Weather Warden 02: Heat Stroke

by Rachel Caine | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0451459849 Global Overview for this book
Registered by synergy of San Antonio, Texas USA on 1/6/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by synergy from San Antonio, Texas USA on Saturday, January 06, 2007
2006 Book #47 - Weather Warden 02: Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine

I went through book one of this series so quickly that I was ready to devour this one next. Now, before I go on and quote the back of the book, you might want to reconsider reading this. From the beginning the ending to book one is spoiled. So, you've been warned:
Accused of murder, Weather Warden Joanne 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 charges. Her human life was over, but she had been reborn into 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 who said being all-powerful was going to be easy?

Compared to the first book, this was not as fast-paced. The fact that Joanne got killed only to be reborn as an even stronger being, a Djinn, was annoying. At first I thought, oh no. She's going to be more cocky and annoying than she was in the first book! But then the plot advanced and my petty little heart was warmed because even though she had all this new power... she didn't know jack about how to use it! It was nice to see her brought down a few notches from cocky to more tolerable.

Unfortunately her not knowing how to do things and the politics of the new realm of beings she had to deal with was what slowed down the book. It was like having to sit through the parts of "Star Wars Episode 5" on Dagobah while Joanne is on her training wheels. And then of course things go to shit and she still doesn't know how to deal with everything. The good news was that at least in this book Caine doesn't let the story get away with just poof! rebirthing Joanne. Messing with life, death, magic, and Mother Nature has consequences. Then the reader gets to see Joanne stumble around trying to figure it out and try to fix it like a blind person who once had sight trying to get around a stranger's house. Eek.


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