Sunday, January 18, 2009
Shannon's Review - Undone by Rachel Caine
Series:: Outcast Season
Author(s):: Rachel Caine
Summary: Cassiel was one of the old Djinn, but she was unmade and is now human with the powers of a Earth Warden. Along with dealing with being humans, she must solve the mystery of who wants to hurt her and her friends.
Pages: 305 (ARC Copy)
Challenges: 20 Books in 2009
My Thoughts: The Location gave a realistic feeling to the characters. There was always a new twist in the plot and that kept it exciting. I liked the way Cassiel and other Djinn where described as being different. Cassiel - with white, powder-puff hair and green eyes - was probably described as the most unusual.
I like Cassiel as a character. She was some times cold and violent, then other times vulnerable and kind. She had her quirks too, being a little vain with her clothing and motorcycle.
I went through this book in a 3 days, which is pretty quick for me. I enjoyed it all. Even though this was a spin off from Caine's other series about the Weather Wardens, it stands well on its own. This was the first time I read anything by this author, and I think I would pick up her other series given the chance. It was an interesting story with interesting characters and just enough magic thrown in.
About the Author: Rachel Caine is the author of two other fantasy series, one about the Weather Warden and the other a YA series about the Morganville Vampires. To find out more about her, you can visit her website RachelCaine.com