18051183Let the Storms Break (Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: ALAMW2014
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Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.

But Audra’s still running. From her past. From the Gales. Even from Vane, who she doesn’t believe she deserves. And the farther she flees, the more danger she finds. She possesses the secret power her enemy craves, and protecting it might be more than she can handle—especially when she discovers Raiden’s newest weapon.

With the Gale Force weakened by recent attacks, and the power of four collapsing, Vane and Audra are forced to make a choice: keep trusting the failing winds, or turn to the people who’ve betrayed them before. But even if they survive the storms sent to destroy them, will they have anything left to hold on to?. – Goodreads


I have never hidden the fact that I am a fan of Messenger’s writing, and while I don’t think it is always spot on perfect, I think Messenger knows what story to tell and she is going to tell that story and she’s going to tell it well. Let the Storms Break picks up right after Let the Sky Fall. Audra and Vane are still bonded to each other and are still trying to survive.

For the safety of Vane, Audra has let him be. She is in hiding because she believes it to be safer for him. It’s not though; he’s ultimately trapped. In his brain, his dreams, his life. He is trapped, and he hates it. He wants to be back to normal, or whatever his normal now is. Heck, his parents want that also. They really just want him to be happy, even if that is with Audra. While Vane knows that he is in love with Audra, and he wants Audra forever, Audra believes they need to be apart, that them being apart is the best for Vane. Even though it was clearly not the best for Vane in the the first so many years of their relationship. But teenagers, what can you do?

All of that being said, not once did I feel that these were not the same characters that I had read about in Let the Sky Fall. They were the same two crazy kids that love each other and happen to have super powers also. There were also little twists, turns and hints that remind the reader that Messenger never once puts something into her story or writing that doesn’t belong there. Everything proves a point or has a point even if it takes a whole book for that point to be made. Things are that important and crucial in this world. What was important in this book was history, background, where Vane and Audra came from and how what’s best for you isn’t always the right thing.