Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Talk - LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Vane can't remember his parents, or the tornado that killed them when he was a young child. But the image of a girl with dark hair whipping around her face reaching for him in the storm has stayed with him ever since. She's been in his dreams since he was a small boy, she followed him to his adoptive parent's home, and now she's showing up in the real world whenever he's on the verge of getting his first kiss.

Audra is a sylph - an air elemental - who chose to become a Guardian at a young age. It was her father's duty to protect Vane and his family, but when he made the ultimate sacrifice Audra took the duty on as her own. Now she's sworn to protect his life at all costs, even if it means losing hers.

Vane is the only Westerly left alive, the secret language of the west wind buried deep within him. His parents were killed for this knowledge, but they never shared it. Raised as a human and ignorant of his heritage, Vane has to unearth the language inside of him in order to thwart the sylph's greatest enemy. With the power to command all four winds, their enemy could destroy humans and sylphs alike.

Audra won't let that happen. She'll protect Vane and sacrifice herself in the process if she has to.

But will he let her?

LET THE SKY FALL brings a fresh angle to paranormal romance, available March 5, 2013 from Simon Pulse.

3 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

So agree that this is unique. I loved it. And I love hearing your perspective as a librarian.

J.R. Johansson said...

Love these posts, Mindy! :) This one brought everything back from when I got to read LTSF! Very cool.

Shannon Messenger said...

Wow, Mindy--thank you SO MUCH! :)