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Let the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  1,943 ratings  ·  268 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
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Simon Pulse
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Amanda Um, yeah. Not the worst one ever, but it does. It's the second book of a series (probably trilogy), so it is total cliffhanger territory. It's a good…moreUm, yeah. Not the worst one ever, but it does. It's the second book of a series (probably trilogy), so it is total cliffhanger territory. It's a good one, though, at least by writing standards.(less)

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Shannon Messenger
Sep 09, 2013 Shannon Messenger added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Brittany Hadden

* bangs head on wall *
I really NEED this book!
Seeing Double in Neverland
For full review go to http://seeingdoubleinneverland.blogsp...

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this book and am dying that I have to wait for book 3!
Attenzione: il libro induce frequenti attacchi di collera, estrema irritazione e tendenze omicide.

Controindicazioni: protagonista maschile indecente, terzo in comodo ridicolo, stereotipi, protagonista femminile deprimente, trama inconsistente.

Ridicolo. L'unica parola con cui descrivere il libro. Soprattuto se fossi stata preparata a una delusione così mi avrebbe dato meno fastidio e invece dopo un primo libro convincente arriva un seguito che rientra tra i peggiori che io abbia mai letto.

- Il p

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
Abbe "The Awesome Senior" Hinder

Shannon Messenger chooses the prettiest titles and has some amazing covers that go well with herLet the Sky Fallseries. And as a reviewer, I try my best (and mostly fail) to never judge a book by its cover and withLet the Storm BreakI 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 a lot
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
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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
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
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
Bèbè ✦ the Ryski  ✦

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
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.
"Whisper your name to the wind. Ask the wind to take it to the end of the world."- Yoko Ono
DNF at 41%, because there was too much Fatal Attraction romance and not enough ass kicking.

Setting:Coachella Valley, California (aka the hottest place on the planet); 2014
"Today it's 109 F. The kind of day where the locals sit around and talk about the nice 'break in the heat' because two days ago it was 126 F."
Seriously guys, you have no idea how accurate this quote is regarding the weather here. It s

I don't even know where to begin with that cliffhanger. It was just like Mark of Athena, only worse. Or not. 50-50.

The book itself was...nice. The plot was good, but I felt a little disappointed. I don't understand why everyone is hating on Solana. I actually feel bad for her. She's lost almost everything and the only thing she had left to hold on to was being taken away from her. Not to mention the fact that almost everyone freaking thinks she's useless. I fe
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*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
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.
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
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
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is a great sequel! I loved that Messenger hooked me with her story, more so than I was excepting to be. Normally when it comes to sequel, rarely do I find myself not rolling my eyes at something. Yes, I just admitted I roll my eyes at books, but only when I can totally point out what's going to happen next. This wasn't a sequel where I could point out what was going to happen next. That's not for a lack of not trying either. It was a harder to predict what was going happen. I liked that. Wi ...more
sunset shimmer
Nov 15, 2014 sunset shimmer marked it as will-get-to-eventually  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: covergasm
Holy shit, did my eyes deceive me or did I really see this on Edelweiss? ALREADY? *makes getting approved for this book my life's mission*






Mc Manalo
Jun 24, 2013 Mc Manalo marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

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.
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger
Book Two oft he Sky Fall series
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Whirlwind romance and breathtaking action continues in the sequel to Let the Sky Fall, which Becca Fitzpatrick called “charged and romantic.”

Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance.
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
Once Upon
Review coming soon this month.

You always worry about the sequel when it involves a book you loved. In Let the Storm Break I had no reason to worry when done. Messenger kept the series going without faults. This is a series I am super-fangirl about, it's such a different concept. If something else has been written like it, I haven't come across it yet and I read a lot. I mean seriously how can it not be awesome when you have Windwalkers. Read my review of Let the Sky Fall and then reread this re
*On Shannon Messenger's Blog:

The Dreaded Triangle

I've been working hard to catch up on my email (if you're still waiting to hear from me, don't worry, a reply IS coming). And I've noticed a lot of you are writing to me about a term that's almost become like a bad word in the YA World: Love Triangles.

*pauses while you all gasp in horror*

To be clear, LET THE SKY FALL definitely does NOT have a love triangle. But some of you savvier readers have noticed something in there that's made you wonder
Jaime Arkin
Let the Storms Break was everything I was hoping for in the second installment of the Sky Fall series by Shannon Messenger.

We are taken back to Vane and Audra's world shortly after the end of book 1 - If you haven't read that, then turn around because there will be spoilers for that book in this review!

Audra has left Vane to try and make sense of the betrayal she has had to come to terms with but she hasn't given up on Vane and their bond. I love that she’s both strong and really, really vulner
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