Book Review: Storming by K. M. Weiland

In the high-flying, heady world of 1920's aviation, brash pilot Robert "Hitch" Hitchcock's life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she's game for just about anything, including wing-walking in his struggling airshow. In return for her help, she demands a ride back the sky. 

Hitch thinks she's nutsuntil he steers his plane into the midst of a bizarre storm and nearly crashes into a strange airship like none he's ever run afoul of, an airship with the power to control the weather. Caught between a corrupt sheriff and dangerous new enemies above, Hitch must take his last chance to gain forgiveness from his estranged family, deliver Jael safely home before she flies off with his freewheeling heart, and save his Nebraska hometown from storm-wielding sky pirates. 

Cocky, funny, and full of heart, Storming is jaunty historical adventure/dieselpunk mash-up that combines rip-roaring steampunk adventure and small-town charm with the thrill of futuristic possibilities. 

This book is truly deserving of five stars!

The plot of this book was wonderful. And though it took a few chapters to get thoroughly engaged, once I was all I could do was hang on for the flight. The plot was exciting and I was itching to read it all the time.

This book was delightfully long. Usually it is disappointing when a book is stand alone but not so with Storming. It was long enough and characters developed so thoroughly that you felt full by the time it was done. And in the end it his one of those books that make you feel full and happy. And like everything is great. 

Now to the characters! Ah...some of the best characters I have read ever. I could totally see Hitch being the person he was, and Weiland was able to create the type of character that is constantly making you angry and annoyed at the decisions they make yet you still care so much about them and enjoy them. So like, a real person. :)

Jael, was the sweetest thing. It was so refreshing to have a female lead that isn't throwing the fact that she's female and can handle herself in your face. It is so hard to find enjoyable lead female characters at all in movies, TV shows, and books nowadays. Right now it's all kick rear, I can do anything a man can, and sarcasm. But Jael was so much better, she was capable of taking care of herself but not throwing it in your face. She was very understanding, cute and sweet. She knew what needed to be done and did it, and that was that.

Walter was so sweet. I felt such sympathy for the little guy, and totally loved him.

And no one can forget the airplane. That piece of machinery had a personality of her own, granted a sassy one, but a personality all the same.

And while the main characters rocked there was no lack of good background characters. All characters were well developed, and the baddies easy to hate.

If you are looking for a book with plenty of excitement and intrigue this is for you. And if you like planes and flying? It has plenty to keep you coming back for more!

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