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Undone

(Outcast Season #1)

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Once she was a powerful Djinn. Then Cassiel defied her ruler, Ashan, who tore her very essence away and reshaped her in human flesh as punishment. Forced to live among mortals, Cassiel has found refuge among the Weather Wardens--whose power she must tap into regularly, or she will die.

Cassiel earns her keep by assisting the Earth Warden Manny Rocha on his missions--which s
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Paperback, 305 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Roc (first published December 17th 2008)
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Undone is book one in the Outcast Season series by Rachel Caine.

What pulled me towards this book is that it features Djinn. You don’t find many books written with Djinn in them, so I was intrigued.

I didn’t know when going into Undone that it is part of another series/universe. As I was reading I noticed some of the characters have connections and are developed, so it made me think that this is a spin-off. After reading I did some digging and I think that this series is part of the Weather Wardo
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Felicia
Dec 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love Rachel Caine. I love her characters so much that I felt kinda reluctant to start reading this book because I didn't want to jump from the POV of her amazing characters Joanna and David from the Weather Warden books.
This new series is based is the same world, there's even character crossover. I had a bit of a hard time getting started (the main character is standoffish) but the book hooked me in, and by the exciting ending I was definitely all the way with this book. Can't wait to see the
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pstreads
*57%*

OH THE PROSE, THE PROSE!!!

Yesyesyesss, I do love the big events and the world building etc etc. But come on, who wants to read books with the most yawn-y proses ever right?! But no!!! THIS ROCKS. I LOVE YOU, CAINE.
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
Originally published on my blog: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy....

The Good
O. M. G. I was genuinely surprised by Undone. I did not expect to love this book as much as I loved Caine's Weather Warden series. But I truly did. It was everything one comes to expect from Caine and her beautifully descriptive writing.

Now that Cassiel has been struck from the Djinn race and turned into a kinda, sorta human, she has been having trouble assimilating to human living and emotions. And her assimilatio
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
WOW, talk about the mother lode of cliffhangers! Rachel Caine has done it again with the spin-off of the Weather Warden series, and what an amazing debut it is.

Undone follows Cassiel, a Djinn that has been cast out of the Old Djinn by her boss Ashan. We don’t know why or what she’s done to deserve this. She’s left in the hands of Manny Rocha, an Earth Warden who teaches her the ropes and feeds her power to keep her going. Cassiel learns about being a human and finds herself growing close to Mann
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Torzilla
Mar 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
If you haven't read Caine's Weather Warden series yet, I strongly suggest you stop where you are and pick up those books first. Or at least, read the first one, okay? I'm telling you this now, because while you can read Undone without too much prior knowledge of the Weather Warden universe, you're not gonna know who the hell all these other characters are that are introduced in the beginning. You're also going to read about lots of allusions to past events in the other series and be like huh? An ...more
Natasha
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
FROM THE BOOK COVER:
Once she was a powerful Djinn. Then Cassiel defied her ruler, Ashan, who tore her very essence away and reshaped her in human flesh as punishment. Forced to live among mortals, Cassiel has found refuge among the Weather Wardens—whose power she must tap into regularly, or she will die.

Cassiel earns her keep by assisting the Earth Warden Manny Rocha on his missions—which she finds much easier than coping with the emotions and frailties of her human conditions especially her gro
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Mitabird
Mar 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Weather Warden fans
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Re-read: 6/7/15 - 4 stars

Originally read 3/30/2009 - 5 stars

Undone was fantastic. Ms. Caine does an excellent job in drawing this reader into a great spin-off to the Weather Warden series. It's about a former Djinn named Cassiel. She was banished to a human body for disobeying her leader. The course of the story follows Cassiel as she learns to deal with her human limitations and the world that the Wardens live in. It was suspenseful from the very beginning. It was action-packed, funny and, at
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Lauren Stoolfire
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was great series opener and spinoff. I need to catch up on the Weather Warden series asap.
Sarah
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Cassiel is one of the Old Djinn, the more powerful Djinn who came before humans walked the earth. She was one of the most powerful but when she refused to follow Ashan's orders he cast her away. Stripped of her powers and trapped in human form Cassiel is forced to go to the Weather Wardens for help. She needs to access their power regularly to sustain herself or she will die. She is partnered with Earth Warden Manny and finds it easier to help him with his missions than she does to deal with her ...more
Valerie
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Whenever I want a comfort read, I turn to the Weather Warden universe. This is the first in Outcast Season, a spin-off featuring different characters. Cassiel is a powerful djinn cast out and forced to live as a human, relying on the Weather Wardens for energy and sustenance. Her POV made this tough to get into at first -- she's cold, standoffish, and pretty ruthless when she's pissed off. It's testament to Rachel Caine's characterization that she can write a spin-off with a completely different ...more
Heather Victoria
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-series
WARNING.. If you have not read the Weather Warden Series then I suggest you read those first.. if not you will be confused. Having said that , this book was great!! If u have read the WW series and loved them then I think you will also love this!! It has cameos of ww characters, Joanne, David, Lewis, and alot of the new and old Djinn!
In my opinion these books are way under rated!!!
Debrac2014
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Cass was a djinn but was turned human when she wouldn't obey her leader. She's dependent on the Weather Wardens for energy to stay alive. While I enjoyed the story,it's too serious! I have no interest in continuing the series. ...more
Kogiopsis
While this spinoff series didn't draw me in the way that Ill Wind did, it's still a solid entry in a solid universe. Caine gives us another magically empowered heroine with a love for fast machines - motorcycles, here, instead of classic cars - and an equally magically powerful love interest. Cassiel's debut happens at a slower speed than Joanne's did, but it works, because the focus here is on character development.

A few of the particular highlights:
- Manny Rocha and his family, and especially
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Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
Originally posted at: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy....

The Good
O. M. G. I was genuinely surprised by Undone. I did not expect to love this book as much as I loved Caine's Weather Warden series. But I truly did. It was everything one comes to expect from Caine and her beautifully descriptive writing.

Now that Cassiel has been struck from the Djinn race and turned into a kinda, sorta human, she has been having trouble assimilating to human living and emotions. And her assimilation process i
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Liz
Mar 30, 2009 rated it liked it
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Gulliblei
This is the second book I've picked up by Rachel Caine, the first being Ill Winds which I was thoroughly disappointed in. With that said, I had some pretty low expectations for this book and even so I was still disappointed when I reached the end of the book.

Had I not read Ill Winds from Caine's Weather Warden series I probably would've felt really lost during this book as there weren't as many explanations for Cassiel's world.

It's very odd that this book turned out the way it did because it h
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Josie
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
'Undone' is the first in the series of Rachel Caine's 'Outcast Season', a spin-off of the Weather Wardens. I strongly recommend reading them in publication order before reading this one, so that would entail reading the first seven WW. I think the book would make more sense, you'd have a better idea of the world and it wouldn't give any spoilers away when you come to read the WW (I think the twists in the series is one of its best traits).

Okay, so Cassiel is a Djinn who has been cast out by the
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Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
This was a neat start to the spinoff series! I thought Ms. Caine did a great job with Cassiel's thoughts and emotions as the character made the difficult transition from Djinn to Human. Loved that we got a glimpse of David and Jo, too.

The story moved quickly, easily keeping my attention. I was surprised at how fast I grew attached to Manny and his family. (view spoiler) Luis is a bit mysterious, but I'm sure we will lea
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Lady Allison
Cassiel is a Djinn who is ripped from her powers and thrown to Earth as punishment for refusing a request from the one who rules her. She has always held disdain for humans and now not only does she find herself in a human form, but at the mercy of them as well because she cannot keep her form alive without siphoning powers from the Wardens. She agrees to work with an Earth Warden, Manny Rocha in New Mexico as his partner.

I absolutely loved reading about her transformation from a being who was
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Paris
I really liked this book. I think it's a great departure from the Weather Warden series, yet had many of the elements that I loved about that series. I am so happy that there were cameos from some of the characters we know and love from WW (view spoiler)

I think Cassiel is fabulous. She's very different from Joanne, but I think that's exactly why she works. We really got an idea of what th
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Joy
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This parallels the last two books of the Weather Warden series. I've read all four books but will just post an overall review here. It contains the same constant danger and disaster elements as the Weather Warden with the interesting touch of a Djinn being made to suffer mortality. It also touches on some of the same characters. My biggest complaint is the over use of the guilt ploy. It's common manipulation of emotion used in Soap Operas and over use just makes it cheezy. It's a lazy way to eng ...more
Wendy
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-z-challenge
I have had this book on my shelf for a quite some time and I am not really sure why I didn't read it before now. I loved the Weather Warden series and loved this spin off series just as much! Cassie was a djinn who has been stripped of her powers and now has to live as a human. The process of her learning to be human is funny and interesting at times, especially since she hated humans before she became one. The plot was interesting and the pace was fast. I liked the relationship that is developi ...more
Suzanne
I have never read a Weather Warden book and I didn't know this was the first spin-off book. I really enjoyed it even though I felt like I was behind trying to figure out the rules of the world. I'll have to start the main series before I read the next one. The main character was very cold and distant and it took me a long time to get used to her, but I enjoyed the story very much!

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Angela
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Undone is book one in the Outcast Season Series by Rachel Caine. This is my first introduction to Rachel Caine and I really enjoyed it. I'm still having a hard time grasping the world of Djinn - although that may be because this is a spin off from the weather warden series. I will definitely read this series, but I think I'll hold off until I read the weather warden. ...more
Hanna Sandvig
Feb 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Been too long since I read a book in one sitting. This was fantastic, maybe my favourite of her books so far. I'm being killed by the cliffhanger endings though, now I have to wait for two Rachel Caine books to come out... ...more
Eric
2.5 stars

Just interesting enough to keep me reading. There are a lot of holes in the plot (IMO). Characters are interesting but little or no chemistry between them. This book had a lot of untapped potential. I was left unsatisfied when I got to the end.
Nisha
Jan 30, 2010 marked it as to-read
How and why do I add random books that I never think about until nearly a year and a half later?
Jon
Feb 01, 2021 added it
I hadn't previously read any of Rachel Caine's books, so I saw this was the first book in a new series, Outcast Season, and thought it would be a good place to start. Somewhat unfortunately, this series is tightly intertwined with her Weather Warden series, so I had to interpolate a bit in the mystery areas, and managed to get by without understanding any of the history.

Undone is the story of a djinn, Cassiel, who has disobeyed one of the djinn chieftains and is exiled to Earth in the body of a
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Karen Ford
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel takes place in the same world as the author's Weather Wardens series, with characters from those books making an appearance in this book. Cassiel is a Djinn who is punished for insubordination (the reason is made clear later in the book) and her sentence is to live out life as a human.

However, Cassiel isn't a normal human, having powers that put her on a par with the Wardens but she needs infusions of energy from a Warden to maintain them. She is assigned to work with Manny, a Warden
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