Jul 27, 2009

Review--Cape Storm


Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was supposed to be enjoying a romantic honeymoon with her new husband, the Djinn David--not running from a malevolent hurricane bent on destroying her. Joined by an army of fellow Wardens and Djinn on board a hijacked luxury liner, Joanne has lured the storm into furious pursuit. Only one problem: Even their combined magic may not be enough to stop it.

Now Joanne's being drawn into uncharted dark territory, both at sea and in a battle for her own soul...and if she doesn't change course, her fellow Wardens--and even David's Djinn--won't have any choice but to blow her away...

**Some Spoilers from previous Weather Warden novels!**

This is the next to last book in the Weather Warden series. Yes, sadly there won't be much more of Joanne and David to see. Well after all the chaos they went through, from books 1-8, they do deserve a little R&R. Poor Joanne, there is always chaos in her everyday life as a Warden and being in loved, now married to one of the most powerful Djinn around. Reading about her life being in utter chaos and turmoil makes me feel real sympathy for her. She and David never seem to get a moment of peace, I mean they get a moment, but then it's back to the chaos at hand.

Joanne is out to save the world again, this time from an old enemy that we saw at the end of Gale Force. He has left a more permanent black mark on her this time, Joanne can feel him in her, an evil presence that will not go away no matter what she does. As the back of the book describes, Joanne is becoming too powerful a source, powered by evil and her comrades at arms may actually have to stop her--permanently.

What a way to spend your honeymoon, huh? Caine's writing really grabs at you and drags you into her world, a world that is completely like ours, just with a few different and interesting people...and Djinn--really hot Djinn! Told from Joanne's p.o.v., we see the world through her eyes and we can really connect with Jo. She feels like a real person that you would meet walking down the streets or something. Her friend Cher, is true as well. At first glance you would find her shallow, but she is the complete opposite. She is a good friend that just makes you want to smile.

The plot is fast moving and has its lol moments. Or as I like to say col--chuckle out loud--laughing comes off really loud for me, so I tend to chuckle or smile when I read something funny. Usually because I am in a public place half the time!

The ending was yet again cliffhanger worthy. Once things are settled from the the plot, there is more to be dealt with just as we've seen with the past Weather Warden novels. Although, this ending was definitely one of the more interesting ones. Except for the end of Firestorm--that ending was just epic--to me. I so didn't see that coming and the events of Thin Air left me dying because of it. But that's another book entirely!

If you wish to know more about the Weather Warden series from the beginning see my Weather Wardens post from February 7th 2009: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2009/02/weather-wardens.html

Or go to Rachel's website: http://www.rachelcaine.com/books/pages/Weather_Warden.html

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