Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review: Heat Stroke (Weather Warden #2) by Rachel Caine

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Accused of murder, Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was chased across the country—and killed—by a team charged with hunting down rogue Wardens.

Five days later, Joanne had a lovely funeral and was posthumously cleared of all charges. Her human life was over, but she had been reborn in Djinnhood. Now, until she masters her enhanced powers, Joanne must try to avoid being "claimed" by a human. But when a hazard that only a Djinn could sense infiltrates Earth's atmosphere, Joanne must somehow convince someone to do something about it—or the forecast will be deadly. So who said being all-powerful was going to be easy?
My Thoughts:  This book picks up right after book 1 ends.  Joanne's adjusting to her new life, getting horizontal with her honey and just trying to figure out what's next.  It was a fast paced read that ended on a "Wait!What?" note.  Or maybe that was just me.

I like the mythology and the structuring of the Djinn.  I'm not sure how I feel about Jonathan yet, but I'm willing to give him a chance and see how he deals with the events at the end of the book.  David, on the other hand, is my new Djinn boyfriend.  Even though he kinda screwed over the world, he did it because he wasn't willing to lose Joanne.  How awesome is that?  Okay, the whole-world screwing wasn't so much fun but he did it with good intentions.

I really have no idea how I feel about the events at the end of the book.  It's like when I read Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between and almost swallowed my own tongue at the final scene.  What does it mean?  How will it affect the series?

Overall, I liked the book.  It moved quickly and having the rest of the books in the series on hand means that I can dive in to see what's next right away.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Ill Wind

More books by Rachel Caine

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The TBR Challenge

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