Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Windfall by Rachel Caine

Joanne Baldwin has had a bumpy life's journey since she became a Weather Warden. So it's no suprise Jo decides to leave the Wardens for good to salvage the few pieces of her life left remaining. Unfortunately, life has other plans for Jo...Her sister Sarah shows up, freshly divorced, without a penny to her name. David, her Djinn boyfriend is having problems of his own and seems to be draining the life right out of Jo. Also, a police officer shows up and starts to tailing Jo in attempt to find out what happened to his partner who is mysteriously missing. On top of her personal problems, the truce between the Wardens and the Djinn begins to dissolve. Joanne finds herself forced to choose between saving her Djinn lover, saving her Warden abilities and saving humanity.

This is probably the best book in the series that I have read so far. I love the introduction of all the different characters. It's nice to get to know Jo as a person, rather than just a Weather Warden. What is probably the best feature of this book is Caine's writing. It is much more polished and reads more smoothly than the first three books in the series. Caine previously wrote several other books under pseudo-names before beginning The Weather Warden series (which are still some of her earlier writings), but she admits herself, that it took time to really hone her writing skills. I was completely gripped to the story, like I was in Caine's Morganville Vampire series. I am definitely hooked now and can not wait to devour the rest of the series!

Cover Art Commentary:
Gorgeous. I love that this book does not have the basic white background that the first three books have. The color gives the cover depth and character. As always, the picture is of a pivotal scene in the story! :)

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this series! all of them are awesome and I wish people talked more about them!

    Great review! Im so happy you are loving them!

    I can't wait for "total eclipse" =)))

  2. @Larissa
    Thanks. :) I agree, it really is a great series. I adore Caine's writing. I am sad to hear she is ending the series.

  3. One day I will read Ill Wind..for real!

    Nice review:)

  4. @Mandi
    Thank you. :) It really is a great series! :)

  5. Great review. I love books where the characters devoloping, grow and also that you get to know them better.

    I agree with you on the cover, very nice.

  6. This is one I want to read this year. I've heard only good things. :)

  7. @Nina
    Thanks. I really enjoyed reading this one.

    Yay! I just love Caine's writing! :)