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Not as good as Keeper, but love Vane
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
Since I have really enjoyed Messenger’s Middle Grade, Keeper of the Lost Cities series I was excited to try her Young Adult series Sky Fall. She has a thing for elves and this book is no exception. Audra is a sylphs, an air elemental, and the sworn guardian of Vane, a seventeen year old boy. Vane knows he survived a category five tornado that killed his parents when he was a child, but he has no memory of how or of the rest of his childhood. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to their enemies Audra is forced to materialize in Vane’s life and help him remember what he has forgotten. I was not as wowed by this story as I was by the Keeper of the Lost Cities books. The two series are complete contrasts. Where the world of the Lost Cities is bright and sparkling, the world of Sky Fall is a hot desert. The best thing about it is Vane. I cannot remember reading a more fully drawn teenage boy character in any book. His sarcastic remarks and hormonally driven behavior made me laugh out loud through the whole thing.