Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Book Review: Let the Sky Fall
Book 1 in the Sky Fall series
AUTHOR: Sharon Messenger
PUBLISHED: March 2013
GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Romance
PREMISE: Vane remembers nothing of his time before he lived with his adoptive parents. Then he meets a strange girl who tells him he's a prince...
MY REVIEW: First, I swear I will refrain from making James Bond references during this review. Because lets all be honest here: the first thing that pops into your head with that title is the Adele song of the same name. Sadly, this doesn't have much to do with Bond.
This book suffered from what I like to call Deja Vu Ville. It is when you read a book, it has a slightly interesting world in it, but the plot, the characters, the scenarios all sort of feel very familiar because they are really common book tropes. The world-building is very nice. Messenger's writing is also solid. It's just that everything else....has kind of been done before. Especially in YA and especially in the fantasy/urban fantasy genre.
So...it's not the best in terms of uniqueness. But, if you're in the mood for a romantic urban fantasy, I suppose you could do worse then this one.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those who don't mind cliches, Urban fantasy fans (who again: don't mind cliches)
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five this has been done before shrugs