Waiting on Wednesday (23): Let the Sky Fall

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall #1)
by Shannon Messenger
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse


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's 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 can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, 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.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

I think the girl and the boy on the cover look a little awkward. If it is really "charged and romantic - a whirlwind of a story," as Becca Fitzpatrick puts it, they should be kissing instead!! Anyway, I love the premise and I like that it's the girl who has to keep the secrets here. In most YA where the boys have all the secrets, they tend to be branded as controlling or manipulative, but when it's the girls, nobody has a say about it. Why is that?


  1. This one's pretty high on my wishlist too! Awesome choice. :)

  2. Woo! I'm so excited about this one! A slyph and her name is Audra which is awesome. lol they are in a whirlwind so it might be hard to kiss but hopefully the book has lots of kissing.
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  3. That cover is a definite piece of work. It deserves a 5 star... just for that. (But then there's the whole 'Don't judge a book by its cover thing, right?) Well, this is definitely getting added to my TBR-list. Great pick! new follower (:

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  4. With this summary the book has a great potential. I would really love to get a chance to read it because it sounds very interesting. Great pick.
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  5. I think I've heard about this one before. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That is so true, it is usually the guys who are all mysterious! And I do love the cover, but that is maybe because I'd love to be able to fly and be a sylph! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Ooh! This one looks great, added to the TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sounds pretty unique... I like it! *New Follower*

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  9. I am dying to read this one! The cover is so gorgeous, I can't wait!

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  10. Love the look and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and check out MY WOW POST

  11. I've seen this around and can't wait to check it out either!

  12. I love this cover and the synopsis sounds great! Thanks for stopping by.

  13. YES CHEL! I cannot wait for this book either! I haven't read too many books that feature sylphs so I'm excited to read all about Audra:)

  14. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really interesting.

    I'm definitely going to have to check this out.

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  15. This one is new to me but it sounds awesome! The cover is gorgeous. Great pick!!

  16. Sounds interesting. I'll agree that the cover looks super awkward. Just the way the couple is positioned and everything. "they should be kissing instead!!" That made me laugh.
    That's an interesting point you bring up through. How when guys have secrets, they're branded controlling and manipulative whereas girls aren't. I think it's just a gender bias thing. Like if guys go around sleeping with a bunch of girls, it's not so negatively received as if a girl did it. It's gender bias and it sucks, for sure. There's a lot of traits out there that are received differently depending on which gender happens to possess it. :/

  17. I hate that we have to wait so long for this book but I hope it is worth it! The premise sounds fantastic and I LOVE the cover. Awesome book choice! :)


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