ILL WIND by Rachel Caine

I was not in the mood to read romance the other day, so I started this one. It's a fun, fast read and I'll definitely be picking up the rest of the series when I can.

Book blurb:
"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..."

The book reads extremely fast and takes place in a fairly short period of time, but the author uses flashbacks with great results to add in the back story. It ends up being a frenetic read as Joanne doesn't know who to trust or what's going to happen next. There are times when you can't figure out how she's going to get out of the latest mess, but she somehow manages to. I'm not really doing the book justice, but if you're in the mood for a fast-paced urban fantasy, I suggest picking this one up.

Next up will be If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl. It's supposed to be a Signet Eclipse Paranormal Romance, but so far, even though it's quite good, I'm not getting a romance vibe. I've heard some people don't like it because they thought there was nothing romance about it, when that's what they were expecting. I say if you're going to read this one, think of it as a vampire paranormal with romantic elements and then you might not be burned. I'm at the half-way mark, so maybe things change, but so far, it's more non-romance than romance. But really good. I actually prefer it this way. It's nice and dark.

1 comment:

sybil said...

Damn, hmmm I will probably read it anyway, since I already bought it ;).

But I don't think I will read it next like I had planned to. Good to know though, because if I had started it expecting romance I would have been all sorts of shades of annoyed when there was little to be found.