Deadly, Sexy, Non-Stop Action | Shadows by Paula Weston

The Rephaim #1
Paula Weston
Publication Date: July 2, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
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?
What can I say about Shadows? 

It's sexy, it's deadly, it's intriguing, it's non-stop action. And it didn't pull up any punches on conversations and raw emotions. 

Gaby was living a quiet life in Pan Beach, trying to move on from the accident that claimed her twin brother. A quiet life... until she dreamed of blood, gore and mayhem where she was wielding a katana beside a handsome familiar stranger and proceeded to share that dream with the internet.

And suddenly that quiet life was shattered and it may not have been real at all.

What happened that fateful night? 

Was there really an accident or something else happened? Who took Gaby's memories away and replaced them with a false life she supposed she had lived?

When the possibility that the car accident didn't happen at all came up, I guessed that Jude, her twin brother, might be alive and that he faked everything, including planting false memories, to protect Gaby and let her live a free life. Away from angels, demons and Rephaim. I thought that one character was Jude in disguise but that speculation died when that character was revealed to be a cousin.

Betrayal, love, friendship, trust and impending apocalypse. 

It all boils down to that time when Gaby and Jude were together after a decade of not talking to each other. What really happened?

And my goodness, that effing tension between Gaby and Rafa. Shit.

Ayanami Faerudo

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