Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Undone by Rachel Caine

Undone (Outcast Season, #1) Undone by Rachel Caine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once she was a powerful Djinn. Then Cassiel defied her ruler, Ashan, who tore her very essence away and reshaped her in human flesh as punishment. Forced to live among mortals, Cassiel has found refuge among the Weather Wardens—whose power she must tap into regularly, or she will die.

Cassiel earns her keep by assisting the Earth Warden Manny Rocha on his missions—which she finds much easier than coping with the emotions and frailties of her human conditions especially her growing affection for Manny's brother, Luis. But when Cassiel encounters a malevolent force that threatens the Rocha family, she discovers that her perceived human weaknesses may be her greatest strengths....

My thoughts

Undone is a spin-off of her popular Weather Warden series with a new perspective. Four books are planned. I really liked her MorganVille Vampires series and heard great things about her Weather Warden series so I picked up this spin-off book of her Weather Warden series.
The opening of Undone finds Cassiel (I wouldn't advise you to call her Cassie) being cast down to earth in human form for refusing to obey an order from her master Ashan. Cassiel is one of the oldest of the True Djinn and is pretty arrogant. She was a very powerful Djinn, mean and strong. She's never found the human world had much importance on her. She was dismissive of human concerns and didn't understand why other Djinn's had their own human lives besides their Djinn selves. But, now she's cast into the human realm as a frail human and finds herself having human concerns of herself.

She finds herself relying on the Wardens for help..She cannot survive without bursts of energy and only a Warden can give her it. Cassiel has been partnered with Manny, a warden who’s actually willing to work with her. From the very start problems hit both of them hard and they find themselves being targeted by someone or something who wants them destroyed. Not having her usual power she finds it hard to adjust to her reshaped self, but she has never felt for humans as she does now, so she's not going to let herself or her friends down.

I usual find it hard to be emotionally attached to a character right away in a book, but I found this book had great emotion that reeled me in. I laughed and cried with the characters and felt Caine wrote each one perfectly. I'm going to be picking up her Weather Warden series now for sure. I really loved the new take in character for Cassiel and cannot wait to pick up Unknown.

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