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Thin Air by Rachel Caine

I can't believe this is the last Weather Warden book currently in print. For awhile there it started to feel like there was a limitless supply at my fingertips. But now I am forced to wait until August to continue the series and find out what happens next for Jo, David, and Lewis. I have decided Lewis needs someone. And I'm really not quite certain it should be Rahel. I think she could really put the hurt on good ole Triple-threat (all powerful, yet surprisingly fragile) Lewis. In any event, my hopes for the upcoming Gale Force include someone to help ground Lewis and some time and space for Jo and David to talk and decompress. I mean, when you're both so busy throwing yourselves in front of oncoming traffic to save each other's lives, you don't really get enough down time together, you know?

Thin Air was a refreshing change of pace from the rest of the series. Her memory (and complete identity) stolen by a demon who now looks just like her, Jo wakes up in the middle of the woods with no idea who she is or how she got there. Lewis and David quickly turn up and attempt to jog her memory. But nothing seems familiar to her and she quickly feels very ill equipped to deal with the pretty heavy emotions that start swirling around once she realizes her relationships with these two guys go way back and that it's particularly painful for them (especially David) to watch her not remember any of it.

I liked this hard reset we got on Joanne's character. In many ways it revealed what kind of person she really is when the layers of burden, grief, and guilt were removed and she was able to respond afresh to the chaos around her and the various people trying to save/love/manipulate her. She responded very well, IMO, and often very humorously. Such as when her internal dialogue runs to the, "Good grief, was I really that kind of girl?" variety. I was particularly taken with the direction her relationship with Kevin takes as that storyline has remained compelling. I hope it continues on in the next volume and that the repercussions of the events in Thin Air carry over and aren't neatly brushed aside in favor of more Utter Peril. This was a great installment and I look forward to the next.

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  1. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Now you know how the rest of us feel :-)

    Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by how Thin Air ended, i.e. it had an ending!

    And I like the phrase "hard reset". LOL.

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  2. I agree. It had a recognizable ending and I appreciated that.

    I felt like Jo needed a break from everything but couldn't see how she'd get one. The loss of memory served that purpose nicely. :)

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  3. Great review Angie--and I agree with you and Li. I liked the reset to Jo's character, the memory loss, and the ending that worked.

    Like you though, I'm slightly worried that this volume might be seen as a water-break of sorts and then pushed aside as helter-skelter action resumes. That would be a shame...but I'm optimistic.

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  4. Me, too. Got my fingers crossed and everything.

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  5. Hi Angie...I bet it was hard to stop and read other books once you started this series. *grin* Thanks for the DR link. :)

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  6. You bet, Kimberly. It was hard. Everything else felt a bit like swimming through molasses.

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