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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

Genre: Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy

Pages: 337

Copyright: 2003

Book Rating: 4/5 Crowns

Book Synopsis:
First in the new Weather Warden series...

Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life...

Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast...


Review: The synopsis on the back of the book did absolutely no justice to the story contained within. I am blown away by the sheer awesomeness that is 'Ill Wind', no pun intended. This is the first book in the 'Weather Wardens' series by author Rachel Caine, who also authored 'The Morganville Vampire' series. The series is nine books strong at the moment and still growing.

So much happened in this book I am sort of at a loss where to start. The beginning was a bit flat, the author could have released facts a bit sooner. That is the only thing even remotely negative thing about this book. The characters in this story are the kind that stick with you, and the chemistry between David and Jo is almost palpable to the reader, it is so intense. Rachel Caine has a way of describing scenes and characters to draw the reader in and make them want to stay in her pages forever.

The plot in this book had so many twists and turns it was almost like a roller coaster, the intensity as well. Betrayal, magic, heart-break, love, sensuality, and cool cars; everything a reader could possibly want in an outstanding novel. You will be drawn in and held by this book. I am already looking for the next book and thanking goodness that I have Amazon Prime.







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4 comments:

Patti said...

I recently devoured the Morganville Vamp series. The Weather Warden series has been recommended and I'm going to start reading it soon. Nice review!

Marg said...

I have read most of the Weather Warden series, but none of the Morganville series. It is very strange because it is almost as though I forget how much I enjoy Rachel Caine's writing every time, until I pick up the book and start reading!

Lexie said...

Oddly I'm not a fan of this series, though I adore her Morganville books to distraction. I do however like the premise and the titles of the books XD

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Haven't read any books by this author but after reading your review I will have to add her to my list.