Let The Sky Fall

Hello again! As I have not posted in a year, I’m very sorry. I have read a lot over the course of a year, I’ve just never actually got to sit down and type a review until now.

This time I read:

Let The Sky Fall

by Shannon Messenger

Let The Sky Fall

It’s about an ordinary boy named Vane Weston that survived a category-5 tornado, crazy right?!? He wakes up with no memories, except one of a girl in his dreams. He is adopted by a loving mother and father, and is raised as an only child. Audra is the girl in his dreams that appears randomly throughout his life and in his dreams. The truth is that they’re not humans neither Audra nor Vane. They’re air elementals, sylphs to be precise, they can control the winds. While Audra is very experienced, Vane’s memories have been wiped and must have each of his breakthroughs to receive the power to control the winds. Vane is the last Westerly, he’s their only hope in destroying Raiden who seeks for power. Audra must train him, as she is his guardian. She’s willing to sacrifice her life for him, the story continues as they develop a forbidden romance that may have existed for 13 years.

This is a beautifully written novel and I don’t want to ruin the ending, but Raiden is not defeated at the end of the story, it continues on to a sequel called Let The Storm Break, which I have yet to read.

But I recommend this book to everyone!! It will draw you in like a drug and you won’t put it down until you’re finished!

Now that you know what it’s about do go ahead and read it.

House of Night #2

Betrayed

P.C Cast, Kristin Cast

Betrayed

https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/676924.Betrayed

Published: 2007 St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: Paperback; 310

Series/Stand Alone: Series

Source: Teacher

Goodreads:

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night.  She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs–like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
Review:
Zoey Redbird has actually made friends, 4 of them. She is contacted by the powerful vampyre goddess; Nyx. Zoey is now comfortable with the House of Night, better yet her crescent mark is filled in unlike normal fledglings, this proves that Nyx has touched Zoey. As Zoey moves along her days she comes face to face with danger first-handed. Football players of her old school have been getting killed and with the blood and claw marks. All fingers point towards the House of Night, Zoey must face the betrayal and find the truth behind everything risking herself and those around her.
Likes:
Especially this one book of all of the ones I have read. While I read this novel…. I cried. Cast developed these characters so well that I cried at one point. It was scary, so detailed and described that it gave you the mysterious feeling when you read it. I had to read it again just to see if I skipped something or misread it. It was unbelievable how it made me think that I was part of it. It was so emotional and I felt it as part of me when I read it. I feel like this novel was written intended not to make it seem like the plot and story was perfect, but to make it real. I loved how Cast described her, it changed everything.

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So Stevie Rae died in this book, and I cried so hard. Cast described her so well, that I felt as if she was my best friend. I could feel the imaginary body in my arms and blood everywhere on the floor. It changed how I finished this book.

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Dislikes:

As I said in the previous post, it’s really hard to find parts that I didn’t like especially since I finished the book 2 days ago. All I have to say is that it was too emotional and I didn’t think some parts were necessary.

P.S. You WILL cry, just trust me on this. Unless…. you have a hard heart.

I rate it 9.75/10 I cried so much, went back to read it, cried again, and so on so forth for like 4 times.

I would love for everyone to read this series it’s amazing! And so are vampires! I’m mean all the books make them sound super cool, so I’d love to be one someday! Bite me!

~Lillian D’:

So sad :(

House of Night #1

OMG!! It’s like Divergent all over again!!! So recently I found a new series. I’m really into vampire stuff nowadays, so my friend Whitney recommended the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (mother and daughter). I’ve already finished 4 books, but I’m going to post a review for each one individually.

Marked

P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Marked

https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/30183.Marked

Published: 2007 St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: Paperback; 306

Series/Stand Alone: Series

Source: Teacher

Goodreads:

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
Review:
One ordinary day 16 year-old Zoey Redbird is marked by the Goddess Nyx, a crescent on her forehead. Zoey is a regular girl dating the star of the football team, and best friends with Kalya. She doesn’t realize that this mark will change her forever. Zoey’s dad left the family leaving her mom alone with the kids. Her mother marries another man named John Heffer, Zoey despises and hates him. She looks towards her grandmother for help. Zoey is a special fledgling, given special powers. But soon later she finds a clique in the group, the leader of the Dark Daughters has also been touched by the Goddess. Zoey must find her true self and make this new world her home.
Likes:
I’m loving this series, it’s amazing! Cast made this book similar to a jump start, it’s very exciting and suspenseful. Though the story flies by quickly, there are many details and descriptions. I love how Cast made Zoey not fit in, she made her different from everyone else. The story just brings the life out of you, I was so captivated into the book I couldn’t put it down. This book is truly a miracle, I must say. It’s wonderful and exciting, also it get’s more interesting as she writes the continuing books. Throughout Zoey’s life at the House of Night a place where fledglings learn and go through the change to become a true vampire or……… die. Zoey makes so many friends and it amazes me how she went from loneliness to being loved. I love they way this book was written, I felt like I could feel her emotions. This book totally drew me in, literally, whenever I opened the book I felt like I was entering the world. I really love books that I can get lost into, I’d really recommend this book to teenage girls or even adults.
Dislikes:
I can never find many dislikes in the books I read. But sometimes I felt like there was something missing, and it seems like there is. I feel like this book could be better or with a little more punch, you could say. If any of you find what’s missing, let me know please. I think that this had an amazing plot, except there was a spot missing.
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This overall was an amazing book and I’m writing more reviews about the other ones in the story. You’ll be amazed at how it twists and turns.
I rate this 9.55/10 definitely spicy!!!
This book is sooo amazing and I look forward to finishing the rest of the series!
Stay posted for the next review that may come out in…. 30 min- 1 hour.
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~Lillian