Let the Storm Break
By Shannon Messenger
Let the Sky Fall – Book 2
Available March 2014
Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.
But Audra’s still running. From her past. From the Gales. Even from Vane, who she doesn’t believe she deserves. And the farther she flees, the more danger she finds. She possesses the secret power her enemy craves, and protecting it might be more than she can handle—especially when she discovers Raiden’s newest weapon.
With the Gale Force weakened by recent attacks, and the power of four collapsing, Vane and Audra are forced to make a choice: keep trusting the failing winds, or turn to the people who’ve betrayed them before. But even if they survive the storms sent to destroy them, will they have anything left to hold on to?
This Blonde’s Review:
I really enjoyed getting to know Vane and Audra in the first book in this series. Vane isn’t smooth, he stumbles but does his best. Audra is still a the girl who fights to be as strong as she wants to be.
Admittedly I was disappointed when Audra ran and hoped she’d find her way back to Vane quickly. I hated to see him struggling to do it alone and I hated to see the way she isolated herself. They’re both great characters but better together. But we an often learn important things about ourselves when we have to go without the things or people who really matter to us and that was certainly the case in this book. The things they’ve learned could be enough to defeat Raiden and the weapons he has created.
At first it seemed a lot of this book was waiting. Waiting for Audra to go back to Vane, waiting for Vane to make a choice, waiting for Raiden to attack. But even when you’re waiting life goes on and you’re learning what you want. You can also learn what you don’t want and what you’re willing to stand for. And the ending? That’s the kind of cliffhanger that makes me incredibly impatient for the next book. I have so many questions that can only be answered by the appearance of book 3. I like Vane would probably say I like him best, but Audra is the one I can identify with so I love her too. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
If you liked the first book in this series this one isn’t to be missed.