Published January 2005 by Penguin Group|Pages: 352
Source: E-book|Nook Store
Series: Weather Wardens #3
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Summary: Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin has protected the human race from monster storms, been killed, reborn as a Djinn, and then restored to her original form. Now she’s throwing the dice to stop an infinitely powerful, deeply disturbed kid-who is holed up in a Vegas hotel-from bringing on a new ice age.
I’m totally loving Caine’s Weather Warden series! I’ve been a fan ever since I started out with her Morganville Vampires series, and Chill Factor is just as awesome as everything else she’s written.
Joanne is a pretty awesome character. I just love how freaking cool she is, because she always finds herself in interesting situations. Seeing her get out of said situations is also interesting and entertaining. And seeing her with other people is always funny but entertaining.
As much as I loved Chill Factor, I’m not sure what else to say without sounding like a broken record! The characters are really consistent, yet I’m still surprised by some of the new additions as well as previous characters we’re still getting to know. There’s so much going on and I really liked certain…developments that I don’t want to give away. The rest of the series is going to be really interesting, because there are quite a few things in Chill Factor that could prove to be very interesting later on.
Right now, I’m feeling like the word interesting is a tad bit over-used.
Anyways…random flashbacks! We see a little bit of Joanne’s past, and her connection to the Ma’at, who we meet in this novel. I vaguely remember them from Outcast Season (I swear I’m going to finish it someday) so it was nice to see what they’re all about, and how they got started. I hope we learn more about Joanne’s past in future books.
I love the descriptions of the aetheric plane, and I can imagine it so well when I’m reading. I also love the connections to the weather, and while it could be a bit more vivid, I still love how Caine makes weather really different (but interesting).
I totally loved Chill Factor, which was super-fun to read. The characters are great, and there’s always something weird going on- but in a totally good way. Caine is such a consistent writer (which I love), and Chill Factor doesn’t disappoint. Chill Factor gets 5 stars!