Saturday, August 9, 2014
May Book Club: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
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What we thought:
Rebecca T: I loved it. It was a great fantasy YA novel with a very different mythology. No vampires, zombies, or mermaids here. But you will find intriguing characters, two very different (and saucy) protagonists, fascinating twists, and really good story telling. Can't wait to dive into the second book!
NaomiRuth: I really enjoyed this book. I love Shannon Messenger's writing style. I liked having the perspective change between the two characters. I want to read more!
Jenn N.: Like Naomi, I also enjoyed the perspective change. I especially liked Vane's point of view. His snarkiness really cracked me up. At times I found Audra a tad melodramatic but given what she was up against, I guess it was natural. Fortunately Vane's perspective of her softened her. I also liked the whole aspect of sylphs. I had never heard of them before and found it to be unique to fantasy YA which seems to be flooded with vampires. (Not that I don't love vampires). While some elements of the story were predictable I was a little shocked by the ending and can't wait to see where the sequel goes.