Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine

Book Summery:
The good news is that Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin has saved the world. The bad news: It doesn't really matter. A substance is poisoning the earth, destroying the very magic that keeps the planet alive. Joanne and David have already lost their powers and the destabilization runs even deeper, shattering the delicate balance that we all take for granted. With signs of chaos everywhere, our harried weather warden must search for new remedies to an unprecedented world crisis. -goodreads.com

Book Review:
A fitting end to a fabulous series! Caine does not disappoint in this final installment of the ever-beloved Weather Warden series. I loved this series from page one of Ill Wind, and it was with a heavy heart that I turned the last page of Total Eclipse. I have been on many a road trips with Jo. I've been along side her as she battles against the impossible, as she fights the good fight and sacrifices much of herself because it is the right thing to do. I've felt the weight of humanity on her shoulders, had her heart broken and found a lasting love. No, it was not an easy task for me to finish this series. I believe this why I put off reading Total Eclipse for so long, despite the fact that I bought it almost immediately upon its release.

Everything comes full circle in Total Eclipse and the bigger picture is filled in. I could not asked for a better ending. The most interesting and ingenious concept was the use of mother earth as the villain. Let me just say that should she ever decide to end humanity, we do not have a fighting chance. If you haven't read the series, I highly encourage you to do so. The characters are imaginative, flawed, and emotionally realistic. The idea of using djinn and the four elements was refreshing, original, and a total success. I have yet to read anything like the Weather Warden series, and therein lies its charm. I absolutely love Caine's writing and look forward to reading her newest series, a Weather Warden spin-off, The Outcast Season, as well as her upcoming series, The Revivalist. Also, if you haven't read her YA series, The Morganville Vampires, you should do so. Immediately. For more information, check out Caine's website here. Also, if you're interesting in reading more about the series, you can read my spoiler-free reviews here.

Favorite Quote:
"I was fantasizing about a peaceful afternoon and a hot bath the way perverts fantasize about porn. Hell, maybe I'd throw in some shopping. I'd always loved the clothing stores in the big casinos. Nothing like hitting Couture when you're depressed, and if you're going to certain death, why not go out wearing Valentino or Prada?" (p.234)

Cover Art Commentary:
Not my favorite cover in the series, but the use of red has a lot of meaning in this book. Once again, Jo is on the cover looking as fierce and beautiful as ever!

Overall Rating:


  1. Woah, I'd never even heard of this series! Don't you love it when authors have great-endings?

  2. I won the first book from your giveaway and I really loved it! I added the rest of the series to my reading list but I haven't gotten around to them yet. Glad to know you liked the ending! (I just skimmed your review cause I don't want to know too much, but I saw that it was positive.)

    Thanks for getting me started on these, good to know I have a lot to look forward to. :)

  3. Actually I haven't read any of her books but both her series sound good and I do want to read them in the future.