Heat Stroke (Weather Warden #2)
Mistaken for a murderer, Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is hunted down and killed by her colleagues. Reborn as a Djinn, she senses something sinister entering earth's atmosphere-something that makes tomorrow's forecast look deadly.
Heat Stroke is the second installment in the Weather Wardens series by Rachel Caine. Joanne, once a powerful, yet impulsive Weather warden is now a Djinn. David turned her and now he's trying to teach her the ropes. Jo now must leave all things human behind(which she finds easier said than done) and learn how to be a djinn. What she doesn't realize is what Daivd had to go through to create her and now th...more
The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine is not like any other urban fantasy series. There are no werewolves. No vampires. This series focuses on a talented group of people known as the Weather Wardens. Their mission: to control the weather and ensure the least amount of damage to people and property. The Weather Wardens are assisted by powerful djinns (genies).
The world building in this series is well done. Rachel Caine has the ability to describe almost every particle a...more
What's the short and skinny of it? Official summary: "Mistaken for a murderer, Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is hunted down and kille...more
I absolutely love the cool factor of both Joanne and her powers, either as a Djinn or Weather warden. This book contains descriptions of meteorology that border on being too scientific, but wow they just blow my mind! Not to mention the descriptions of how Djinn draw their power. The...more
The protagonist, Joanne is cool...kicks butt even when wearing lime-green Manolos. Caine writes snappy dialogue and her takes on paranormal weather control and djinn
(yes the kind that have to stay in bottles until their masters call them) make sense.
And David. Swoon. Drool. What a hottie. I do enjoy a bit of the Adults-Only, but this is one of the few books that keeps me going, even at strictly PG-13 level. It's just a damn good story, and there's nothing...more
She and Dave are driving - toward danger of course, and she realizes she doesn't ne...more
Heat Stroke has the same strengths as that book did, but unfortunately it also tosses in some highly off-putting weaknesses that the first book didn't have.
First, let me talk about the good stuff: The voice is still engaging, lively, and funny. Too often, Urban Fantasy that is written in first person is an exerc...more
Joanne has become a djinn in order to escape death. She needs to learn the ropes and avoid becoming "claimed" by a human. But when chaos hit's Earth's atmosphere, she's forced to put her lack of djinn knowledge aside and stop catastrophe from tearing the world apart. Only things don't go in her favor. At all.
She's stubborn, doesn't take any crap off of anyone and refuses to give up. I like her character, as not man...more
I was lucky enough to find five of the six books in the Value Paperbacks stack in the pile where I work, and thus picked up number one and two to "give them a go" (the remainder are 4,5 and 6, so I shall need to use other means to obtain #3, alas). And now I've started, I'm finding it impossible to stop. These books are like an adrenalin rush - there's hardly room to breathe, let alone for the characters to chill out (I imagine they do that betw...more
But this new life isn't even as stable as that unstable foundation - she has a pretty short time limit to learn how to do - well, everything - or she's going to be cut off from what keeps her alive (and it might just cost more than her own life in t...more
This series (all both books of it that I've read) is... only just OK. I read the first one, and I was like, 'Meh'. I listened to this one on audiobook, and even though the narrator was AWESOME, I was *still* like, 'That was meh'.
I don't know what it is. I guess I like trudging through it because it's such an odd bit of fantasy and supernatural that it's almost like a breath of fresh air. I mean, thus far, there hasn't been a single vampire or werewolf, so for that much...more
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. It was entertaining and I sped through it pretty quickly, but I can't say that I loved it. The issue is that I like the characters so much, that when bad things happen to them, I get irrationally angry.
"Heat Stroke," picks up almost immediately after the events in "Ill Wind." Joanne is now Djinn, having been brought back to life by her Djinn lover David. Unfortunately, life isn't perfect for Joanne and David. To bring her back, David broke a lot o...more
The back of the book says "[Joanne's] 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, Joa...more
But things aren’t so simple – David has hurt himself creating Joanne and he is bleeding power into her. And there’s a whole hierarchy of djinn, including a virtual god who is very not happy with this – and has an ultimatum. E...more
Plot : Four Stars
Jo is now a Djinn. Cool eh? Well, trust me, whatever you're thinking, this is way cooler. With the benefit of hindsight I can see that this book is almost a build up to the awe-inspiring book to come. It lays out,...more
I feel like this series has incredible potential, but just hasn't... dug down and grabbed it yet. Things feel oddly chaotic and unrooted. It just feels off.
In addition, there are a couple things that just continue to agitate me. Lewis, like the rest of the series as a whole, feels like he just can't get it together. It is weird and undermining for someone this badass to be... almost meek....more
I'm very interested to see how the author deals with the fact that she got Joanne and David together right away in book one over the course of a long series, I think...more
I really love the concept of the Weather Wardens, and we see more of what they can and cannot do. I also...more
For some reason she is still linked to David and draining his power so she must learn to harness power on her own. Meanwhile something strange is going on in the ethereal plane and it has David scared.
Joanne is then assigned to learn with Patr...more
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“I’m twenty-eight . . .”
He rejected that one out of hand. “Something personal. Something . . . interior. Tell me something you love.”
I thought about it for a long few seconds, then said, “Ralph Lauren’s summer line this year. Not the spring collection, which was way too pastel, and the winter was really crappy, all bland browns and grays. But he’s got some good fabrics this summer, kind of a hot tangerine matched with dull red. Only he skirts, though. Hiscapri pants are for shit. Pockets? Who wants pockets on capri pants? What woman in her right mind puts extra fabric on her hips?”
There was a long and ringing silence. Patrick’s eyes were wide and rather frightened.
He finally cleared
his throat and said, “Anything else apart from fashion?”
“What do you want me to say? Puppies? Fluffy kittens? Babies?”
“Let’s try something simple. Your favorite food.”
I rolled my eyes. “Chocolate.” Duh .”
I sighed. “You’re kidding me. This is coasting. This is little old lady speed.”
“NASCAR drivers would have heart attacks. Slow down before we get a ticket.”