It's release day for one of my favorite books of 2013, Shannon Messenger's Let the Sky Fall! This book is so much fun, and to celebrate, I've got an interview with Vane, the hilarious, awkward, adorkable lead guy for you guys! And because this is a celebration, I've also got a contest, so let's get to it.
So. You're a sylph. What's that like?
Weird. Like, some of the things I can do are pretty cool--and it's nice that all the crazy crap in my life is finally starting to make sense. But I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I'm like ... a mythological creature. And part of me kinda wishes I could at least be something people have heard of.
Admittedly, you have a pretty bad history when it comes to first dates. What's your most embarrassing dating disaster?
Okay, first of all, those disasters weren't my fault. If Audra hadn't been out there playing "Chaperone from Hell" I would've been just fine. Well ... mostly. I might've screwed up a few on my own--but that was sorta Audra's fault too, since I was miserable on those dates because they weren't with her.
I guess the worst time was probably when I took a girl to the date festival. It's this lame carnival thing we have once a year to celebrate a squishy fruit that looks like a bug--but it's one of the only things to do around here so everyone goes. And hey, the date shakes are awesome. But right around the time I started to make my move, there was this loud farting sound--and she refused to believe it wasn't me, even though it WASN'T. There's a reason they call it "breaking wind." And if I needed proof that Audra can be evil, that would be it.
Now that I've poked fun at that, if you could take Audra out, what would be your perfect first date?
I know I'm probably supposed to say something about candlelight dinners and roses and violins and stuff--and if that's what Audra wanted, I would definitely give it to her. But I can't imagine her liking that. Seems like she'd be much happier up in the mountains on a windy night, stretched out on a blanket watching the stars. And I'm happy anywhere she is. Plus, hey, if she gets cold I can think of a few ways to keep her warm...
What's the first thing you thought when you woke up this morning?
Too. Freaking. Early.
Audra likes to train before sunrise and I am NOT a morning person.
Boxers or briefs?
Dude, like I would ever wear briefs. (And um, way to break out the awkward questions!)
What kind of sea creature would you describe yourself as?
Uh... haven't we already established that I'm an AIR elemental? Water isn't really my scene. I mean, I don't hate it. But I kinda prefer AIR. Plus, yanno, I've already found out that I'm one kind of not-human creature, not sure I want to be ANOTHER. Though if you think that's a cop-out answer I'll say Kraken. Just cuz, yanno, it's a KRAKEN.
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About the Book:
Published by: Simon Pulse
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Series: Book #1
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A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel.
Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.
Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them