"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger. Here's the synopsis:
"Vane Weston should have
died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he
woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a
beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through
his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.
is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can
walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a
weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to
protect him at all costs.
When a hasty mistake reveals their
location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has
just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds
gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the
warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella
Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by
their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love."
So, you must know by now that one way to sell a book to me is to use the words FORBIDDEN ROMANCE and I'm sold. I mean seriously, just take a look at that last paragraph above and tell me you don't want to read this?! But seriously, I like the story idea too including the idea of elementals which isn't exactly original but is still cool. I've known about this book for a while but this is the first time I've seen the cover. I love it. I believe some people in the US have read an ARC and the feedback is positive so far. I have no idea if it will come to the UK but that won't stop me. I'm hitting pre-order as soon as I can. Let the Sky Fall is published in March, 2013.