Ray Grey lives in the city of Celestia in the Weatherlands a kingdom high above our world where clouds really do have silver linings and the inhabitants, or ‘Weatherlings’ are equipped with powerful weather magic they use to protect Earthlings. All that is except for Ray who has no special powers and feels woefully inadequate, frustratingly even her own friends can create snow spells or transport themselves by becoming puddles. Against instructions, Ray decides to become an Earth Explorer like her hero La Blaze Delight. She travels to earth by cloud cat (how else?) and finds an amazing treasure which proves instrumental in enabling her to become Rainbow Grey, a Weatherling with her very own amazing powers and mulitcoloured hair. Her problems are just beginning however as before she has a chance to get to grips with her new powers, she has to put them to use to save the world from a terrible storm and simultaneously contend with an unexpected foe.
This is a lively story with a fully imagined alternative world, an entertaining collection of characters and a brave heroine. The glimpses of artwork available in the proof copy reviewed suggest a similarly lively style in the illustration too.
The first of a brand-new series from Laura Ellen Anderson likely to be eagerly received by fans of her popular Amelia Fang stories.