Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let the Sky Fall

13445306Book Title: Let the Sky Fall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Number of Pages: 416
Rating: 3 stars
Genres: YA Romance
Books like it: Reboot by Amy Tintera
My favorite quote: “Infinite possibilities. And none of them matter.
What matters is here and now.”

Brief Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

My Summary:

Another book to add to your super-cheesy romance list. Not worth reading.

This song was stuck in my head the WHOLE time.

This book was very.... Eh. The plot and overall idea of it was pretty good, but the romance was very dry and unbelievable. For me, what makes a romance believable is it's imperfect-ness. Audra and Vane have a forbidden romance going on, and in four days they go from not hardly knowing each other to feeling like they are soul mates. I don't know about you, but I think that is VERY short amount of time to fall in love. 

Not to mention that Vane has some weird and disturbing thoughts about Audra, along the lines of "sexy black tank" "She's so hot in that tank" and "When I'm king, I will make sure she always wears that shirt." Typical boys think like that, I know. Still, I hate it when boys see girls as a sexy piece of art instead of respecting them as a person. I feel like half of Vane's attraction to Audra was because she was extremely beautiful. 

This is another problem I have with YA romances. I don't find it believable that the girl is beautiful and the guy is too. In real life, our princes and princesses are going to be the imperfect people that we find perfect. They aren't going to be "hot" or "gorgeous." We are going to fall in love with them because of their personality, because they make us laugh, and they treat us nicely. YA romance is brainwashing teens into thinking that a best quality in a guy is if he is "hot." When he thinks of you as "sexy" and "gorgeous" and doesn't respect you, that is not a good person to fall in love with.

In conclusion, (and yes, I know this review was relatively short....) Don't even bother reading this UNLESS you are a romance fan.

That is all. :)

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