Published in: 2012
Edition read: E-book
Series: 4th and final book in the Outcast season series; book 13 in the Weather Warden Universe
For millennia, Cassiel was a powerful Djinn–until she was exiled to live among mortals. Now the threat of an apocalypse looms, and Cassiel is in danger of losing everything she has come to hold dear…
As the world begins to fall apart around her, Cassiel finds herself fighting those she once called her own: the Djinn. With Weather Warden Luis Rocha and the rescued child Ibby by her side, Cassiel struggles to find a way to protect those who are in her charge and come to terms with the leadership role she never asked for.
Cassiel is opposed by Pearl–a powerful Djinn bent on raising an army of kidnapped Warden children to bring about nothing less than the end of the world. It will take everything Cassiel has to stop the Djinn from starting a war that will wipe all of humanity from the face of the earth. She knows that this might not be a battle she can survive, but protecting those she loves is worth any cost…
So at the begining of this final book, there are inconsistencies- the last book leaves off with Ibby and a friend making a break for it in the woods, then for the entire first chapter of this book, it’s Ibby and Cass and Luis- no mention of the friend (It’s eventually mentioned that Cass took her back to the rest of the wardens, but it comes quite late into the chapter- by that point, I’d noted the inconsistency, gotten annoyed, gotten frustrated, then accepted it and moved on, only to have it thrown now in my face with a flimsy explanation. Argh!)
Apart from that, the book flows on pretty great, it finally matches up with the Weather Warden series final book and events that occur in that book occur in this book. We meet up eventually with Jo and David, have a rehash of events that happened in the other books- but from Cass’s P.O.V. rather than Jo’s. There is a lot happening, and good results in the end.. it was good, but I had a few moments where it felt rushed, like the author was just trying to end the series already (I had this same issue with the final scenes in the Morganville Vampires series, where the final scenes seemed rushed and like the author was just trying to wrap things up quickly. It seems to be a trend of hers with final books in her series).
Aaand now that I’ve finally finished the final book of this wonderful world, I feel a little sad and unwilling to move onto another series. I’m going to miss learning about Cass and Luis, and by extension David and Jo, but at least there is another book being written and published next year in this world, so maybe my favourite characters might make a reappearance then?!
Unbroken rating: 8/10
Outcast Season rating: 9/10
Would I re-read it? Yes, loved reading this world and series and the characters. It was a very well established world, well crafted characters, just good fun books to read.
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the author’s other works, fans of the series, fans of paranormal romances.
Author’s website: http://rachelcainebooks.com/outcast-series