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Let the Storm Break

(Sky Fall #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  5,250 ratings  ·  450 reviews
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 Va
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Simon Pulse
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Shannon Messenger
May 11, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: read-in-2013
This is probably where I should say something deep and meaningful about how proud I am of this book--or at least make another wind pun for you guys. But really, all you need to know is: this time, there's a haboob!*

*it's a real storm, I promise
Neil (or bleed)
"A haboob. It's a massive dust storm that swallows everything in its path."
"Okay, I'm trying to think how that would work, but all I'm hearing is 'boob'."

I still can't move on with the cover change of this trilogy so I decided to finally read this sequel, Let the Storm Break, and I realized I should do this a long time ago because IT. WAS. AMAZING.

Let the Storm Break is a wind that flowed freely to my body. A wind that carried the things I love about a good story. Things that pique my intere
✨    jami   ✨

you may (or may not honestly idrk how much attention you guys pay to me) remember me making a little review for a little book called Let the Sky Fall 

In said review, I bitched ALOT about the characters in the book and how they are ridiculous and how the love is stupid and how the relatively good plot could not save the stupidity of these characters and their stupid, stupid juvenile romance

so when I made the decision to actually read the sequel - Let the Storm Break, despite hearing it involves e

Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am speechless and in complete shock. That ending crushed me and for the people who waiting for this and haven’t read this yet, you have no idea how lucky you guys are. You get to wait a year for the 3rd book WHILE I HAVE TO WAIT 2 YEARS!!!

As always, it’s still dual point of views. We got Vane, Audra, and the all evil and strengthening Raiden. Vane is still adjusting that he’s not really a human and the next king. I’m just gonna leave it at that. There’s way too many things that happen in this
Eh the beginning was slow for me.

Let the Storm Break is the second addition to the Sky Fall series. In it, Vane is now officially the king. He is dealing with a lot on his place - which most king's do. Then there's Audra, who is also dealing with a lot. She's finding more information about Raiden which were intriguing. At this point, I was getting a smidge more invested.

At one point, they are reunited which made me happy. Unfortunately, the happy moment didn't last long because they had to kick
Debbie Narh

Shannon Messenger chooses the prettiest titles and has some amazing covers that go well with her Let the Sky Fall series. And as a reviewer, I try my best (and mostly fail) to never judge a book by its cover and with Let the Storm Break I completely disregarded just how lovey dovey the cover is and hoped for a shit ton of action and great main characters unlike what happened in the first book. Did I get the kick-ass main characters I was hoping for?

When a book is four hundred pages, I expect
Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, reviewed, fantasy
2.5? rounded up because I feel generous

Honestly, I heard that it gets better and I wanted it to get better but I like this one less. If I judged it based on only the first half I might have rated it higher.

(view spoiler)
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I started skimming after page 100, it isn't so awful but it isn't very good nor interesting neither. If you have no stomach for love triangle, romantic angst and half-baked battle scenes, do yourself a favor by avoiding this book.

My review for Let the Sky Fall:
Even though I thought that Let the Sky Fall was good, I wasn’t overly eager to continue the story. I liked the ideas and the romance was tasteful and did not overpower the story, but I wasn’t completely hooked. It was one of the reasons that I kept putting it on-hold despite having an access to an early copy. But Vane and Audra’s story is something else for me; something that I’m still interested and once I picked it up and gained the much needed drive to read, there was no turning back.

I was gr
★MC's Corner★
Jun 24, 2013 marked it as to-read

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Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5 out of 5 stars

I loved this book and am dying that I have to wait for book 3!
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-of-2014
The middle got a little slow at points, but other then that this book blew me away!

See the affect you're having on me Shannon? I'm using wind puns now too...
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Let the Storm Break was a terrific sequel, even better than the first book in the series and most definitely doesn't suffer from any form of middle-book syndrome. It's intense, romantic, action-packed and has a rich and complex world-building.

The characters in this series have grown tremendously from the Let the Sky Fall. Vane, especially, came as a surprise to me in this book. He is no longer that whiny and slightly annoying kid that he was in the first book, but instead, he has grown to accept
Jul 28, 2021 rated it liked it
I own an ebook of this.

It's been a while since I read the first book in this series, and I'm not going to lie, I've completely forgotten everything about it. That being said though, this was fairly easy to slip back into. Audra is gone, Vane is training to be King but he also can't sleep. Raiden, the villain in this story, is sending visions to keep him awake at night. The Gales need Vane to be at his peak but Vane is struggling to keep his mind off anything but Audra who is running from hers
Vane is officially King now. He is dealing with the Gales, training, and covering for Audra's absence. While trying to return to Vane, Audra learns more about Raiden and his twisted abilities. Vane and Audra are reunited when they face off against Raiden's latest horrific weapon.

I was very skeptical at the beginning of this book. The way the first quarter of the book was set up, I was sure I could see the plot coming from a mile away and it wasn't something I was interested in. However, it turne
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mythology, paranormal
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Let The Sky Fall was one of the most unique paranormal books that I read last year and I was so excited to read Let The Storm Break. I think that Let The Storm Break suffers from "middle-book syndrome" and most of the book feels like a bridge to the 3rd book in this series. The plot of Let The Storm Break is unbearably slow-paced at times and it feels as though this book's plot should have been polished better.

I really hoped that Let The
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was really excited to read Let the Sky Fall when it released last year, and while I thought the concept and mythology was unique and interesting, the story never grabbed me like I'd hoped. I actually wasn't sure if I'd continue the series or not. But then I read a post Shannon Messenger wrote on her blog about love triangles, and whether there would be one in book two, Let the Storm Break. In the post, Messenger said that she is not a fan of love triangles, but does believe in both tension and ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: y-a, fantasy
Second book syndrome - check. In other words, if the characters got together in the first book, we must separate them somehow in the second in order to bring them back together in the third.

So, Audra isn't here in this book. By choice. Yeah, that makes sense. They are bonded. This supposedly most powerful and meaningful magnetic bond that makes them part of each other. And, they had previously spent every day of their lives together (although unknown to him) since childhood. But, now, yes NOW, s
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love how unique the concept of this series. Sylphs are definitely awesome creatures!

I also love Vane and Audra's alternating POV! Vane is so funny, his sense of humor is hilarious, especially with his situation. He's supposed to be the King because he's the last Westerly. He's also betrothed to Solana, a sylph with little dresses because her gift is capturing winds. I think it's because of exposing some skin or the lesser cloth makes her capture more winds. I'm not really a fan of her, I don't
Leah Waters
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
So...the first time I read this book it was a five star read, and this time it was a three star read, so I'm just going to give it four.

My biggest issue was the romance. I've never been a fan of "I've found my soul mate at age seventeen," or "I've fallen in love in less than a week." At one point, Vane and Audra kiss five times during a battle. FIVE TIMES. And apparently the villain was just waiting for them to finish kissing before he attacked.

There were just a lot of little things that annoyed
Sarah Elizabeth
Ugh. This book was frustrating, it was disappointing, and I really didn't enjoy it.
I can't say I liked any of the characters in this book, I was so bored I wanted to strangle them all. Some things were predictable (view spoiler), but mainly I was just bored out of my mind. Most definitely not reading the next book. No way.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
"There's much more power in pain."

Vane has gone from funny and Percy Jackson-like to annoying and immature. Audra has gone from being cool and independent to whiny, and obsessed with Vane. Seriously, they both are extremely clingy.

And also.
Shannon Messenger.
Tends to write like this.
In Audra's.
Point of view.
It's very annoying.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I read the first one but got this one on audio since it has my favorite male narrator. I like that the story contains a unique paranormal aspect but I just didn't get that excited or drawn into the story. ...more
*Genre* YA Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Let the Storms Break picks up almost a month after the end of Let the Sky Fall. Since that story ended things have progressed in an interesting direction. Vane Weston is the last known westerly air elemental (sylph) and now he is the presumed leader of the Gale Force who are desperately trying hard to find a way to defeat the megalomaniac Raiden and his stormers before they destroy humanity. As Vane trains on how to be a guardian, he is also lef
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review has also been posted on my blog, Where's My Bookmark?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Audra has run off and Vane is left at the hands of the Gale Force and his bond with Audra, that keeps tugging and leaving him restless. The enemy and the Gale Force are coming at them both with powerful weapons and clear and somewhat aggressive aspirations, respectively.

Let The Storm Break is packed with action and has left me wanting me. I can’t wait for the release of the final book this April!

Roughly a month has pa
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦

After reading Let the Sky Fall, I could not have been more happier to get a copy of the next book in the series. I loved Vane and his corny attitude and puppy love for Audra. But after started reading this book, I could not get into it. With four hundred pages, I expected way more and felt really disappointed. And you know what's annoying to hear about a thousand times?

Talk about wind. Literally.

Wind this, Wind that, I can do this with wind, and wind is telling me this. BLAH BLAH BLAH.

And the c
WTF was that? That wasn't the Vane I was expecting! That wasn't the Audra I know either! Hell, none of these characters made any sense at all! What happened? What the fuck happened? (Excuse the language but I am incredibly pissed right now).

Oh, Ms. Shannon. How you've deceived me with the first book, Let the Sky Fall. From the cover to the synopsis, you had me ache for this second book. So when I took the chance to grab it a bit earlier than the release date, I was totally excited! But poof! Oh
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, 5-star, edelweiss
Let the Storms Break was absolutely totally completely amazing! It was just as fast paced and action filled as the first. One of my favorite things about the book however is the love story element. I love that there isn't the standard love triangle that we've all come to expect** and the way all the characters interact with one another. I will warn you though to be prepared for a cliff-hanger ending!! It's killer... but I will admit I absolutely loved every second of the book and can't wait for ...more
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Actual rating - 1.75

Let the Storm Break was worse than Let the Sky Fall, and that's saying something.

I was really hoping it would be better than book one - even if it was a tiny tiny bit... but it was not to be.
The characters were even more annoying than they were in book one, the pacing was slower, and it was just as dull.

I'm not carrying on with the series, because i can't take any more of it!

Overall, dull.
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