Chill Factor (Weather Warden Series #3)

Chill Factor (Weather Warden Series #3)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451460103
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Series: Weather Warden Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 598,442
Product dimensions: 4.29(w) x 6.79(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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 still carries on a 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).

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Chill Factor (Weather Warden Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Joanne is human again, but that's little comfort. She and her Djinn, David, are on the run from the Wardens, the Djinn, and a crazy kid who hates her and has a powerful Djinn of his own. David is her only consolation, until the Wardens take him away, intending to trade him for the more powerful Jonathan. Then, someone with an older grudge kidnaps Joanne, and she finds herself in the middle of a deadly game where she does not know the rules, much less who to trust. Not only her life, but the entire world hangs in the balance. .............. **** The action never lets up in this third entry into an exciting series. Joanne is quirky and brutally honest. The tragedy and humor mix very well in these books, making them seem true to life, albeit filled with fantasy. ****
harstan More than 1 year ago
After turning from a Weather Warden to a Djinn and back to a mortal Warden again, Joanne Baldwin is on her way to Las Vegas. Accompanied by her Djinn lover David, she seeks Kevin to take away the bottle that holds Jonathan, the most powerful Djinn in the world. The wardens want Kevin dead because thanks to him several of the top leadership is dead and he has power enhanced by Jonathan to destroy the world.......................... Joanne and David are locked out of Las Vegas by magical wards so Lewis, once the most powerful warden in the world until Kevin stole his powers, devises a way for Joanne to momentarily die and be revived inside the city. She finds Jonathan and Kevin but it is Jonathan who manipulates the troubled teen to find the Djinn that have gone missing for the last six years. Joanne is kidnapped by the Ma¿at, an organization whose members are dedicated to freeing the Djinn from their human masters and destroy the warden organization for endangering the earth. They try to convert Joanne to their cause but she escapes and with the help of some allies fights the real mastermind behind all the troubles.................................. Book three in the Weather Warden Series is an action packed urban fantasy. There are many surprises and unexpected plot developments to keep this series fresh and interesting so that readers will continue to read future books to find out what happens next to the ethical, moral and vulnerable heroine. David helps Joanne in so many ways that readers will be in awe of the Djinn¿s power to love a mortal. Rachel Caine has written a novel worthy of an award nomination............................. Harriet Klausner
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Still throughly enjoying this book. It appears that the whole continueing to be growing on our wonderful group of characters that all appear in Caine's stories. I am awaiting the next book, so I can see what lies in the future for all of the characters. Will it ever get easier on David, and will they be able to keep their relationship.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These "Weather Warden" stories just keep better and better! This picks right up where the second book left off. David and Joanne are heading to Las Vegas to try to catch Kevin, the off balance young man who now holds the world's strongest (and not the nicest) Djinn in his possession. Unfortunately, the master/servant relationship quickly gets turned around and the mixture of Kev's out of control power and the Djinn's are creating havoc. Polar caps are melting, earthquakes are beginning...disaster looms. The Weather Wardens jump to remove Joanne from her going in after Kevin and Jonathan (who I can't seem to get a feel on...is he as bad as he seems?) Then a dying Lewis shows up and twists things all around. After "Chill Factor" I'm not sure if I trust him either. The story is non stop excitement. There is just the right amount of humor in Joanne's adventures to keep the book from being too intense. I thought the first story was a little slow, but that certainly hasn't been a problem in the second and third books. I encourage anyone to try this series. Its different than anything else out there and Rachel Caine stands above and beyond most other writers. See her "Morganville Vampires" young adult series for another great tale.
DonnerLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chill Factor follows Joanne Baldwin, Weather Warden, as she attempt to fix the mess created at the end of Heat Stroke. Kevin, an angry teenager with a lot of power, has control of the most powerful Djinn and is keeping all the Wardens out of Las Vegas. The Djinn have been disappearing and the Wardens cannot combat the unusual weather changes without them. Joanne, who is now human again, has been sent in to try to get Jonathan away from Kevin and restore order before the world is destroyed.As in the previous books, Joanne doesn't fully understand the situation she is placed in. She is being used by others who either have more power than she does or at least think they do. Although Lewis is weakened because Kevin stole his powers, he still feels that he has the moral high ground and can use Joanne to his own ends. The Wardens also feel that they know how the world should be and that their control over the elements is saving humans from nature instead of destroying a delicate balance.The events of this book also tie into events from Joanne's past. This leads to sections of the book featuring her memories. The majority of the time, I was able to keep straight what was in the past and what was currently happening, although there were a couple of times when I did get confused. The addition of past events solidifies Joanne's connection to current events and gives a reason why Joanne must be the one to diffuse this situation rather than one of the other Wardens.Joanne is feisty, impulsive, stubborn, and determined. Despite the risks to her own life, she knows she cannot walk away from the situation and leave the world in peril.I continue to enjoy this series, although I would not say it is one of my favorites. I am certainly understanding more of Joanne's character as the books progress and am beginning to like her a bit more than I did in the first book.
les121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chill Factor is the third, highly entertaining installment in the Weather Warden series. Just like the first two books, this one had me hooked from the start. It¿s fast paced and filled with action. I could barely put it down! That said, I don¿t think Chill Factor is quite as strong as the first two books. Joanne is basically helpless for almost the entire story, always getting manhandled or manipulated by the people around her. It¿s frustrating to watch her run out of choices and not be able to do anything even when she knows that she¿s a pawn in someone else¿s game. At one point, there¿s even a brutal act of violence committed against her that seems completely unnecessary and wrong for the story. It irked me that such a strong female character like Joanne is so powerless for most of the book.Though Joanne remains just as stubborn and feisty as usual, there¿s a lot of changes happening with the other characters. Some of these changes are good; for example, Joanne gains a new ally who¿s totally badass. But some of the character developments just made me angry or confused. I wanted to strangle Lewis and Paul, and David does something extremely douchey to Joanne in the name of love. Not to mention, both Kevin and Jonathan behave in really confusing ways. One minute they¿re helping Joanne, the next they¿re trying to kill her, and back and forth until you don¿t know what they¿re thinking. I¿d rather read about multifaceted, dynamic characters than paper-thin ones, but, still, some of the character development in this book is not understandable or satisfying.But despite my criticisms, I did enjoy Chill Factor. It retains the fantastic worldbuilding and fun combination of drama, action, comedy, and romance that first drew me in to the series. The plot is full of twists and turns, and even though Joanne is a little slow on the uptake (again), the revelation of the villain¿s identity managed to surprise me. Several plot threads are left hanging in the end, setting up major conflicts for future installments and making me eager to pick up book four. Overall, Chill Factor is not as good as the first two books, but it¿s still a decent read and part of an awesome urban fantasy series.
gerleliz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Series is getting better
malcontentdiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Better than Ill Wind but still the first book is by far the best in the series.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in the series and you'd nearly need to re-read the previous two. Joanne is trying to get Kevin to stop what he's doing but she has to get around the wardens and another group who have appeared out of the woodwork. She wants to keep alive but doesn't know how to do it and keep other people alive too.
SimonW11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jo finds herself in Los Vegas trying to wrest the most powerfull Djinn ever from his new owner. but plenty of other factions with their own agendas keep interfering.wraps up better than the previous with just a single loose end dangleing to tease you into buying the next book.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joanne feels a little responsible about the fact that teen insanity candidate, Kevin, is now the master of the most powerful dijin in the world. So, despite protestations from her boss to her boyfriend telling her not to Joanne is determined to go to Las Vegas to try and rectify the problem. Unfortunately things just seem to get worse as time goes on.Once again another Weather Warden book is responsible for what is becoming a serious lack of sleep and concentration. I'm still loving the story but am feeling a little exhausted both on this level and from reading about Joanne's constant jumps from the frying pan into the fire. I'm beginning to think Joanne and David may never catch a break.
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
She gets hard, really hard. It's still light reading, but fun.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series keeps getting better & better, but it's definitely one that MUST be read in order. Just as book 2 picked up where book 1 left off, this 3rd book picks up where book 2 left off, and Joanne has to deal with events from that book. She also learns about the nature of love, along with battling the forces of nature and driving fast cars. There are some shocking developments that I can't wait to see dealt with in book 4, which, fortunately, is waiting in my TBR pile.
tyger_raven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joanne Baldwin is in trouble up to her eyeballs. Her best friend is dying because a young punk of a kid has stolen his power and is using it to wreck havok on the delicate balance of the planet's ecosystem.Despite given orders to the contrary, Joanne feels that she's the only person qualified to diffuse this powder keg. However, she soons finds out that she doesn't have a clue about what's been going on. How does she survive a fight for survival when she's not even sure who the enemy is?Rachel Caine has a vivid imagination, often throwing her main character to the wolves and just watching to see how she gets out of her mess. But, often times, this book has a lot of glitches that could bring the reader out of the story, especially if they're not invested in the characters enough to want to read on just to find out who lives through this mess.This is a good, fun read if you don't care about the mechanics of storytelling and are more forgiving when it comes to the overuse of certain words and phrases. This was a fun little action-packed book, but it doesn't hold a candle to the literary masterpieces of the past.
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Good
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The begining started off where te first left off, but a nice twist at the end.
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