Review: Heat Stroke (Weather Warden #2) by Rachel Caine

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Roc (August 3rd 2004)
How I got this book: Bought
Links: Amazon Goodreads

Blurb from Goodreads:

Accused of murder, Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was chased across the country—and killed—by a team charged with hunting down rogue Wardens.

Five days later, Joanne had a lovely funeral and was posthumously cleared of all charges. Her human life was over, but she had been reborn in Djinnhood. Now, until she masters her enhanced powers, Joanne must try to avoid being “claimed” by a human. But when a hazard that only a Djinn could sense infiltrates Earth’s atmosphere, Joanne must somehow convince someone to do something about it—or the forecast will be deadly. So who said being all-powerful was going to be easy?

My rating: 4.5/5 Stars – Almost perfect. I highly recommend it.


I can’t believe it took me so long to read this!  I thoroughly enjoyed Ill Wind, the first Weather Warden book, and Heat Stroke is just as good if not better!  This second installment picks up right where the first one left off, giving us some sexy scenes with Jo and David before the plot really gets going.  The story takes us into the world of the djinn and introduces us to intriguing, new characters.  We also get to see humans and magic from the djinn perspective, which is interesting and emotional, especially when it comes to the issue of “claiming” a djinn.

Like Ill Wind, the the last few chapters of the book are a flurry of action that, while heart-pounding, is somewhat confusing, and not everything that happens is clearly explained.  Another minor flaw is that Jo is a little slow in figuring out part of the mystery even after the reader has more than enough clues to piece it together.  I also got a bit tired of reading about her hair every dozen pages.  But these complaints are largely overshadowed by my sheer enjoyment of the story.

Overall, Heat Strokeis fun, exciting, fast paced, romantic, and highly entertaining.  It lived up to the high standards set by the first book, and the cliffhanger-ish ending makes me eager to get my hands on book three.  I definitely recommend this series if you’re looking for for a light, action-packed urban fantasy with an awesome premise.

Reading Order:
Ill Wind – read my review on Goodreads
Heat Stroke
Chill Factor
Fire Storm
Thin Air
Gale Force
Cape Storm
Total Eclipse

Also reviewed at:
Parajunkee’s View – 4/5


About Lesley

I love big dogs, ravioli, and all things nerdy. Books are my crack.
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