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Firestorm (Weather Warden #5)

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In Rachel Caine's Weather Warden novel, Mother Earth is having a nightmare about an unstoppable plague spreading across her vastness: humanity.

Slowly awakening from an eons-long slumber, the matronly planetary spirit is reacting to her horrific visions and trying to heal herself by inflicting her surface with weather-related catastrophes inclu
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ebook, 320 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Brownbetty
One of the things I'm noticing about this series is that the author does a really good job of making sure that after her heroine defeats something apocalyptically big, there's still something left to pose a credible threat. Sometimes she does it by depowering Jo, and sometimes she does it by coming up with a bigger apocalypse for next time, and so far it hasn't gotten annoying.

One thing I did find irritating: throughout the series, it is hinted, implied, and sometimes outright said that Lewis is
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
After seeing Joanne Baldwin, kickass weather warden being bruised, beaten, powerless, and everything else thrown in her way, it was great to see her finally manifesting her powers here and using them to save herself and others.

Let's face it, she's been dragged through the ditches and back in the series so far, and we're all getting a little tired of that. But the stakes are now higher, with her adult, half-djinn daughter around and her sister under hostage by a madman.

She can no longer rely on
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Kogiopsis
(this review is a little scatterbrained but honestly, no one who's not 5 books into the series was going to understand it anyway, so I'm not gonna sweat it.)

My favorite junky UF series continues to be junky, full of lovingly described fast cars, and a favorite.

Yet again, Rachel Caine has upped the ante by taking away one of Joanne's supports. Last book she lost her own powers, and largely her access to David's; this book she's got her own abilities back in hand, but the Djinn - including a resur
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Susana
Honestly i don't know what else to say about this series...
Strong female character....check!
A swoon worthy hero/Djinn guy.....check!
Non stop action with high stake risks.....check!
Cars to die for...well at least in Joanne's perspective...check!
Strong family bonds _LOL _ yes, definitely!!
Although i have to say that i was kind of expecting a baby Djinn. That would have been cute, but very time consuming...oh, well, maybe next time...
I could clarify about what i'm babbling about, but then, where wo
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Kt
Aug 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After narrowly escaping the event of the last book, Joanne has a whole new challenge, maybe the biggest one yet, motherhood. When Johnathan sacrificed himself for David to be restored as a djinn, he also gave life to Joanne's djinn daughter, Imara. She never really believed Imara could possibly be able to be born without David's death, and she really did not expect her to be born as a six foot tall amazonian goddess. Imara looks just like Joanne, just made "exotic." Now that all the normal djinn ...more
Cathy
It's another 3.75 star book for me. It was a bit frantic, the stuff with Eamon was all unnecessary, the parts with Imara never really rang true, but it was still very entertaining. And what I have to give the author the most credit for is having a really strong plan for the series, it isn't one of those series where the author had a good idea for the first few books but just sort of wings it after that. It reminds me of Butcher's Dresden in that way (yes, not to his level), things keep coming to ...more
Angela
Mar 26, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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Angela Oliver
Another fast-paced whirlwind of explosive energy and excitement, this time with a little apocalypse thrown in to the mix. The weather has gone crazy as the Earth Mother stirs in her sleep and Joanne Baldwin, rogue Warden tries to find ways to bring it to a close, one that preferably doesn't involve the death of the entire human race. Lots of road trips, and one very unnerving plane flight, this is a book for literary adrenalin junkies. I have cottoned on to Rachael Caine's writing style now - sh ...more
Deyara
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favourite book of the series. Quite fast-paced, theres a lot going on (it is an apocalypse after all!) and Jo is running around from crisis to crisis trying to save the world. Loved Imara, she is such an interesting character. Liked the Mother Earth aspects, though I do wonder about whats so special about Joanne that Mother Earth will listen to her, and take her advice!
Gillian Murrell
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great action packed edition to the Weather Warden series. The Djinn have freed them selves from slavery and are running amuck. Mother nature is waking up and she is not happy with the state of the earth. Joanne has a fully grown daughter who is half Djinn and David has gone awol and thats just the start of the book.:)
Karen
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get through this book and I'm not sure why. It has a lot of action and I still love the characters - although I'm not sure of my feelings for Imara, a grown daughter just jumping into things felt odd (which it probably should). The ending is once again not expected, so I'm looking forward to the next book to see how things progress.
Taylor Mortsolf
I thought this book was okay, I definitely did not like the fact that at the end she didn't know who David was or even who herself is, but I do hope that she will remember David and have her memories of her undying love for him. I hope that this series spent them into one where it leaves you mad at how the author leaves things. I really do love Jo and David together since the very first book!
Joy
It really is necessary to read these in order. Each one is more a segment of a very long book rather than a story with a conclusion. I was pleased with the personification of the Oracles that communicate with the sentient being we call earth, The Mother. The Oracles are 3 not the usual 4 in regards to elements; Earth, Fire and Weather, nice Goddess concept of 3s.
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
If there's something Caine does well, it's writing a book that I cannot put down. Firestorm is no exception to that. I'm probably going to say this in all of the reviews for the rest of the books in this series, but things are getting crazy! Mother Earth is starting to lose it, a bunch of Wardens are dead/missing/have demon marks, Imara (Joanne's daughter) is quite interesting, and we finally see the Oracles mentioned in Outcast Season. I think we all meet Cassiel, but I'm not sure, because she' ...more
Traci
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joanne Baldwin is back, and she's got even bigger problems than she's had in the previous four entries in the Weather Warden series. This time around it's Mother Earth herself that she's fighting; Mother is starting to wake from a long, deep sleep and she is not happy. Humans have been wreaking havoc and like any long-suffering parent, she's had it. It's time for some much-deserved punishment. Only thing is, that punishment pretty much means the end of the human race.

Not to mention that the work
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Nisareen
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler Alert! At the end of Windfall, a weary disheartened Jonathon sacrificed his life to restore David from an Ifrit to a Djinn. His death also gives life to Joanne’s unborn Djinn daughter, Imara. David, now the new leader of the Djinn notifies Joanne that the agreement between the Weather Wardens and the Djinn is now broken and that they will no longer be slaves to the Wardens. He warns that Mother Earth is waking up and she is not happy at the way humans have abused the earth. Joanne ends u ...more
Theresa
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earth Mother crisis continues and again Joanne is in the middle of it.

For some reason she’s the key to everything. Is it because she’s such a nice person? Or is it her ‘destiny’? Her powers were never that special before (though they are now). But that’s due to all the stuff that’s being happening to her: becoming Djinn and gaining power from others, etc.

Everyone either loves or hates her. They’re all out to help or kill her. David, the #2 most powerful Djinn fell in love with her. Lewi
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Sarah
I read the first 4 books in the Weather Warden series last year after spotting them in my local library. I enjoyed them so much that the whole series has been on my book wishlist ever since. I still haven't got round to buying them so when I spotted book 5 & 6 in the library just before Christmas I just had to read them so I can catch up on what is happening with Jo & David! As it was almost a year ago when I read the first 4 books I really wish I'd started the series again from the begi ...more
Rachel Simson
Review: Firestorm (Weather Warden #5)
Title: Firestorm (Weather Warden #5)
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Adult
Where Acquired: Christmas Present From My Great Uncle And His Family
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Putting aside the personal chaos that has plagued her, rogue Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin must rally the remnants
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Mrs. S
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all the books in this series. It has made me a big fan of Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series.

I found Firestorm to be a fast-paced continuum in the series and read it in a couple of days. There is a lot going on in this book, but I enjoyed the characters and situations. There is a constant urgency in Firestorm and the situations were quite interesting and original. I am not so jaded yet that I don't think, "Wow! That was cool." Could the pace have been slowed down? Sure and sometim
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SATIN SUE
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well again in this book we meet Joanne Baldwin. out on a mission to warn her fellow wardens of the impending Apocalypse. The Djinn have be set free of an old agreement and are set on getting there own back for the years of slavery they had to contend with.

With the Djinn and Wardens at war it put alot of Wardens and normal Humans at risk and some end up dying because they get the in way of the cross fire.

Joanne has a lot to deal with and she is all so struggling with things that are going on in
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Tara Day
Actual rating 3.5

I seriously miss the flashbacks. I thought it brought so much to Joanne's character. And it made me like her a lot more. Not that she's a bad person, but I thought she was kind of selfish in this one. Desperate, yes. Selfish, even more so. She always talks about how she wants to risk everything to save other people because it's her duty to both herself and as a Warden, but she never acts like she cares about how her actions affect the ones closest to her, like David and Lewis an
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Krys

I was all excited to pick up Firestorm by Rachel Caine. So very excited. My reading of it, though, is rather lacking in the experience I wanted. It was utterly a fine read and that was the problem. It was only fine and I wanted it to be brilliant.

The Weather Warden series has continued to wow and surprise me. Even if upon initial reads my opinion is minor my esteem grows with examination. These books build, frankly. They grow in the reader's mind. They gain strength.

This one, however, was the f
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Angie
Jun 06, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The no holds barred, pedal to the metal pace of these books is going to be the death of me. I didn't even feel like I read this one. More like it was downloaded to my brain in a series of high-speed images and I was left to make sense of it all after the fact. In this installment, the Wardens organization is a complete shambles. Both David and Lewis have inherited unwanted leadership burdens, becoming the unwilling de facto leaders of what's left of the free Djinn and the Wardens respectively. I ...more
Carie
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At least 4.5 – I think this is the best book of the series so far! Intense, nail-biting, scary, unpredictable, romantic and really funny. I love Joanne!! I was SO happy to see her being powerful and kick-butt again, as well as sassy, hilarious, and always trying to help everybody. Thrilled to see her behind the wheel of a hot car and always remembering her hair and fashion in the midst of catastrophe and apocalypse ;) I also love David, Lewis, Imara, Cherise, and Rahel. And the danger and threat ...more
Shelley
**Synopsis** The genie is out of the bottle. Rogue Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is racing to New York to warn her former colleagues of the impending apocalypse. An ancient agreement between the Djinn and the Wardens has been broken, and the furious Djinn, slaves to the Wardens for millennia, are now free of mortal control. With more than half the Wardens unaccounted for in the wake of the Djinn uprising, Joanne realizes that the natural disasters they've combated for so long were merely symptom ...more
Kelly
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy crumb! How much did I love this ending? So much that I'm queuing up book 6 for immediate reading. That was one seriously awesome cliffhanger. Seriously awesome.

One thing that really stood out for me here was getting more information on the demon marks and seeing the reason behind why they have this drive to infect. I loved the entire Oracle/Mother connection. As always, I liked that Joanne goes practically orgasmic over her cars, her shoes and her clothes. The storyline with Jo's sister? Le
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Lori
Oct 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Joanne Baldwin is at it again, and this time the stakes are even higher. With the Earth itself waking up and getting a bit miffed about what humanity has been up to for the last few thousand years, Jo becomes embroiled in a race against time to avert an apocalypse while putting out fires (literally and figuratively) as best she can along the way.

My head is spinning a bit with so much packed into these pages. All the books in this series have been fast-paced page turners, but this one really push
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AH
This really is a unique urban fantasy series by Rachel Caine. Once you've read these books, you'll look at the weather just a tad differently and wonder if that big cloud is carrying a grudge or if that lightning bolt was really after you.

The Weather Wardens is an organization that uses the powers of the djinn to control weather phenomena and attempt to dissipate the violence and energy of storms. In this installment Mother Earth is awakening and she is not too happy with the humans. The djinn
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Yolanda Sfetsos
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Well, I just finished reading book 5 in the Weather Warden series... and wow, what a wild ride!

Jo's thrown into one huge mess after the other, again! The bad things just don't stop coming, the impending doom chases her across the country. And I'm not just talking about the serious weather issues, or the crazy Djinn that just keeps popping up. Hell, I'm not even talking about the huge fire! How about Mother Nature waking up and deciding she's pissed off with the way humans have mishandled the wor
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