare that I connect so much with a male narrator, but oh man, I fell for Colby. I just love him. I want to squeeze him. I think I’m going to name my car after him.
And Bev. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about Bev. I spent a lot of the book kind of hating her, because she totally betrayed Colby and she’s really withdrawn throughout most of the book. She did grow on me enough by the end so that I didn’t want to chuck the book at the wall every time she appeared on the page, but MAN, she frustrated me. I don’t think that she herself is a bitch, she just did a very bitchy thing that I honestly still don’t really understand and I’m definitely not ready to forgive her for. BUT, even though I am still outraged on Colby’s behalf, I do completely understand his feelings and reactions to her.
This was a rare kind of book where I wasn’t necessarily rooting for the romance (although heck yes I wanted them to work things out!), but I was totally rooting for Colby. And if you know me then you know that I am ALL about the romance. So this is amazing. Nina LaCour is amazing. The fact that she’s made me love and understand this boy so much? I’m in awe.
There’s so much more I could say about the amazing music, the road trip, the people that they meet along the way, Colby’s art and Bev’s sculptures… but I’ll let you discover all of that for yourself. Hopefully all my Colby-gushing is enough to intrigue you. :)
This book is painful and beautiful and raw and I LOVED it. It made my chest tighten and my heart hurt, it made me laugh and get teary-eyed and grin uncontrollably. Books like this are why I love contemporary. <3...more