Book Info: Published by Penguin Group; 320 pages
Source: E-book, via the public library
Goodreads.com Summary: Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master—and living among the Weather Wardens, whose power she must tap into regularly or she will die. And as she copes with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, a malevolent entity threatens her new existence…
I really liked the first book in the Morganville Vampires series so I thought I’d check out some of her other books. I was actually surprised to find that the Morganville Vampire books are her only YA books.
It started off a little slow, but by the end, it picked up. I definitely loved the playlist at the end of the book, and it’s always cool when authors share the music that they listened to while writing the book. I’ll definitely have to check out that playlist.
Other things I liked? How she used Dijinn, and the fact that they weren’t the typical genies you’d normally see. I really liked that Cassiel became human because she didn’t want to kill the entire human race, and the relationships between the Dijinn and the Warden. There seems to be a long, interesting, and not so good relationship between the two.
So while I got an okay sense of the Warden are and what they do, I can’t help but wonder if I should have started off with her Weather Warden series. And really, this is the only thing I didn’t like about the book. It doesn’t seem to be necessary, but it would probably help me understand them and their powers better.
I really liked the characters, and thought they were all really interesting and somewhat complex. Okay, Luis having ties to a gang, in retrospect, is a little cliche. Especially since his brother Manny seems to be a good guy. It’s also an interesting plot, and once things get going, things move pretty well.
I give it a 4 out of 5. I wasn’t confused by the possible references to her weather wardens series, and I loved reading an adult paranormal novel.