Ill Wind

, by Kt Clapsadl


Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Weather Warden #1



 Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life...

Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast...




Joanne's character is fun and sassy. She loves "real" cars and isn't afraid to dress sexy and be proud of it. She has a kick butt and take names attitude, and has the power to back that attitude up.There were several times in the book where she could have just taken the easy way out. However, she chose not to because doing so would have put innocent people at risk. Any time it came to a choice between the safety of others and her own, she always put her own safety second. This is such an admirable trait to add to other great characteristics.

This book had a lot of "flashbacks" to previous events in Joanne's life. Usually I do not care for flashbacks to the past in books, because they usually make the story choppy and break up the flow. However, these flashbacks were really well done and only added to the story. They gave just the right amount of information and were led into and out of perfectly.

David's character, as well as his motives, were much of a mystery for most of the book. However, his heart seems to be in the right place and set on Joanne. The romance between them, while a little on the fast side was enjoyable. It played a major part of the book, but didn't become excessive and take over the plot. The two make a realistic pair, and I really enjoyed the interaction between them, especially Joanne's sassiness. I hate it when one person becomes so complacent that the other person's personality completely takes over, but that was definitely not the case in this book. Neither of them just jumped in head over heels for the other one. They both kept their stubbornness and didn't bend over backwards for the other, keeping themselves separate people.

This book was full of suspense and twists and turns. The ending completely surprised me and the future books will only be even better because of those events. This is definitely a must read, I cannot believe I didn't read this sooner! Pick it up now, you won't be disappointed.

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Ill Wind (Weather Warden, Book 1)

3 comments:

  1. I've read the first three in this series so far and have really enjoyed them. It is a series I definitely would like to get back to sometime soon :-)

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