Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 10 hrs 6 mins
Date Read: July 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
First in the new Weather Warden series...
Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life...
Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast..
Publisher: Audible Frontiers, Roc
Series: Weather Warden #1
Also by this author: Glass Houses, Working Stiff, Heat Stroke, Undone, CarniePunk br> br>
Also in this series: Heat Stroke
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine made me go “Oh my! Why did I wait so long to start reading these!”
Story Thoughts: Confession: Urban Fantasy is always hit/miss with me. I love strong women characters but I also need them to not be totally unidentifiable (they must have quirks and flaws). Ill Wind was right on the money with what I expect out of a very good Urban Fantasy novel. It had action right from the get-go! The story and character building happened as the story progressed instead of being an information dump. It also had heart! I was just really sucked in from beginning to the cliffhanger ending (I didn’t dock Ill Wind for this but I did the next one LOL–you only get one cliffhanger free pass from me)!
Character Thoughts: Ill Wind’s characters ROCKED! Hard core rocked! I immediately felt myself rooting for JoAnne even though I wasn’t sure if she could be saved (OK–as lead of the series I had a pretty good idea but you never know). I loved her fight to do right, her bone-headed ability to turn down the easy fix, and her end struggle! I loved all the boys too: Lewis, Phil, and David. I even liked the Weather Wardens that were on her tail! In other words, the characters totally sold me on this series.
Narrated By Dina Pearlman / Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
I have never listened to a book narrated by Dina Pearlman before but I will again in the future. I thought she did a great job with the pacing, emotion, and timing of Ill Wind.
Final Thoughts: I am on board with the Weather Wardens!
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