Blog Tour: Let the Wind Rise – Excerpt

April 19, 2016 Blog Tour 1

Hello and welcome to today’s stop for LET THE WIND RISE by Shannon Messenger, blog tour. Don’t miss today’s exclusive content, and be sure you enter to win below!

About the Book:

By: Shannon Messenger
Published by: Simon Pulse
Releasing on: April 26th, 2016
Series: Sky Fall Book #3
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Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden’s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely.
But Audra won’t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus—the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange “guide” left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play—but Raiden is ready.
Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They’ll end it the same way.


“The conclusion to this very original fantasy trilogy is stronger than the first two installments, with nonstop action and believable teenage sarcasm, which takes the edge off the brutal reality of Audra and Vane’s highly emotional romance and quest. A good match for fans of Claudia Gray’s Firebird series.” ~ RT Book Reviews

About the Series:

Find out more about THE SKY FALL series, Let The Sky Fall (book #1) and Let The Storm Break (book #2), here.


Today I have an excerpt from the book for you… and it’s intense!!


I use the time alone to take one last look around my room, making sure I’m not forgetting anything—not that there’s anything worth taking. I shove a bottle of pain pills into my pocket, since those helped me poison a Stormer in one of my previous battles. Everything else is just a bunch of video games and dirty clothes and random-crap-that-won’t-matter-in-a-wind-battle, and proves how supremely unprepared I am for this.

Even my cell phone is useless. The battery died while I was trying to text my mom answers to all her questions. So it looks like the last thing I’ll be saying to my parents—maybe ever—is:

I didn’t destroy the house, but it’s safer if you don’t come home yet. I’ll call you if I make it back. 🙂

I’m sure the smiley face really set my mom’s mind at ease.

I hate telling my parents to keep running, but I didn’t know what else to say. They’ll never be safe here. Not unless . . .

I kill Raiden.

The thought makes my legs wobble and my vision dim as my peaceful Westerly instincts rebel against the idea of violence. But I grit my teeth and remember that everyone’s counting on me.

Audra’s counting on me.

See what I mean?!? Totally intense!!

About the Author:

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned–among other things–that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She’s the bestselling author of the middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, and the SKY FALL series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at

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Shannon’s Going On Tour!
Catch Shannon on the road! Find out what cities she’s coming to for her LET THE WIND RISE book tour, here.


Thank you to Simon Pulse, we have 3 sets of THE SKY FALL series to giveaway! To enter, please fill out the form below. This is open to residents of the US only.

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Tour Schedule:

4/19 – YA Bibliophile, Excerpt #1
4/20 – Jenuine Cupcakes, Author Guest post #1
4/21 – Me, My Shelf & I, Excerpt #2
4/22 – Page Turners, Author Interview #1
4/25 – Novel Novice, Guest Post #2
4/26 – Mundie Moms, Author Interview #2

Pre-Order Giveaway:

Don’t forget! Pre-Order LET THE WIND RISE by 4/25/16, you can enter to win! Check out Shannon’s pre-order giveaway here!

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