I tried so hard to fall in love with this story. The ideas behind the Weather Witch drew me in. However, from the first page I found myself having to go back and reread sections so I would fully understand what was going on. This book is all over the place for POVs. And it was very had to keep track of all the characters. The class system just made things harder as they would refer to their class all the time. There were just so many inconsistencies that after 47 pages I just had to put it down. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for this one and I personally have to give it a 3. I think this is just one of those books where you are either going to love it or hate it.
The first in an exciting new young adult series from 13 to Life writer Shannon Delany, Weather Witch is about a young woman enslaved for being a weather witch, and who must fight for her freedom to be with the boy she loves.
Some fled the Old World to avoid war, and some fled to leave behind magick. Yet even the fiercely regulated New World--with its ranks and emphasis on decorum--cannot staunch the power that wells up in certain people, influencing the weather and calling down storms. Hunted, the Weather Witches are forced to power the rest of the population's ships, as well as their every necessity, and luxury, in a time when steam power is repressed.
Jordan Astraea hails from a flawless background with no taint of magick, but on her seventeenth birthday she is accused of summoning an unscheduled storm. Taken from her family, Jordan is destined to be enslaved on an airship. But breaking Jordan may prove to be the very thing her carefully constructed society cannot weather.
And losing Jordan forever may force her beau, Rowen, to be the hero he would have never otherwise dared become.