Many series begin to weaken after awhile and I get the sense that the author continues because the fans demand it, or just for the money but somehow the characters and/or plot just seem to run out of steam. I opened Cape Storm (Book 8) fearing disappointment but Rachel Caine's Cape Storm still delivers and I am eagerly awaiting book nine.
Cape Storm was OK. Joanne has to deal with a Demon mark and helping the Wardens and Djinn fight Bad Bob. Throughout most the story, she's struggling to maintain her morality and it's a constant fight. Things don't go quite as planned and there was one scene of extreme emotional intensity. Things wrapped up in the usual Caine manner. My fascination with Joanne and company has come to an end, unfortunately. I'll probably read the next in the series, but honestly, I wish the author would wrap it up already.
I have enjoyed the first 7 books of this interesting supernatural romance series about weather wardens and Djinns. But this latest release "Cape Storm" which I even marked my calendar for its release date, and was the first to buy it...was a terrible disappointment. I think the author, Rachel Caine, is sick of her characters which would explain why she makes them so disagreeable and unlikable, and even kills them, for almost the entirety of this book. If I'd known how awful this story was I'd have skipped it, and just keep enjoying the other 7, which is why I gave it only 1.5 stars because somehow they were still alive at the end of the story. Joanne doesn't even have her new curly black hair on the book cover.