Ill Wind (Weather Warden, Book 1)
by Rachel Caine
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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Rrview Date 12/9/2009
"Joanne Baldwin is a weather warden, who can control the weather and keep it from being more chaotic and destructive than it already is. She is on the run, though, for she is accused of killing a senior warden, which she did, sort of: a thread of corruption runs through some of the most powerful wardens, one of which put a Demon Mark on her and then died. Her only hope now is to get a djinn from her old friend Lewis, who stole three of them^B from the council of the wardens many years ago. As she runs, she picks up a hitchhiker who knows things an ordinary person wouldn't, and who offers help. With djinns and other wardens, including those sent to arrest her, all giving her conflicting information, Joanne never quite knows whom to trust in this romantic escapist romp rife with danger, excitement, and even classic cars."
I enjoyed this book(but didn't love it) and plan on reading the rest of the series. There was a lot of info in the storyline about weather that was a bit overwhelming which is why I only gave it a three star rating. I'm hoping there will be more interaction of the characters in the next book as a lot of the groundwork is laid in this book. The characters were just that, characters in a book, they just never felt quite real to me. I'm all for the science as long as it doesn't take over the whole story which it was very close to doing in this book.I wasn't exactly disappointed but until I read a few more in this series, I'm not sure if I would recommend it as a great series. It did have rather a twist at the end that made me decide to give the series another shot.