My Initial Reaction:
Did it seriously need to end that way!?!?!? I can't wait until 2014 to see what happens next!!!! I need to read it NOW!!!!!
My Actual Review:
I read this book for free on Pulseit and it was amazing. I thought that it was great that this book was different. So many young adult paranormal books contain vampires, fairies, and werewolves, but this one was all about sylphs. I haven't read too many books that are about sylphs, so this was amazing.
I felt so bad for Audra. She hates herself because she feels that it's all her fault that her father and Vane's parents are dead. And, to make it worse, her mother blames Audra for it, too. Because of this guilt, she dedicates her entire life, from the time soon after those three died, to protect Vane. She refuses to be happy!!
It was just SO SO SAD!!!! Let's bring this to a happier note, maybe.
So Vane has remembered Audra from the day when their parents died. And when he sees her, he remembers her. He can't figure out why she's so familiar, but she is familiar. Audra eventually realizes that they need to be around each other and she needs to teach him how to control the wind, because the person who killed their families is coming back.
I also must add that while reading this book, I had the Adele song, that has the same name, stuck in my head. I like that song, but it got annoying at times. I just wanted to concentrate more on this amazing book!!
I read this almost a year ago, so I don't remember too much. I hope this is enough...
I loved her and she was amazing. I felt so bad for her and I just wanted her to be happy. He felt so guilty and I hated her mom. Her mom was such a BITCH!! Ugh! I just want Audra to be happy!!!!!
He kinda annoyed me, but I also loved him at the same time. Such conflicting emotions. I just want him and Audra to be together so they can be happy and not lonely! That's all I want in my life!!!!!
Overall, this book was awesome. It's paranormal, yet it's different from so many young adult paranormal books. It's so creative! I can't wait to read the next book!!!!!
When I bought this audiobook on Audible, I had no clue what it was about or who the author was. My purchase was based solely on a search of books narrated by Nick Podehl and then narrowed by most fabulous covers (Yes, I judge books by their covers). This was a total WIN for me--I loved it! I am now a Shannon Messenger fan and will be reading everything she's written. I'm from Alabama so I'm used to people making fun of my southern drawl, but when she jokes on the Canadian accent, I laughed so hard driving down the road I thought I was going to have to pull over. I was really impressed with the authenticity of the characters and the originality of the story. I thought her writing style was fresh and age appropriate--it's nice to read something that I can wholeheartedly recommend to my teenage nieces who are constantly looking for something new and exciting to read. I can't wait to read the next installment!!
I've been too busy reading to write, LOL!. So, here's what's been happening with my 31 days of reading with Simon Pulse challenge:
Day 3: Let the Sky Fall Finished and loved it! I had this on my to-read list for awhile, so I was glad to finally get to read it, and for free no less!
Day 4: The Forsaken Finished and loved it! A bit like The Maze Runner, very enjoyable!
Day 5: Unwind Finished and loved it! I had heard of this book, but didn't know what it was about, really. I was pleasantly surprised.
Day 6: Blood Red Road Didn't Finish, unfortunately. I had a headache and the writing just wasn't working for me that day. I have been wanting to read this, so I will definitely come back to it at some point.
Day 7: Fault Lines Finished and really enjoyed. This is one of those heartbreakers. It involves rape, but is told from the girl's boyfriend's point of view.
Day 8: Maid of Secrets Didn't finish, mainly I just didn't have enough time in the day, and I have to sleep at some point, LOL. Intriguing story so far, I will definitely come back to it in the future!
Day 9: Linked Finished and loved it! Creepy dystopian novel, very enjoyable!
Day 10: Crash Finished and really enjoyed! Interesting story and concept, enjoyed the sarcasm, wit, and romance!
Day 11: Rot and Ruin Haven't finished yet, but I'm hoping to get back to it tonight! Enjoying it so far, and I'm not usually a zombie fan.
Day 12: Two-Way Street Finshed and really enjoyed! Told in alternating points of view and time frames (before and after) made for a little suspense to this enjoyable teen romance.
So far, I have finished 9 out of the first 12 books! Pretty good, right? It's better than I thought I would do!