Love. Nightmares. Angels. War.
It's been 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 theshadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly—who can she trust?
Fast-paced and wildly compelling, Shadows, the first book in the Rephaim series, is a stand-out paranormal romance for fans of Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer.
About the Author
Paula Weston is a Brisbane-based author and co-owner of a two-woman writing/design consultancy. She is an avid reader and blogger, a huge fan of Australian literature andfantasy/paranormal stories, a closet comic reader and TV addict and is borderline obsessed with the Foo Fighters. She and her husband share their home with a retired greyhound and a moody cockatiel. Shadows, the first book in the Rephaim series, is her debut novel.
‘Shadows by Paula Weston might be just another angel or nephilim book on the shelf, but there’s something identifiably different that sets it apart from the rest: it’s Australian, with a vivid Aussie atmosphere/setting and fantastic Aussie characters that you can’t help but smile or feel or be connected with as they’re so close to home (well, for those of us who are Aussie that is). Fans in need of another angel series after finishing Lauren Kate’s Fallen series will devour Shadows, eager for the next books in the Rephaim series; there’s a heroine—Gaby—to get behind, a boy—Rafa—to fall in love with, as well as the many sides fighting to win you over (just don’t decide too early).’
Book Probe Blog
‘Shadows is a completely exciting, fast-paced debut that had me on the edge on my seat. This book has just shot straight up to my favourites shelf…Shadows is the first book of the Rephaim series and a brilliant start at that. With its gritty story and riveting ideas, this book stands out against the endless contenders in this genre. Paula Weston is an author to watch and I’m already eager to try more from her in the future.’
Realm of Fiction Blog
‘Shadows is filled with mystery, I kept trying to guess what was going to happen or what the explanation would be and I’m pleased that it was never predictable. There was also plenty of action which were fast paced and intense…Shadows ticks all the boxes when it comes to great paranormal stories and it is sure to please fans of paranormal YA fiction.’
Vegan YA Nerds Blog
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.32