Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the...more
The characters are well developed and either terrifying or wonderful. Sure their are others but all are unique!
The narration is excellent too! I will certainly follow this series! ...more
"We all learn, little woman, that before we can be old and wise, we must at first be very young and foolish."
This is marketed as young adult, and while the writing style and pacing were definitely of that genre, the main characters were both 12 throughout the entire novel, which was surprising to me at first. The plot was well paced, though, and the characters well rounded, so it was not a bad thing by any means.
I was drawn into the story and the world as soon as Cettie's character was introduce ...more
Normally what Jeff Wheeler has done to ...more
― Jeff Wheeler, Storm Glass
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12 year old Cettie is parentless, hungry, and scared. Till a man comes. He can see her ghosts too, and he can banish them. After a plea from her, she is off to stay with him...more
Storm Glass was an interesting book. I found the cover to be cool looking and the synopsis to be interesting.. and so I dove into it. However, after diving into it I was going through the roller coaster of this is boring to ooooo I am intrigued. I will also admit that this book had some good twists and turns that I didn't always see coming. Especially that ending.
Cettie and Sera were adorable. I liked how they were constantly intrigued and up for the challenge ...more
Many thanks to Jeff Wheeler, 47 North, and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
Jeff Wheeler is the father of clean fantasy. I love his Kingfountain series. So when I saw he was created a new world I jumped at the chance to read about it. This one is set above the clouds. And on the dirty ground. Guess who's rich and in power? We find an orphan, Cettie, with an ability to sense ghosts rescued by a brilliant politician, Fitzroy, who takes her home and prepares to ...more
Storm Glass was a cool fantasy novel that followed the lives of two young girls who came from very different parts of the fantasy world created in the book. Sera was a princess and lived on a floating manor in the sky and Cettie was practically homeless and living with the poor in the world down below.
The fantasy world created was quite fascinating. Although there are many modern inventions such as zephers, which are like ...more
What DID work for this ...more
Copy provided by netgalley in Exchange for an honest review
Just because something doesn't happen constantly doesn't mean it won't happen at all. Many of the consequences we face are delayed.
Going into this I only saw positive reviews, so my attention was immediately grabbed. The whole mysteries thing was really interesting to me.
I enjoyed it enough, and it was nice to read from the perspective of two young girls. However the plot didn’t really grip me. It took me wh ...more
The two main protagonists are the young girls, Cettie and Sera, representing the dichotomous nature of society, in a world whose nature is not too dissimilar to our own.
This world is imbued with rites of power, which are as Delphic as they are complex. This power is only studied by the privileged few with four major scho ...more
I usually like a more of a fast paced book but this book although not fast held my interest from start to finish with great world building and the loveable Cettie, a little girl who although hungry and cold herself try to give comfort and warmth to the younger children in the house of unwanted children.
Cettie was then taken away early in the story to face even more challenges just when things were starting to look up, having to face yet more problems with the new family t ...more
Two strong young protagonists with opposite upbringings but similar end goals. How to help the poor when the entire system is designed to keep people down and in debt?
A host of side characters worth mentioning. Mysteries of the world, again tied into morality it seems ...more
Cettie is from the Fells, a poverish and dangerous place, while Sera lives in the sky. From a rich royal family, Sera longs for companionship and wants to figure out a way to help those “below” and se ...more
My biggest problem with Steampunk books is that they take themselves WAY TOO SERIOUSLY, are often pretentious as shit, and are rarely ever well written. This book is like if Steampunk and Fantasy had a one night stand and were too drunk to use protection. It has elements of both genres and they're mixed together in a pretty fun way. I quite enjoyed the setting and the characters, though the book is ...more
Imagine, if you will, a Regency England in which the rich live in floating manors and the poor live in the Fe ...more
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 ...more
Sera is a princess of the realm. She is a bit spoiled but has an interest in the poor masses that live below the cities in the sky. As an heir to the throne, she believes it ...more
Cettie grew up as an orphan in the Fells, a city tenement with a high mortality rate for the disenfranchised. She isn't like the other kids though. She can see ghosts, feel their pain and desire to hurt her. She constantly dreams of a better life, living among the clouds with the nobility. When a nobleman comes to her orphanage, she asks him if she can go with him, he agrees.
Sera is the opposite. Th ...more
- All nobles who care about etiquette and fashion are shallow.
- Poverty seems to be there because nobles LIKE people being poor. Hurray for a nuanced worldview.
- Heiress to the empire is the only person in her family who "cares about the poor". Isn't it convenient when everyone is evil except for your main characters.
- Working class life is endless, uninterrupted misery, with no appa ...more
Ok, cool world. There are mysteries and as Cettie does not know them yet neither do we. Like how do the floating islands keep on floating? What makes skyships fly? It is a more industrialized fantasy world in a way. But not that much since "magic" rules.
There seems to be ghosts and other things...what I do not know yet
And the rich live in the sky while the downtrodden live below in filth.
Cettie is rescued. Though all I was thinking was omg she is leaving t ...more
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