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.
I read this so fast. It’s been weeks and weeks, maybe months, since I’ve gotten so absorbed in a book. Vane is such a realistic, kinda lazy, video game loving seventeen year old guy. And Audra is such a unique character. I haven’t read a female narrator quite like her in YA before. She’s awesome.
The other great thing about this books is, though the love story grows and becomes very strong, you can safely recommend this one to younger readers of YA. But trust me when I say, older readers will absolutely love it too.