I read the first book in the Weather Warden series, "Ill Wind" and really enjoyed it. Heat Stroke was an excellent follow-up.
"Heat Stroke" pretty much takes up from where "Ill Wind" left off. From beginning to end it is action-packed and keeps you hooked. While the first book introduces you into the world of the Weather Wardens, this book focuses more on the world of the Djinn and the underlying tensions between them and the Wardens. This book also goes more into depth about Joanne and David's growing relationship and the consequences of the actions taken to protect that relationship in the first book.
The book ended in a big surprise change for Joanne and a cliffhanger as a whole for the series; while frustrating, it will definitely have you looking forward to book three in the series, "Chill Factor."
Not as strong as Ill Wind due to an overly-long action sequence at the end, Caine's imagination, vision, and twists on how weather works and genies in bottles make this a don't-miss.
The second book in the Weather Warden series. I can't really say much without giving spoilers from the last book, but there is more racing across country in this one, and there is something happening to the atmosphere that only djinn's can see and Joanne must warn the Wardens. An enjoyable read, I liked the pacing for most of the book though in the last 50 pages it somehow became too fast and harder to enjoy because of it. Although there is some resolution, there are also major story arcs that end in a "..." . You may want to have the 3rd book handy.
Argh - I *really* loved Ill Wind and, while I enjoyed Heat Stroke and have every intention of continuing this series, I absolutely hate books that carry over major plot lines to the next book. Don't start reading this one until you have the next in your TBR pile. Other than that, great characters, solid plotting and writing. Would have been an easy 5 stars if it had fully resolved at the end.
This series just keeps getting better. Joanne Baldwin has one week to learn to be a Djinn, if she does not learn to go on her own, she risks killing David her Djinn lover who is sustaining her with his power.
Along to way, they see something that isnot right in the atmosphere. Something deadly that threatens both Djinn and humans.
Can David and Joanne repair the breach before time is up for both of them?
Add a insane seductress and lewis back in the mix and you have a well thought , suspensful and entertaining story.
Better than the first. Looking forward to the third.
Wow!! What a great follow up to the first in this series. It kept me on my toes the whole time. I can't wait to read number three.
fantastic series! Love the heroine and love the author's writing style!
great style, good writing, but yet... unfulfilling
Book two of the Weather Warden series; as fast paced as as the others! Joanne Baldwin is transformed to a Djinn and off the story goes!
This one is book 2 . Not as good as the first one but I am going to read the third soon so that means it is interesting. It is a unique story line and Joanne Baldwin is strong.
Book 2 of Weather Warden series.
Accused of murder, Weather Warden Joanned 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 her charges. Her human life was over, but she had been reborn inot 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 wo said being all-powerful was easy!
Really enjoyed this book. Is a fun,unique read. I purchased books one through five.
A great series about controling weather with that extra magical type nudge.
Rachel Caine sure knows how to drive a wonderful story and so far, this Weather Warden series has 8 books. I'd never have found it if not for paperback swap! Thanks everyone!
A definite "series" book! I read Book One on a 6 hour round trip to/from the airport in a day! Book Two I was looking for a couple hours to myself because I didn't want to put it down! Thankfully, I have Book Three and am jumping right in! Definitely have to have book three ready and waiting when you finish this one.
After attending her own funeral, Joanne Baldwin is ready to start her new life as a Djinn. The most powerful Djinn in the world says she has a week to master her new powers, or things will be bad for her and her lover, David. On top of that, a deadly entity has infiltrated the Earth's atmosphere that only a Djinn can sense.
This is the second book in Caine's Weather Warden series. I thought the pace of the first half of the book was slow. I really didn't get interested until someone wants to claim Joanne as a djinn. After that the story just took off and I had a hard time putting it down. There is a great plot twist in the last few pages, and then a cliff-hanger. I have to get my hands on the next book in the series. My rating: 4 Stars.
It started out slow then picked up quite a bit. There was lots of action and I really enjoyed it. Worth the read.
This is the second book of the Weather Warden series. Also a very good read. Fast paced. Good strong characters.
I read the first one and it was kind of so-so but I'm sure glad I tried the second. Much better book than the first. Liked this one.
Book 2 in the Weather Warden series continues to explore new ground. Former Weather Warden Jo Baldwin is now a djinn, transformed by her djinn lover David when she was killed at the end of the previous book. Now she has to learn a lot of new things if she is to survive. But there is something strange and sinister that is lurking in the aetheric plane, and she and her old friend Lewis seem to be the only ones aware of it, and the threat it brings to the world.
Once again Rachel Caine manages to bring fresh ideas to the genre, and the suspenseful cliffhanger ensures that readers will be picking up the third book.
I really am enjoying this series. I liked Heat Stroke even better that Ill Wind. It sucked me in right from the beginning and the drama never stopped. If it were a movie, I would have been on the edge of my seat the whole time. I definately plan on reading more of this series.
Second in a very interesting series