Posts Tagged ‘Urban Fantasy’

Gale Force

Just Finished Gale Force and I swear, Rachel Caine is becoming the queen of crapy cliffhangers. (i still love her though)

At the end of Firestorm, Joanne found herself with the Earth Oracle (in all places, Sedona, even she said it was funny) After Ashan kills her daughter (Imara) and Something Big happens, it wasn’t the best of an ending, but the book was good and i would read it again, actually i suggest everyone read the series.

Then In Thin Air, Joanne has no memories because of the Something Big that Ashan did in Firestorm. She finds herself face to face with a Demon who has all of her memories because of Ashan (who is now human) After running, fighting and doing all the other Joanne-y things (shopping, fast cars, sexy Djinn, evil sister, murdering in-law) She manages to get David back on her side and fights the Demon. The end is almost a cliffhanger, but not quite (oh and Ashan is Djinn again, taking the Old Djinn with him and leaving the New Djinn to David). We know that the Ma’at, the New and Old Djinn and the Wardens get together to work some major Mojo, they do, but we don’t get to read about it.

Later in Gale Force, the story picks up again really fast and in that awesome Caine style. Jo has to deal with the reporters and a new Demon? (she never really says what Bad Bob became, just hinted at Demon) and the New Djinn, recently free, end up victims to the Rule of Three. Joanne’s status is clearly, not human anymore, but Something Else (no idea what. half Demon-half Djinn maybe?)

David (Conduit of the New Djinn to Mother Earth) and Joanne (super human something) are going to get married. Everything goes to hell (almost literally) when the Sentinels (badly named new anti-Djinn group) attack Joanne. She once again saves the day. Not before she gets one Djinn killed, Rahel and David imprisoned and reactivated the Rule of Three problem. And then is turns out that Bad Bob isn’t dead. At the end of the novel, Joanne wins but Bob escapes and Joanne, David, Lewis and Kevin(along with Cherise) plan to follow Bob into the Cradle of Storms (Bermuda Triangle). 

And then its over, seriously, we have to wait until Weather Warden book eight to find out what happens. And even though I’m starting not to like the endings of the books, i am more and more in love with the story. The next book, (whose title I can’t wait for) promises to kick even more ass than the ones before!!


Thin Air

I’ve just finished reading Thin Air by Rachel Caine. 

My reactions and feelings are mixed. On one hand, the book was great, and the ending was good, as compared to what happened at the end of the last novel. On the other hand, i think she cut it prematurely, she could have told us more about the ritual between the Djinn, Wardens and Ma’at. I guess I understand where she’s coming from, but still, its like she was taking a bit away from us.