This is a review of “Firestorm” by Rachel Caine. It is the fifth novel in the Weather Warden Series. It follows on from “Windfall“.
As this book is a part of series, the following review may reveal some details of the previous novels. Do not read if you want to read this series in the future and do not want to know of any plot spoilers.
Joanne is on her way to New York to the Weather Warden Headquarters to warn them of the trouble that’s to come (read: possible apocalypse). Mother Earth is waking up, and shes not too thrilled with the state of things. she can possess all of the Djinn too, which is very dangerous for the Wardens and humanity in general. Jo has her friend Cherise for company on the trip. She’s not thrilled about having her along for the ride as she’s on Warden business, but she is using Cherise’s car. Also taking the trip is her daughter Imara. Which is fairly bizarre, as she’s fully grown, with a killer taste in fashion. It’s kinda weirding Jo out.
When they get to New York, things don’t quite go as Jo planned. For starters the place is an absolute mess and a lot of the Wardens have been killed or injured by Djinn. No one really knows whether she can be trusted or not, and her story does sound a little crazy. While she’s isolated pending the other Warden’s verdict, she receives a call from Eamon, that creep who has abducted her sister (though she’s blissfully drugged and unaware an thinks he’s her brilliant new boyfriend). He wants a Djinn or he’s going to kill her sister Sarah. Jo’s feeling pretty helpless and alone. Her sister is in danger, none of the other Wardens want to trust her, they’ve kicked out Cherise and David has warned her that he really can’t be trusted anymore.
She has a weird dream about Jonathan and in it he cryptically instructs her to go to Seacasket. This she does in her new set of wheels bought forger by Lewis. The car is gorgeous, a vintage midnight blue and black SS Camaro. In Seacasket she hopes to find a being that can help her communicate with Mother Earth in the hope that she will listen and give humanity another chance. It’s a long shot, but there’s really nothing left to lose. But Ashan and his Djinn posse don’t want Jo to complete her mission and he will do anything to stop her.
I liked this book, it was great seeing Jo adjust to motherhood. I liked the introduction if the oracles and the complication with the Djinn but there were some unexpected happenings that I was a bit upset by. 😦 I do NOT like Ashan at all.
Rachel Caine herself retweeted the link to my review. How awesome is that?!