Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Outcast Season, #1
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: February 3, 2009
Original Price: $7.99
Source: Local Library
Finished In: 4 Days
My Rating: * * * * * (5 stars)
"I was one of the Old Djinn, the First Djinn, who came before any human walked the earth. I was a spirit of fire and air, and Ashan cast me down to this heavy, crippling flesh..."The Cover:
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, Cassile 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 condition, especially her growing affection for Manny's brother, Luis. But when Cassile encounters a malevolent force that threatens the Rocha family, she discovers that her perceived human weaknesses may be her greatest strengths....
I like the cover, especially the motorcycle. But, Cassile wasn't portrayed quite right. She's supposed to be paler, with pink hair. Well, it was blond, like the girl on the cover, until she dyed it. And, the girl is wearing black, while Cassiel normally wore white leather or pink clothes. She only wore black at the funeral. But, I guess you can't make it perfect. But, overall, I think the cover of Undone portrays Cassile pretty well. A tough woman with a kick-butt attitude.
So, if you look on my currently reading, which is on the sidebar, you will notice that I was reading Blue Bloods first. Why did I begin Undone, you ask? Well, it arrived suddenly at the library. You see, I had put a hold for Undone, but there was only one copy, and about 6 people in line. Doesn't seem like much, but when the people hog the book for the full 2 weeks, and then afterwards, don't return it on time, it can be a long time. Anyways, I received it at the library a few days ago, and immediately went to pick it up, which is why I now have the book with me, and dropped Blue Bloods momentarily to begin this book.
Also, I have not read the Weather Warden series yet, but that did not confuse me at all. If you're wondering, Undone is a continuation of the Weather Warden series, but with new characters. I'm beginning to wonder. I am really liking Cassiel, the main character in this book. I tend to play favorites, so when I read the Weather Warden series, I'm hoping I like Joanne, but I don't think I will. And, I hope Cassiel shows up in those series.
I will say, I love Cassiel(like I said before)! She is my type of character. Cold, stern, unforgiving, powerful, heartless, everything you can think of. After all, she is a Djinn. But, then Ashan casts her down from being a Djinn, in the meantime stripping her powers away. Yet, she still remains kick-but! Over time, though, she softens a little, taking mercy on children(Isabel in particular), and Luis.
Now, Luis, is her love-interest. Yet, I like it that in the book, love isn't the main focus. The focus is more on the war, and the mystery of what happens to Isable. Overall, this is just an action-packed book that you will enjoy. At least, I did. But, I really like Rachel Caine, since she is an amazing author. For example, her Morganville Vampire series are awesome! I'll definitely be picking up the second book, Unknown, at the library, as soon as it arrives(I put it on hold). One last warning for Undone, don't get attached to Manny(or Angela). I won't say why, but I'm warning you.
Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Weather Warden series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and carries on a full-time secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O'Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).