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Ill Wind (Weather Warden Series #1)

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Ill Wind

Joanne is literally a woman marked for death. As a weather warden, she commands great power, always for the good of humanity, but she's always been a little uncontrollable. The head weather wardens' fears seem to be proven true when she apparently kills a senior warden ...
Joanne is literally a woman marked for death. As a weather warden, she commands great power, always for the good of humanity, but she's always been a little uncontrollable. The head weather wardens' fears seem to be proven true when she apparently kills a senior warden and acquires a demon mark. Now, Joanne is on the run, trying to prove her innocence and attempting to track down a fellow warden who can help her, if he will. If she didn't have to cope with people trying to kill her and Djinn with their own agendas, not to mention their masters' agendas, she might have a shot at it. Her only ally is a mysterious hitchhiker, and that is not a constant. There is Rahel, but the Djinn has a major attitude problem, and Jo can not bring herself to trust the spirit being. With time running out, Jo is forced into a battle that will have a surprising outcome. ........................ **** Take a little of the Fugitive, toss in some Kim Harrison or Janet Evanovich, and something totally unique, and you will get this book. Jo's running commentary on life has a sarcastic wit that is sure to make you grin. There is a sensuality factor, but it's not the all too common overwhelming, show and tell entirely too much that is the norm. Rather, it simply adds a touch of spice. The ending twist is one you won't see coming, but the originality is worth kudos to Miss Caine. ****

posted by Anonymous on December 27, 2005

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I enjoyed this book. By page 130 (almost half-way through) I was surprised to realize not much had actually happened yet. While world-building is important, especially in a book where magic is used in an unusual or new way, this story seemed to have a lot of set-up fo...
I enjoyed this book. By page 130 (almost half-way through) I was surprised to realize not much had actually happened yet. While world-building is important, especially in a book where magic is used in an unusual or new way, this story seemed to have a lot of set-up for me. That being said, I wouldn't say it was boring at all, just a little slow. The story did pick up a little at that point, although it never felt super fast paced even once the action started. I liked the characters a lot (esp David and Rahel), and although I was sure David would be incorporated into the plot somehow further than his initial introduction, I was pleasantly surprised how things worked out. The last few pages definitely gave me an unexpected twist and I'm interested to see where the story will go from here.

posted by Sandra027 on May 27, 2011

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

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    Typically most "book ones" in a series tend to be the setting-up book. So I may purchase the second book for this reason alone. I have to admit that it is original, but the book falls flat for me. The pace is what killed it. The author would spend so much time on events that she should have wrapped up in a few paragraphs. I'm like really? I'm scrolling through my Nook and 5 clicks later, she's finally done with that scene. But then she rushes her into bed w/ David. Way to build that one up. I'm not for building up tension until it kills you, but geez, set it up before you hop her in bed with him! The reason why I'm not positive if I want to even buy the second book is b/c the first one didn't even hook me in enough to finish it! I just skipped to the end to see what the result was. Another *ehh* moment for me was when she is describing the main character wearing certain pieces of clothes. All purple, velour, hot. Those words don't ever belong together in any sentence, in ANY time period.

    My friends and I all agree. When we first picked up the Mercy Thompson and Kate Daniels series, we weren't drawn into the first book until halfway through. But then it hooked us and I'm a huge fan. This book didn't even redeem itself to me 3/4 of the way through and I started to skim a lot. Sooo, who knows. When I'm bored and dying for my favorite authors' new releases to come out, I might try Book 2 just to give it another go.

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