You should all know that I am extremely excited by Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. And because of that, I knew that Shannon was writing a new YA book as well :D Called Let the Sky Fall. I knew I wanted to read it months ago. Then yesterday, she finally shared the cover + summary for it! And I am sold. I am dying to read this book. The summary is amazing, and the cover is simply stunning. Plus, I adore Shannon. :) It comes out March 2013. You all love this cover, right? RIGHT?!
Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She's the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she's real.
Audra is real, but she's also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can 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. 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 must 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 a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that's grown between them.
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, and alive with wonderful wind-swept prose, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.
Let the Sky Fall. Shannon Messenger. Shannon's Blog Post.