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Let the Sky Fall

(Sky Fall #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  11,801 ratings  ·  1,525 reviews
Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past — except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who
Hardcover, First Edition, 404 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse
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Shannon Messenger
Jan 30, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
It's entirely possible I'm a bit biassed about this, but I think this book is pretty amazing. In fact, I dare say it blew me away (come on, I HAD to make a wind pun!) ...more
Ai Haibara
This is literally what I thought when I read the title




Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Normally I don't do playlists but this book got the damn Adele song stuck in my head, so why not?
This is the end...
Hold your breath and count to ten...
Feel the earth move and then...

*shakes head and wonders if it’s an incurable condition*
Let the Skyfall...
When it crumbles...
We will stand tall...
Face it all, together....
At Skyfall...

Ok, catchy title aside, Let the Sky Fall (the book, not the lyrics) is what I’d call a clash of the highly original and the entirely derivative. On one hand,
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Nyra

I know it sounds lame but the one word that keeps popping out of my mouth while reading the book was: AWESOME because honestly, it really was from the very beginning (actually make that from the cover page) until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a first book to a series and a debut one even, Let the Sky Fall is pretty good.

Everything about it worked really well for me (except maybe for the insta-love although it isn’t exactly insta-love given the characters’ history). The premise is super
✨    jamieson   ✨

Something people might know about me is that I love Avatar: The last Airbender. Like that show is honestly my life and remains one of the best I've ever seen no matter how old I get. I picked this book up because of the cover, but then some reviews mentioned things like this is the book version of Avatar!

and I was sold.
like I had to read this book
I'll read anything if it's like Avatar

I see 100% why people think this is like Avatar. But it's no where near as good as Avatar is.

3 Stars!!

“The wind is a part of who I am, and when I expose my heart to it, I feel it calling me home”

This is a classic Ya read - filled with lots of action, angst, romance and charm. Audra is a slythe/wind walker/elemental. Ever since Vanes parents died in a storm when he was little, she has been in charge of looking after him. The catch is, he doesn't know she's been watching over him all this time. All he can remember from that dreadful day, is a girl with long dark hair, the one wh
shady boots
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This review is also available over at my blog.


Well. I'm quite baffled.

In the best way possible.

After a recent . . . incident, I guess you could say—coughInkbyAmandaSuncough—I was a little more careful when it came to having high hopes for books. I had high hopes for this when I first saw it but soon pushed those hopes away because I didn't want to get burned in the end. So I went into this hoping for the best and expecting the worst, and I ended up beaming from start to
Valeria Andrea
Feb 13, 2013 marked it as to-read


Now you'll have that song stuck in the head all day long.
You're welcome.
Let the Sky Fall combines the swoonworthiness of Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road with the action and heroism of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling.

You know what I really loved about Let the Sky Fall? It felt so fresh. Air Elementals?! So creative. Shannon Messenger built up the world of these Sylphs and I was caught up in it. Is it High Fantasy? Definitely not, more like Urban – and I loved it! Action packed and intense – full of suspense from the very first chapter – I loved every page. And th
I have no words right now.

Let's just say that I really wanted to read Let the Sky Fall for a while now. Then let's pretend that it was amazing.. amazingly confusing and boring at the same damn time. Some characters actually reminded me of others - for example, her mom vs rose's mom from Vampire Academy. It could just be me.. but that's what I'm stating right now (and forever).

In this, you will meet Audra and Vane. Two people who were okay in my eyes. Didn't really like Vane that much.. but I'll
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
*sigh* I just don't even know where to begin. Let the Sky Fall was a book that I had really high hopes for. I jumped for joy when it landed in my hands and I couldn't wait to read it, unfortunately my expectations were not met and I am left with a weird feeling after finishing the book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. The characters were okay, not great. The story was just off enough to make me question the whole thing. This book at least for me falls into that icky category labeled just meh ...more
Alice (Married To Books)
Read as part of The YA Room's Throwback Bingo Challenge!

Challenge Square: First Time Read

Actual Star Rating: 3.5 stars!

This was such an interesting story-line, told in alternating POVs of Vane and Audra. Vane lives in California and soon learns about his heritage. Audra is his guide and trains him for when danger strikes. Through the powers of wind, tornadoes and storms, Let The Sky Fall sealed my extreme fears for storms. I did enjoy the plotline and characters, the two POVs did really work wel
Stephanie • Ideally Inspired
4.5 STARS!!

I loved this book! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

This is another book that I am kicking myself for not starting sooner. This book sucked me in right away. (The cover alone did that!) I'm want to keep this review short and sweet, cause I'm eager to just jump right into book 2. So here's a list of what I LOURVED:

Omg, I am a sucker for dual POV. I especially love when it's from a both the hero and heroine's perspective. Vane and Audra made for a very entertaining read. I especially lov
Even before I read the book the cover had already blew me away .
It's flipping gorgeous.
I've been excited to read this since it was released. I was waiting for it to be released as an ebook but I soon got fed up of waiting. And you know what? I'm SO glad I purchased a hardback copy. That cover will fit in nicely with my collection and looking at it on my iPad would not have done it justice.
The whirlwind adventure that lies inside the covers did not disappoint either. It got stuck in and starte
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review will be posted closer to release time, but I WOULD SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND PRE-ORDERING the book. ITS AMAZING!!!!!

My review:

Let the Sky Fall was AMAZING!!! That sentence should be enough for you to go out and buy this book. I devoured this book in no time. First off look at the cover, Beautiful! Once you read the book, it goes hand in hand with the story. I can sit here in front of my computer all day and fan-girl all you want about this Epic story. You know me and how I get when I read a bo
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Actual rating is 2.5 stars, maybe?

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I had no general reaction while reading. I didn't hate it, but I wasn't that interested while reading.

The story is told from two perspectives: Vane's and Audra's. They were both okay characters. There were times when Vane would come out as a funny (in a perverted way) character, but sometimes he got on my nerves. At first, I thought Audra was a pretty badass heroine (my favorite kind!) but somewhere in the midd
Abida's Book Adventures

This book was very cute and sweet. The cover of this book so beautiful and amazing. The book had a nice pace and great story line and plot. Plus the book had humor in it, so that by itself made me fall in love with this book. There were moments where I couldn't stop laughing at the corny jokes in this book.

I loved how the two main characters last named symbolized what part of the wind their from. Vane Weston is known for being the miracle child who survived from a hurricane attack that killed b

Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger has been a book I have been eagerly anticipating since I first heard about it. I mean, hello, sylphs? How much cooler can you get!? And with it, Shannon Messenger has really spun an intriguing tale all wrapped up in a forbidden romance and a plot that will take the world of fantasy by storm.

Let the Sky Fall is told in dual perspectives - which I was totally not expecting and I absolutely loved it. I loved hearing from both Audra and Vane, as they were both s
Jacob McCabe
Marking this as read, but I didn't finish it. I cannot give a complete rating, but by 150 pages in, I realized I didn't like the story that much. The author somehow took an original idea and made it so cliche that I could tell how it would go from the beginning. Special powers, eye-roll-worthy romance, an ambiguous antagonist, The Chosen One Meant to Save the World and Become King Syndrome, etc.

I feel bad for not finishing it (mainly because I spend the money to buy it), but I'm not going to suf
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't think anyone has ever done so much with so little. Meaning this book runs on air man, it runs on air! Loved it, review to come. ...more
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This book was a total surprise for me! I had signed up to read an ARC through Around the World Tours and while I was excited to read it, it wasn't one of the ones I was dying to get my hands on. What a pleasant surprise to find that I couldn't put this book down. It totally blew me away... pun intended! :)

Let the Sky Fall introduces us to Vane, a teenage boy who survived a scary tornado that killed his parents. He can't remember anything about his past and childhood except one person--a beautifu
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First let me start by giving Around The World ARC Tours a HUGE thank you for allowing me to read this ARC. I have had my eyes on this ARC ever since they posted it on the website. The cover is so simple but eye catching it is of a guy holding a girl in a gust of wind. As you read the book you will see why the cover is so important because it gives us a visual of one of my favorite scenes.

Vane is your average teen who lives a very normal life, boring as he calls it but still he lives in the hotte
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
I didn't expect Let the Sky Fall to be such a struggle, but unfortunately it was ...

I really liked the blurb at the back, but as soon as I started reading I noticed that the two main characters lacked depth. We get the broken Audra, and then we've got the omg-Audra-please-kiss-me Vane. Needless to say, Vane annoyed me so much. The only things he could think about were Audra's too tight tank tops, her lips, kissing her, and her perfect figure. For real, that's all he thought about. This is probab
There are two MCs of this story - Vane and Audra. Vane is the last of the Westerly line, his parents were killed in a tornado when he was a kid. He's been adopted by a family in hot Coachella Valley. He has no memories of his parents or his life before the tornado. Audra is a sylph (Windwalker) who has sworn her life to protect Vane, who may be the last person alive to be able to control the winds from the west (see Westerly = west). She's done so out of obligation to her dying father's wish and ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick and Dirty: A girl has to prove that she isn’t a failure, while a guy is coming to grips with being a sylph and learning the girl of his dreams (literally) is real.

Opening Sentence: I’m lucky to be alive.

The Review:

Vane Weston has forgotten his entire younger years. After being pulled out of the rubble from a tornado at 8 years old, Vane is completely ignorant to the fact that he’s a sylph, someone who can communicate with the winds and convince them t
Sarah Elizabeth
I was really looking forward to this book, but unfortunately it fell short.
I didn’t really love Audra or Vane, they just irritated me a bit, and they both came across as a bit immature. I thought they might grow on me as the book progressed, but they didn’t.

The storyline in this was just lacking. Even though I had never read anything about Sylphs before, this just felt old, and it really reminded me of books about fallen angels. The whole thing just felt old and tired, and it dragged. I kept rea
Kyla Harris
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May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Book One of the Sky Fall series
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC won from a giveaway

Summary (from Goodreads):

Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, a
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hard-copy, 2013, niab
Originally reviewed at Nose in a Book.

I read this book in about 6 hours. And I gave it 5 stars. Does that tell you something? Generally I'm a pretty fast reader and I read this at the beginning of a 2-day bender where I read 5 books - YIKES! Anyway, I've been anticipating this book for agessssss. Not only is the cover gorgeous, the premise is fantastic and Shannon Messenger is a total sweetheart. You guys should totally follow her on Twitter if you don't already. To the point, the combination of
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