Elle has lived in a locked house in the sky for as long as she can remember. Her caretaker tells her that the rest of the world has been ravaged and overcome by demons. Elle escapes and falls to the Earth, determined to regain her memories from before the house in the sky and regain her magic. Elle finds help in a strange group, Adair, Leslie and Honeycutt, that all seem to have a connection to Elle. Elle believes that she needs to find a castle in the sky with a vengeful god, however, she must figure out the secrets of her past before being able to fight.
Where the Lightning Goes is an exciting and unique fantasy. I was hooked on the story from the moment of Elle escaping the house in the sky. As Elle falls, she has no memory except for living in the house and no knowledge of the world she has landed on. She must accept things as they happen, as does the reader. The pacing of the story moves quickly as Elle is faced with decisions. I loved the journey into the painting to find Adair's heart as well as Leslie, the heart itself. Through the characters, there is an overwhelming feeling of loss, but also one of hope. I enjoyed watching as Adair taught Elle magic and the Impossible markets. Honeycutt's character was an amazing addition to the group and began to give some hints as to how the four might be connected. I even appreciated the demon character and it's unexpected actions. Elle's final battle with the god was amazingly written and offered a satisfying and dramatic ending.