Rarely has one heroine been through so much turmoil, but the hits just keep on coming! Caine's Weather Warden series has combined war, love, death, rebirth and emancipation into a uniquely compelling alternate world that gets better with each installment. This is easily one of the most spellbinding series by one of the most talented authors on the scene today. A must buy!
After all they've been through, Joanne Baldwin is thrilled to accept her Djinn lover David's marriage proposal. They both know that factions of each of their people will not be thrilled, but they are stunned when Joanne is attacked by an earthquake while shopping for a wedding dress. A group calling itself the Sentinels soon announces its intention to wipe out the entire Djinn race. What is most terrifying is that their weapon is something the Djinn can't perceive. And Joanne seems to be enemy numero uno for this insane group. (ROC, Aug., 320 pp., $7.99)