Monday, August 11, 2008

Gale Force by Rachel Caine

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is taking a vacation from her duties when her idyll is interrupted by her worst nightmare: a reporter from a legitimate newspaper. The last thing Joanne needs is someone exposing the supernatural world she inhabits.

The sun chases the clouds away when her Djinn lover, David, asks Joanne to marry him. She's thrilled to answer yes, but there are certain parties--some human, some otherwise--who will be less enthusiastic.

Joanne's premarital bliss ends when a freakish devastating earthquake hits Florida--and this time, she won't be able to ask David and his kind for assistance. The cause of the quake is unlike anything Joanne has ever encountered, and it is fueled by a power even the Djinn cannot perceive...

Gale Force is book 7 in Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series. For all of the fans who have followed this series faithfully, book 7 is a wild ride!

Poor Joanne. After all of the scrapes & insanity she's lived (and died) thru, you'd think that she'd be able to do something as simple as planning a wedding. Ha! Not when "evil" forces are out to get her, her man and anyone else that gets in their way.

This time around, it's personal and poor Joanne is stuck right smack dab in the middle of it all. When her beloved Djinn, David, finally proposes, Jo is thrilled. Sure, the idea of marrying an immortal magical being never really crossed her mind, but they're in love. Marriage is the next logical step. Right?

On the day she goes shopping for a wedding dress, a freak earthquake strikes the store where she is. Something extremely strange is afoot and Jo tries to figure out what has happened. Turns out, there are some crazy things happening and again, she finds herself to be the intended target.

I've got to be honest. If Rachel wasn't such an awesome writer, the ludicrousness of the whole thing would have sent me running back to B & N. However, Ms. Caine makes the insanity work. There are twists, turns, crazy loopholes and other things going on in this book that'll make you sure your head is spinning. But boy is it a fun ride!

As per usual, I love Joanne. She's one of those great heroines that just make you follow along in her wake. She's lived thru some crazy things and this book is no exception. I have to say tho, that the betrayal she faces in this book is a major doozy, but what a lead up into book 8! :)

If you're a fan of the Warden series, than I 100% recommend this book. This series is not what I would consider stand alones. It's best to start from book 1 (Ill Wind) and move forward. The stories are all fast-paced fun rides and I thoroughly enjoy them.

My Rating: A

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this series.

I love Joanne and I love David and I love Joanne & David. Perfect allround.