First of all, I fell in love with the world that was created for Bell Weather. Similar to the American Colonies, but with a magical wonder within the natural world such as flowers that rise from the bottom of the riverbed, bears that awake only in winter, storms that glow, fog that consumes, ghosts that only appear once you have made them comfortable and crabs that fly. The land, weather and animals became as much of a character as the people. Speaking of people, Molly’s character grabbed me from her birth. Molly and her brother, Nicholas’ story bounces back and forth from present to their childhood as Molly’s mystery unravels. Molly is feisty, energetic, imaginative, adventurous, but most of all, she is full of heart. Her mischief often causes trouble, but she only causes it because she would never stand by idly while someone she loves gets hurt and would never let herself be a damsel in distress. On the flip side, her brother Nicholas is an enigma; his intellect and logic causes him to become manipulative and harsh, even though he cares for Molly very much. Overall, Bell Weather is a fun mix of fantasy, mystery, humor and adventure.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.