Gale Force (Weather Warden, #7)
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Gale Force (Weather Warden #7)

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Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is on vacation when her Djinn lover, David, asks Joanne to marry him. She's thrilled to say yes, even if some others may be less than happy about it.
Unfortunately, Joanne's pre-marital bliss is ended by a devastating earthquake in Florida. And she can't ask David and his kind for assistance. Because the cause of the quake is unlike anything J...more
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Published August 5th 2008 by Roc
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Felicia
Aug 09, 2008 Felicia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Fans
I love love love this series. This book had a lame storyline about the media (read it and you'll know what I'm talking about ) but I just can't get enough of these characters and this world. The writing is so good, the main character so believable and interesting, even the cheesier romance parts are fun to bite into. I <3 it!
Susana
2,5 stars

I hadn't read a Weather Warden book in a while now. I went to verificate that, and it turns out that i read Thin Air in the distant month of September 2012.

And back then i remember loving it( my reviews say so..)...so i guess i should have read this series in one sitting...
..because, now, i really had a hard time caring for what the character had to went through in this story.
And it always ends with a cliffhanger of some sort, doesn't?? Arghhh....


Trying to contain the rant...*deep brea...more
Gail
This story was pretty good, until the end. I really dislike the hopeless endings Caine puts on these stories every now and again. This was one of them. In this story, the demon that put the mark on Joanne, the heroine, in a very early book, comes back and causes trouble for everybody. The djinn are quarreling amongst themselves. Joanne's love David has a new job that puts barriers up between them. And then everything goes straight to patooey. Stuff can get really bad in the middle of the book, b...more
Kathryn
Oh, you poor souls who picked up Ill Wind and have read each book as it was released.
My favorites of urban fantasy: The Hallows, Sookie, Mercy, and now Weather Warden. Am I embarassed to say that I am seeing a big trend? Hell no! So all of the women are bitchy and the men run the gambit because there are just too many wonderful men to choose from:) Ahhh, who will win. Adam, Eric, David...David wins. Oh alright, a tie between Eric and David.
This is the perfect series for me. Tons of action, swe...more
Li
Apr 30, 2011 Li rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Li by: Deciding whether to finish the Weather Wardens series
I really liked the Weather Wardens series way back when, but stopped reading because of the [insert adjective of choice here] cliffhanger endings, which I completely detest. Now that Rachel Caine's finished writing the series though, I decided to borrow GALE FORCE from the library and see whether I wanted to continue reading the books.

GALE FORCE was a quick read, but nothing out of the ordinary IMO. I like how Joanne and David's strong relationship was portrayed, but the story-telling itself was...more
HeyT
In all honesty I don't know why I'm still reading these except that I'm hoping eventually there will be a conclusion satisfactory or not. Yet another episode of characters acting crazy and other soapy twists and turns. I'm finding it harder to accept some of David's decisions and motivations. Also, the way the magic works in this world seems like it is constantly changing and that the core rules we were given at the beginning have been drastically changed to suit the need of the story. There's m...more
Wesley
This was so-so for me. I mean no questions asked you need to have the next book ready after this one. There wasn’t much closure so-to-speak, the entire thing just felt thin. Sort of reapting in a completion villain sort of way with new names for the bad guys.

If you are this far in, you’ve gotten enough enjoyment out of the series that one cannot really complain about this portion of it. I’m not either; it was enjoyable, just severely predictable (for me, maybe not you). I like being surprised o...more
Karen
There have been so many ups and downs in Joanne's life, so many that I don't know how one person can survive them all. And this book had some wonderfully happy moments, but there was also a lot of pain. And Joanne and David are in a situation now that looks like there might not be a way out or a happy ending. Definitely a series to keep me on the edge of my seat.
Lunasea
Rachel Caine's books have one problem with them, whether they are Weather Warden or Morganville Vampire. When I buy books, I enter into a contract with the author. They get my money and time, and I get a complete story with a beginning, middle and end. Very few of Rachel's books have actual endings. Cape Storm isn't out until August. I need that book NOW!
Aparna
Definitely my least favorite so far. Joanne is impulsive and incredibly reckless, and yet other people continue to defer to her opinion. Almost all of her solutions end up in death or massive destruction of property.

Only two more left to go, and I'll likely finish them off out of sheer curiosity to see if Caine can bring the quality back up.
Liz
Another exciting installment in the Weather Warden series. Joanne is her usual bad ass, butt kicking self. Saving the world and preserving the balance of all things on Earth. The best part? She does it all while planning her wedding to her hot, sexy Djinn boyfriend David! I'm already looking forward to book 8!
Hanna
I enjoyed this book a lot, as I do all of hers. I was a little annoyed with the ending, it seemed a bit rushed and then just ended in the middle of things. Which is typical of Rachel but still seemed a bit sudden.
BizarreLibrary
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Krys

It took me a few days to read through Gale Force. I blame an abominable head cold more than the book. It was really good, too good to not read during the dizzies. I had to peck away at it...very...slowly.

Rachel Caine has created a series rich in mythos and varying at every turn. That's one of the things that is so bloody brilliant about the Weather Warden books - that ever single one of them is very different. In Gale Force Joanne and David have made the ultimate commitment to one another - they...more
Paris
Holy moly some crazy crap happened in this book. I love that the books in this series continue to be amazing and surprising. Although the beginning was not as action packed as the middle and the end, it was still amazing. I enjoyed getting to see David and Jo together since they hadn’t been able to spend much time together in the previous books.

Again there were some major surprises in this book. One of which I had a feeling about, but then I was so distracted by another major surprise that I co...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
ARGhh got half of my review written and hit the wrong key! All gone :(
So what was I saying?
Oh, its been almost 12 months since I finished Thin Air but finally my library got Gale Force and Cape Storm and I have begged them to put Total Eclipse on order.
The talents of the Weather Wardens and the Djinn are something different and lead into interesting situations with a neat balance of action and emotion. The world and the charcters evolve over the series and flow from one book to the next.
I apprec...more
Jessica Johnson
What a ride!!!
So I HAD to finish this book right away. I could NOT put it down. I finished it at 1:00 am.
I have to say this is my favorite one in the series (so far ;)). I can't wait to read the next one...
Joanne is such a lovable character. I want to be her. She is so bad ass. This book actually made my heart smile, made it break, and made it sigh in pleasure. This was sucha an emotional roller coaster and I loved every minute of it.
I'm also a HUGE Lewis fan. I can't get enough of him. David i...more
Nisareen
Spoiler Alert! Throughout the series we’ve seen Joanne infected with a Demon Mark, die only to be reborn as a Djinn, lose her Djinnhood and revert to her human self, survive the Warden/Djinn War and give birth to a half Djinn half human daughter, survive the subsequent Djinn Civil War, only to lose her memory. In Gale Force, the seventh installment of the Weather Warden series Joanne is on a well earned vacation with David. When David proposes, a delighted Joanne accepts. Unfortunately their eng...more
Kt
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Amanda
GALE FORCE is an absolutely readalicious delight! Everything about the WEATHER WARDEN series is phenomenal, but GALE FORCE, so far, is my favorite. Joanne kicks major butt in this installment, while at the same time trying to figure out how to make a possible marriage work between herself and David. There was so much action, drama and romance packed into this story, I was completely captivated from beginning to end. Joanne is one of my all time favorite characters from any series and I was so ha...more
Kim
I am not a writer but I can assume the skill to create characters and write about them one book at a time must be difficult. When reading Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series you can't help but want them to get better with each reading. The characters are great therefore the story should follow suit. I wish I could say that is what is happening with this series. What is really happening is the same story over and over again and with the first six books it was acceptable. With having put so much...more
Tara Day
I think the whole back cover was pretty much laid out in the entire prologue. So it was interesting to see the rest of the story unfold completely.

Kevin? Eighteen? Has it seriously been that long? I recalled that Windfall had been like six months or something after the events of Chill Factor. But I didn't realize it had been three years! Still, good to know he's still an ass. Time may change but people rarely do.

David's such a sexy perv. I love him and his dirty mind. Djinn are all about fire an...more
Sarah
Gale Force is book 7 in the Weather Warden series and I would strongly recommend reading the series in order. I think if you tried to read this as a stand alone book you'd probably be missing too much of the back story to get the full enjoyment from the book. I'm really enjoying this series though so I'd definitely recommend checking it out starting with Ill Wind.

The story starts with Jo on a well deserved vacation - not that she actually wants to be there, she'd much rather be getting stuck int...more
Jolie
I just finished the 7th book in the Weather Warden series with mixed feelings. I still love Joanne and David and Lewis (sadly, not enough of Lewis this time...) and their whole crazy world, but I'm starting to feel antsy about the future of this series. I really don't want to start hating it, and I'm afraid I will if it doesn't wrap up soon. The formula is beginning to chafe, just a little; my willing suspense of disbelief rubbing up a bit too much against the doubt in the back of my mind that s...more
Angelic Zaizai

Awalnya udah seru, secara David ngelamar Jo.
Pernikahan antara Djinn dan manusia [meskipun yang pernah jadi Djinn:] bukan hal sederhana.
Banyak yang ga setuju - well, paling tidak sih New Djinn setuju aja sama David - tapi Old Djinn dan para Warden ternyata ga terlalu suka.

Kemudian muncul The Sentinel, sebuah grup yang benci sama Djinn dan berniat memusnahkan spesies itu. Celakanya, dari cara kerjanya The Sentinel itu terdiri dari warden juga, entah masih aktif atau yang mundur diam-diam.

Jo termas...more
Robin
This is Rachel Caine's seventh book in the Weather Warden series.

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is on vacation when her Djinn lover, David, asks Joanne to marry him. She's thrilled to say yes, even if some others may be less than happy about it.

Unfortunately, Joanne's pre-marital bliss is ended by a devastating earthquake in Florida. And she can't ask David and his kind for assistance. Because the cause of the quake is unlike anything Joanne has ever encountered - and a power even the Djinn canno...more
Julie-anne
Jo and David's upcoming nuptials are put to the test when an earthquake ruins the first bridal shop that Jo attends. An earthquake caused by something unknown to the wardens and unseen by the Djinn, a fact that the Djinn can't believe so they think the Wardens are suffering a mass hallucination. Turns out there's a new bad in town, a group called The Sentinels, they don't like the Djinn and they really don't like Jo since she's going to marry one. Jo fights for her life as the Wardens fight to s...more
Jacey
I’ve been reading the Weather Warden books for a few years now and each time I think heroine Joanne Baldwin is about to come to the end of her trouble Ms Caine drops her in it again. In fact – it’s becoming a tad predictable. That doesn’t mean to say that this isn’t an enjoyable read. Plot happens. Lots of plot. I tuned pages fast and read this in one sitting. It fairly romps along at a great pace with a fair amount of slick dialogue which occasionally veers a bit towards the chick-lit end of th...more
Seth
A nice step back up for the series after a so-so wrap-up of the last metaplot. The new story here is around how the four groups, the Wardens, their new-school counterparts the Ma'at, the djinn, and the new-school djinn led by protagonist Joanne's lover David, handle a new world-spanning threat, this time one that is completely invisible to djinn and targetted directly at Joanne and David first.

With the djinn unconvinced that the threat is real, and unable to help much even if they do believe in...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Joanne Baldwin is on a vacation and is thrilled when her Djinn lover, David, asks for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately, her happiness is short lived. While organizing for her wedding, an earthquake erupts in Florida and is caused by a mysterious black shard. David cannot help her because he still has his own war to battle between new Djinn and old. Meanwhile, the media is trying to hunt her down so Joanne can explain what the Weather Wardens are and how they do the things they do, exposing We...more
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“His eyes ignited into a color found only in the heart of the sun. ‘‘Yes?’’
‘‘Yes, already. I’ll marry you. Yes. Hell, yes. What am I, stupid?”
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