This book breaks my heart. The ending makes my whole body ache and I’m not even sure if I should be relieved or grieving. The first part of the book leaves the Audra-Vane-together urge in the reader, at least that’s what I felt. I dislike the distance that Audra takes from Vane and even hate her for it. But I can comprehend, maybe in a world like this, with responsibilities this big and the life changing events she (including Vane) just undergone in the first book I would have taken I break too. I love the way Messenger planned the reunion. The romantic moment (but too short) they had alone. The last part of the book is a whirlpool of events; broken Winds, dead Gales, endangered Valley, weak Vane, Gus and Audra falling to Raiden and the most reader-breaking part; Audra breaks her bond. Messenger gives us a lot, like really a lot to process and at some point you even lost yourself along with Audra’s trace that Vane fails to feel.
For those reading this review, this book it definitely a go for it and a re-read-it-a-hundred-times-later type.
This book is oh my god!!! So good. I can’t find the word to express what I feel after I’ve read the first book of the Sky Fall series. It left in an eerie way, had to give myself the time to process whatever fact my brain couldn’t grasp. My senses merged and stayed alert throughout the whole reading process. I felt like being of part it, not as the omnipresent third-party but as Vane himself and sometimes as Audra too. I felt there urge, love, their grow and every emotion it conveyed. Thank you Shannon Messenger.