30 March 2006
Book Banter -- Windfall
Author: Rachel Caine
Length: 330 pages
Genre: urban fantasy/chick lit
Plot Basics: After dying a couple times and saving the world a couple times, former Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin takes a job at a TV station to try and live a normal life. But she's got a cop bent on revenge following her, a divorced sister moving in (unexpectedly) and a starring role in the brewing conflict between the Wardens and the djinn making normalcy hard to come by.
Banter Points: The action doesn't stop in this series. The proverbial saying about things going from bad to worse is holding true for Joanne and the result is another edge-of-the-seat page-turner. The few qualms that Word Nerd had with this series back at the very beginning (like David the Djinn just not sounding like a name to really inspire power or fear) have all been artfully explained away.
Bummer Points: November. Book five doesn't come out until November. That's roughly 214 days of waiting to find out what happens next. It's not fair.
Word Nerd recommendation: If you haven't started the series, you could save yourself some grief and wait until all six books are out. On the other hand, Word Nerd needs people to commiserate with, so on second thought, read them. Read them now.