Blast from the past blowing through…

Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1)
by Rachel Caine

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Read in 2015 and never continued the series. My review from back then:

Interesting and different plot idea. The four elements are manipulated by wardens with magic abilities. Our heroine is a weather warden, capable of manipulating air and water. She is a fugitive, running for having murdered someone. She bears a demonic taint and is pursued by evil forces, creating a malevolent storm, tracking her every movement.

The main storyline is interspersed with flashbacks of her previous life, providing some world building, giving her a backstory and slowly catching up to the current plot.

Not bad, but not as gripping as I thought, based on the book blurb and not as funny and snarky as I expected, after reading a short story set in the same universe. And why do the wardens have to manipulate the weather at all?

I am not so happy about the instalove either. I liked the story and the characters, but it did not grip me. I would not mind reading the next book in the series, but all in all this was meh, despite the good writing.