"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?