Hello my fellow book nerds! So I am a HUGE Jeff Wheeler fan. I fell in love with his writing while listening to the Kingfountain Series. I will admit I have not actually READ any of his books. I have listened to them all because Kate Rudd is amazing and truly makes his writing come to life. She brings out all of the emotions that Wheeler puts into his books. However, I could not wait for his new series. I was lucky enough to get approved for Storm Glass through Netgalley. Reading this book is just as amazing as listening to it. I will most likely listen to it at some point because Kate Rudd and Jeff Wheeler are an amazing combination!
What do you think of Jeff Wheeler? Have you read any of his books? Happy reading!
5 out of 5 stars
Taken from Goodreads
Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.
Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.
Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughter’s curiosity.
Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.
But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds.
Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler does not disappoint his fans. We are introduced to this world with floating manors of the wealthy while the poor and sick live down below. There are many Mysteries in this world that one will learn during school. The world is viewed through two different perspectives of Cettie and Sera. Through both of the girls we see the corruption of the rich and of the desperation poor down. The story is truly engaging. While reading both views I wanted to learn more about these Mysteries and the truth behind them. I was drawn in instantly on how this world worked and could easily imagine the floating manors with dirty cities down below. Wheeler has such a way with words to really make you connect with the words on the pages. He draws you in with the curiosity of his characters, bringing out questions of your own. I would have found the beginning a little slow if I was not familiar with his writing. His attention to details create can be a little depth for some people. However, this writing is necessary and beneficial to really connect with his books. I knew there would be twists and turns throughout this novel and this one was amazing. The ending, oh my, just you wait!
In Storm Glass, Cettie and Sera are the main characters. Both of the girls feel like they don’t belong but have very curious minds. I absolutely adore both of these characters. Cettie of the Fells is such a sweet and caring girl. She lived in the Fells, the city below the floating manor known as Fog Willows. She was passed from guardian to guardian while fighting ghosts of her past. Cettie was rescued by Vice Admiral Fitzroy and brought to Fog Willows. While at Fog Willows, Cettie is faced with multiple challenges and tries to overcome in order to keep her new life. She is smart and a fast learner. With the help of Fitzroy’s youngest daughter, Anna, Cettie soon finds comfort in her new life, even with the presence of the ghosts that have followed her. Every time I was reading from Cettie’s point of view, I wanted her to succeed. I truly felt her pain and wanting of acceptance into Fitzroy’s family. She struggles consistently but she never gives up.
Sera is born into wealth. As the only daughter to the favored son of the Emperor, Sera is held to a very high expectation. Separated from everybody she can only rely on her governess, Huglide, for companionship. Sera has such a curious mind, mostly about the life of the people who live in the empire. She must learn all of the Mysteries if one day she plans to be empress. Unable to apply these lessons into real situations Sera acts out and continues to day dream. When her father is named Prince Regent, her world becomes more strict. I loved reading about Sera and how she truly cares for the empire’s well being. We see her resolve and commitment to one day become a true and fair empress. When reading from Sera’s point of view, you truly feel her loneliness and cannot wait for her to reach out and connect with other people.
Overall, Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler was a fantastic book. I have enjoyed his writing and how captivating of a story teller he is. He truly finds a way to illustrate his worlds and create long lasting lovable characters. This book was no different. His twists and turns makes his books exciting and engaging. Storm Glass was written very well and kept you wanting more. I absolutely adored Cettie and Sera and cannot wait to see how much they grow over this series. I highly recommend this book for those who love mysteries, fantasy, and curiously smart characters.