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(Outcast Season #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,299 ratings  ·  126 reviews
After Cassiel and Warden Luis Rocha rescue an adept child from a maniacal Djinn, they realize two things: the girl is already manifesting an incredible amount of power, and her kidnapping was not an isolated incident.

This Djinn—aided by her devoted followers—is capturing children all over the world, and indoctrinating them so she can use their strength for herself. With no
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Roc
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*Originally read 1/29/11 - 1/30/11*

4.5 Stars

I just finished this book and *sigh* I am even more in love with this series than ever. I’m really glad that Rachel Caine decided to do a spinoff of her Weather Warden series. I enjoyed that series a lot, but this series has quickly surpassed it and become my favorite.

I know a few people who had a problem with Joanne’s personality and the constant rotation of big bads in such a short timeframe in the Weather Warden series. If you’re one of them, you
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, urban-fantasy
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I’ve never read a series that depicts Djinn (ie. genies) as well as the Weather Warden series (and Outcast Season) does. No, they’re not blue genies that come out of a bottle but they have super wicked powers and a whole world of their own.

While the Weather Warden series was from a warden’s perspective (who actually happened to be a Djinn early on, although briefly), The Outcast Season is perfect from us seeing things
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Outcast Season is a spin-off series of Caine's Weather Warden books. The number of readers is so far limited and I hope that changes as I want Caine to write adult urban fantasy, not young-adult, as I have tired of her Morganville books. Outcast is an entertaining series and fans of the Warden books will be happy.

The Warden books are notorious for terrible cliffhanger endings. I am happy that Caine has toned that quality down here. The main plot is still very much unresolved but I feel no
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I didn't enjoy the first two all that much but I suppose I had it coming by trying the third despite that. Mainly my issue was with an unsympathetic character I couldn't begin to care about. This one started out better as she became more sympathetic but then the action just became too unbelievable. Amazingly though I was still interested enough in the plight of the children to read through to the end. And still ended up not satisfied with the result.
Aug 02, 2010 rated it liked it
This story actually takes place at the same time as the events of Cape Storm and Total Eclipse from the Weather Wardens series featuring Joanne Baldwin.

I guess I am one of those who has to be different in my opinion about this story. Cassiel IS an interesting character, but those around her like Isabel (Ibby) and Luis make this series worth continuining to read. In part, she reminds me a little of Joanne in that her decisions aren't always that fun to read about. Cassiel was once a powerful
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Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I go all fangirl when a new Rachel Caine arrives in my mailbox and Unseen is no exception. Set in the same world as the Weather Warden novels (another rockin' series, if you're into urban fantasy), Unseen is the third in the series featuring the ex-Djinn, Cassiel, and her human Warden, Luis. (Since this is the third in the series, there are some spoilers if you haven't read the prior novels.)

Cassiel is growing more comfortable in her human skin, experiencing emotions on a level
Jan 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Rachel Caine's spin off from the Weather Warden series and I would definitely recommend it to Weather Warden fans. I loved the first series but I'm growing to like the Outcast Season books even more, the only disappointment is having to wait a whole year to get my hands on the next (and final) book in the series. I would say you could pick up the Outcast Season books even if you've not read any of the Weather Warden series but I would definitely recommend reading this ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sometimes an author can do their work all too well when creating a villain for protagonists to overcome. As in the Jane True series (where I felt I would never be truly satisfied until Jarl was dead), my dislike for the rogue djinn Pearl has now reached fever pitch. Her cult-like followers, cultivated through a combination of magical manipulation and murder, are heartbreaking enough on their own. Add an army of children being trained as holy warriors and cannon fodder, and I’m out for blood.

I don’t know how Rachel Caine does it, but I would love for her to teach me her tricks. I have read a lot of her books and she is still able to surprise me with the feelings and the twists and turns that she fills her books with. While the Weather Warden series was non-stop action and “What could possibly happen next?”, the Outcast Season series is a little more stable in that the big bad is the same one throughout all four books. Although we know the enemy, it still doesn’t make life easy on ...more
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This is a 3.5 star, not just a 3 star.
Ms. Caine does not write happy books. Every book I've read of hers puts me into a tailspin of depression. I'm starting to wonder if Ms. Caine is Chinese hiding in a white woman's body. I say this because every Chinese story or movie I've watched contains violence and betrayal against the hero or heroine. In Unseen, Ms. Caine continues this lovely tradition when Cassie's friends, family, allies and enemies attack her physically and psychologically. The blows
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
As much as I felt Book Two was a placeholder, UNSEEN was a fast, exciting book that moved the plot forward in several satisfying ways. Normally I dislike books where the love interests are seperated, but Cassiel and Luis seemed to grow deeper in their relationship despite the distance. I found their conflict and interaction gripping, enough so that it compensated for the repetition of Cassiel's spendthrift magical habits (at least once a chapter, and often twice, she would be "dangerously low" ...more
Apr 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Re-read: 7/15/15 - 3 stars

Originally read: 5/1/11 - 3 stars

I'm sad to write that I was disappointed with Unseen. It lacked the excitement and adventure of the first two books. The attraction between Luis and Cassiel was missing; they almost seemed to be going through the motions. I was extremely annoyed with Luis's reaction to the task that Cassiel had assigned herself. He didn't have to like it or agree with her, but he should have supported her decision. It's not like he didn't know the reason
Ghadeer A
Nov 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
what a great character Cassiel is!
i just love her .she is like a robot but with a human heart :)
this book was packed with action you don't have time to breath
and sometimes i just want to hit Luis on his head he makes me so mad because he does not understand Cassiel and expect her to act HUMAN when she is not..
alot of surprises in this book too.and i can happily and honestly say i have no idea how this series is going to end..but i can't wait for the next book..
Melissa ownsbey
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i love love this book keep the books coming
keikii Eats Books
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
33 points/100 (1.75 stars/5).

Izzy is finally back with Cassiel and Luis, they're recovering but happy. But this is a book, let us find out how everything goes wrong.

These books just keep getting worse to me over time. The story doesn't improve at all. In fact it stays basically in the same place the whole time, which is really impressive. The second half of book one through the third book has all been basically the same thing the whole time. I was bored, and now I'm glad I only have one left.

Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
When I finished this book, I heaved a big sigh of annoyance. THREE books each around 300 pages and we're still exactly where we were at the beginning. All three books end the same way: with the Big Bad still out there, apparently invincible. I thought this was the last of a trilogy, or I wouldn't have bothered. After book 2 finished having not resolved the main story conflict exactly as book 1 hadn't resolved it, I felt that surely book 3 in a trilogy will finally resolve it, so I may as well ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
It took me forever to get through this one. Somehow I can't understand why something that can destroy the world doesn't grab the attention of anyone. Seriously. Just send Venna to kill everyone. Or any other Djinn. And the fake drama between Luis and Cass was a bit too much. I think I'm gonna need some time before I read the next one.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just finished Book 3 - and things are getting intense! Although initially not quite as action-packed as the first two novels, this third one ramps up and leaves you hanging! Cassiel, former Djinn, has her work cut out for her in Book 4!
Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: possession
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I done with this series now - this is the third one in the series and the story is no further forward than the very first book, and has become boring. Finished the book hoping it would have an ending. It doesn't and I just don't have the inclination to find out what happens.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Rachel Caine

Everything I've ever read by Rachel Caine I have loved. Unseen is no exception. Love the characters and the way the story sucks me in. On to book 4!
Jessica Kunz
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It keeps you thinking. Loving the bond between the 3, just when you think its going to disappear it becomes stronger. Hoping for a happy ending.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really do enjoy this series. Again the story and characters are very different but in a good way. It's not cheesy at all. Have already purchased the 4th and final book.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Very serious tone throughout the whole thing.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better and Better

Book #3 is so action packed there is not one moment you have time to be bored. Loved It!! On to #4!!
Kathy Davie
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, urban
Third in the Outcast urban fantasy series revolving around Cassiel, a former Djinn. The series feeds off the Weather Wardens series which starts with Ill Wind .

My Take
Ah, well, a mistake on Ashan's part. Turning Cassiel human. It means that she learns what being human means. The emotions. The need. The desire. Part of that desire is for Luis. A greater part is the need to protect the children.

When Cardenas delivers the message that they are to hand Ibby off to Bearheart, he gives them a map to
Cass and Luis have rescued Ibby, but the Wardens have set up a "school" for the children effected by Pearl, one meant to help them heal from the destruction their prematurely-awakened powers have wrought on their young bodies. To convince Ibby to go there, Cass must become the bad guy, and her role is furthered when it becomes necessary to leave Ibby and Luis to pursue Pearl and try to prevent her from hurting more children. Great read.
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It has been months since Cassiel ‘Cass’ was ripped from the Dijn world to have humanity thrust upon her. Since then Cass has witnessed the slaying murder of her Weather Warden, Manny, and his wife, Angela. She has seen their little girl, Isabel, be kidnapped and used as a ticking time-bomb weapon of mass destruction. Cass has fallen in love with Manny’s Warden brother, Luis. And Cass has been shamed by the fact that a fallen Dijn sister called Pearl was behind Isabel’s kidnapping, and the ...more
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Spoiler Alert! At the end of Unknown, Cassiel and Luis rescued Isabel and a small group of children and Cassiel realised that the threat Pearl posed went deeper than they had anticipated. Programmed and brainwashed against the Wardens, the children’s powers had manifested before their time. Forever altered as a result of their ordeal at the hands of Pearl, they faced a long battle in learning to control their new enhanced powers. In Unseen, Marion Bearheart urges Luis to enrol Isabel at her ...more
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