Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) by Jeff Wheeler

Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

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...

Details Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

TitleStorm Glass (Harbinger #1)
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

  • Fran
    Two young girls. Two distinct, opposite worlds. Cettie of the Fells lives in a dark world, a world of poverty, hunger and disease. Her clothing is threadbare and there are holes in her shoes. Stealing food is the only way to obtain nourishment. Sera Fitzempress lives in a floating manor in the upper world of wealth and privilege. Beautiful waterfalls are found on her estate in the clouds. The water turns to mist before it reaches the underbelly o...
  • Kelby (Toes In the Sand)
    I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I have never read anything with a world quite like this one. Mansions in the sky held by a “Mysteries” system that no one seems to fully understand and a society where the rich live above and the poor live below. 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 ...
  • Quintin Zimmermann
    Floating cities levitating above the muck and mire of the downcast. So begins a new series by Jeff Wheeler, which is set centuries after his lauded Covenant of Muirwood series. 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 ...
  • Ben Babcock
    I enjoyed Storm Glass more than I thought I would when I first started. For whatever reason, I’m not aboard the young adult fantasy train right now, which is a shame, because there’s plenty of young adult fantasy I want to read, but I’m hesitant to go into it until I’m in the right mood! Still, I received this from NetGalley in exchange for a review, so a reading and a review it will get!Imagine, if you will, a Regency England in which th...
  • Natille
    Okay... For the most part I really enjoyed this book. I liked the two different perspectives in social class and wealth. The contrast made it an exceptional story. I also have always loved the idea of living on floating castles and cities. It was no surprise that I was drawn to such a storyline. This definitely felt like a coming of age story in the sense both girls are struggling with their place in the world and who they are. Of course it leads...
  • Cynthia
    I'm usually not seduced by world building but the the world surrounding Cettie is a nice blend of the future, the past with an intriguing dollop of steampunk and, strangely enough, atmosphere worthy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Cettie is a close to desperate orphan who's self-reliant almost to a fault. She also has a charm that silently recruits the help of the mighty and some of the lowly...the ones who have exactly what Cettie needs right w...
  • Lauren Magoon
    An Interesting BeginningSo far so good, for a first book in what the author calls an "epic series". I like the different elements that have been introduced, and as always the character development is delightful.My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the author is reusing elements from his other worlds/trilogies. I was rather hoping for something completely new. The appearance of familiar (from his other books) places and ideas ...
  • Maddie O.
    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was such an awesome world to get lost in. I read a lot of fantasy and often I feel like worlds and characters blend into one, but I have no doubt that this will be one of my more memorable experiences. I gave this four stars instead of five because I thought some of the dialogue was a little unrealistic for 12 year old girls, BUT it didn’t bother me too much and ...
  • Summer Nettleman
    The worlds that Jeff Wheeler builds are second to none! I have loved his prior series, so I was so excited to receive this ARC from NetGalley. This story does not disappoint! It is centered around two young girls, one that lives in abject poverty who can see ghosts, and one that lives in absolute wealth because of the royal blood in her veins but can't see anyone outside her family. Life starts to turn upside down for both of them on this adventu...
  • Jane
    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the author's Kingfountain book series, so am really pleased that he's started another series to savor. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and once again creates interesting characters that the reader can get invested in.The world is divided into the rich and privileged that have access to what makes the world work, called The Myst...
  • Al Burke
    I really liked this. So much going on behind the scenes that I almost want to read the sequel now.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 c...
  • Dee/ bookworm
    #StormGlass #NetGalleypublisher synopsis: 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 att...
  • Liz Leiby
    This is somewhere between 2.5 and 3 for me. Low end because the writing was not my favorite. I felt like the author did a lot of “telling” - it made me, as a reader, feel like the author assumed we (readers) would be stupid. Maybe this book is suppose to be for an audience who doesn’t pick up on things easily, but even if I was 16, I think I would still feel almost insulted by this writing style. Give the reader a little credit, ya know? Ne...
  • Soo
    Mini-Review:I really like the magic system for this world and look forward to learning more in the next book. This was a nice fantasy with a thread of suspense. The interchange of two POVs was not done very well. It was an awkward shuffle to go between Cettie & Sera. Kate Rudd did a great narrating the story and she made it more cohesive. The book is a solid YA Fantasy with potential to be very engaging. I had issues with the way both main charac...
  • Lusie
    I enjoyed Storm Glass, but felt it was written for younger readers. It's from the perspective from a princes and a girl who lives in the slump. Both girls are struggling with their identity. I liked the characters. Though the character development was minimal. The magical world was great. I like the idea of floating manors. The plot didn't really grip me. It was an enjoyable read, but I'm not sure if I'd read the second book of the series. I rece...
  • Tana △⃒⃘ ⚯͛ Cozyreadings
    Copy provided by netgalley in Exchange for an honest review Going into this I only saw positive reviews, so my attention was immediatly 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. I am looking forward to the next installment though, since I do want to go back to this world.
  • Taylor
    Thank you netgalley for the e arc.Wow these two worlds are captivating! One one side. The wealthy live in the sky with waterfalls and floating houses. And down below. Many people suffer. It is a lovely science fiction tale on the difference between factions that still exist today. I love books with a message.
  • Jonathan Rader
    Great Read! Looking forward to the next one!
  • Betty
    Review coming soon.
  • Anca
    I received an ARC on netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I saw the cover, then the author, I KNEW I NEEDED to read this! So a big thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read this. I read this in ONE day. Couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want to! Where do I even begin? Jeff Wheeler has a talent of writing beautiful stories with such young characters that by the end you feel emotionally connected to. I know when I read a Whee...
  • Crystal
    Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the first time I’ve reviewed one of Mr. Wheeler’s books even though they’ve come to be favorites. First, full disclosure … I am a “first reader” for Deep Magic e-zine which is published by Mr. Wheeler. This means that I get to sift through their submissions and pick the ones I like best, but none of that prevents me from writing an objective ...
  • Tales Untangled
    I received an ARC for Storm Glass from NetGalley, and this is my honest review.Not that authors generally have much control over their jacket covers, but this art is amazing! I love it! After reading Storm Glass, I love it even more since it could be symbolic of the happenings within the story. At this point, I feel fairly certain I will thoroughly enjoy books written by Jeff Wheeler. He develops creative worlds and characters that are thorough...
  • Emmie
    3.5Arc provided by Netgalley for my honest review. I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next...
  • Spencer Fields
    Engaging and excitingStorm Glass is yet another excellent book by Jeff Wheeler. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel written with the feel of a period piece that is complete with hopes and dreams that are both dashed and realized. There are ghosts, science, magic, intrigue, floating manors, power struggles, mysteries, and, of course, a few unexpected twists. Storm Glass gets five stars from me because I felt imme...
  • Jessica Creason
    Check out this and many other reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite BookFirst, let me tell you something that I think is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!Even though this book was just released on June 19th, the sequel, Mirror Gate, is going to be released on August 28th! How awesome is that? One of the things I hate most about reading a good series is having to wait a year or more for the next book to be released. Thank you so much, Jeff Wheeler, for t...
  • Kim
    This review and many others, both german and english, can also be found on my blog. Diese und viele weitere Rezensionen, auf deutsch und englisch, findet ihr auch auf meinem Blog. Ravenclaw ThreadsisterWhat drew me to this book was the cover. It’s simply gorgeous, and the synopsis made me even more excited. Floating manors? Hell yes.And it wasn’t just the cover and synopsis that looked good. The book kept me engaged from the very beginning....
  • Suzanne
    I really loved the Kingfountain Series, which is how I was introduced to Jeff Wheeler's writing. It had so many elements to love -- sort of a Richard III with some Joan of Arc, mixed with some mystical, magical forces; filled with well-drawn characters and descriptive settings that made you feel like you were dropped into that place with these characters, whom you found yourself caring about so much that you couldn't wait until the next installme...
  • Tina Gundy
    Brilliant book, everyone should be reading this one! 5 stars easily...What to say that others haven’t? Not sure, but I’ll give it a shot. Storm Glass (The Harbinger Series Book #1) by Jeff Wheeler was phenomenal! For kept me wondering what would happen next and did surprise me several times (a rare thing in a book). Would recommend for those who love fantasy with some elements of steampunk and good life lessons.There are two main c...
  • Miriam
    I eagerly dove into this new world created by one of my favorite authors, Jeff Wheeler. Veering from his usual fantasy era, Wheeler threw me smack dab into the middle of a steam punk period world! Ships that fly in the sky and huge floating estates are the norm for Cettie of the Fells and Sera Fitzempress. Cettie has only seen the shadows of these floating mansions from down below in the Fells, while Sera has never left her lofty home in the clou...
  • Jake
    Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The most notable feature of this story was the world. You are introduced to this vast landscape that isn't limited to just the ground, as it expands into the skies - it's very reminiscent of the Avatar franchise. And, everything felt oddly real, nothing was too much of a stretch, but Storm Glass has an essence of the whimsical. I highly enjoyed this aspect of th...