Release Date: July 2nd 2012
Author: Paula Weston
Publisher: Text Publishing
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Booktopia | Dymocks
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary from Goodreads:It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn.
And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams—he claims a history with her brother that makes no sense. Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself and her life is only a shadow of the truth—and that the truth is more likely to be
found in the shadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly, who can she trust?
Fast-paced and gripping, Shadows, the first book in the Rephaim series, is a standout paranormal romance for fans of Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer.
I'm not a huge fan of the cover but just by looking at it, I can definitely see that the book is about angels and the golden wings actually look cool!
Everywhere I go, I see shadows following me...
Shadows is such a gripping read I thoroughly enjoy reading about. Not only is the book fast-paced (which I absolutely love), the theme of angels in this book is unique and different. Plus, the book is Aussie so I know I have to read it!
Shadows introduced me to a new world of angels and also the Rephaim. I was completely immersed in the story and before I knew it, I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to know more about everything in this world, the characters and the mysteries revolving around them. Paula Weston's writing was engaging and I absolutely adored her writing style. Her descriptions of setting was well-executed and made me feel as though I was a part of Gaby's story too. The story plot was unpredictable and Paula Weston managed to surprise me quite a few times throughout the story. The romance was just in the right proportion and I really enjoyed reading about the developing relationship between Gaby and Rafa!
Gaby is a character I really adore! I completely connected with her and understand what she is going through. Her first encounter with Rafa is absolutely memorable. I love the way they both first meet and the way they start to fall for each other. There's something so assuring about the way Rafa acts and the way he brings himself which I really love! It's so funny that Rafa likes to call Gaby 'Gabe' and Gaby often fixes him by saying that her name is 'Gaby' and not 'Gabe'! The chemistry between these two characters are amazing and not only do I love both Gaby and Rafa, I also really enjoyed reading about other characters such as Maggie and the other Rephaims. Jude, Gabe's brother is one thing I'm very curious about and I can't wait to see where the sequel brings us!
So you love books about angels? But you want something new and different? Then Shadows is absolutely the book for you! Fast-paced, engaging, gripping with amazing characters and unpredictable story plot, Shadows will introduce you to a brand new world of the Rephaim. Now you international readers don't worry! This book is published in Australia already but publishers in the US and UK have picked up the rights to publish this book so Shadows is heading your way soon! Meanwhile, I really can't wait for Haze, the sequel to Shadows!
|4 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Shadows!|
Thank you Text Publishing for the review copy!