Monday, September 15, 2014

Haze (The Rephaim #2) by Paula Weston

Gaby can't remember anything from the past to speak of.  She remembers Rafa and Jude.  She's been told Jude is dead and she can remember the car crash and how he became decapitated, but she's not sure it's true.  Rafa wants to go after him right away, but she's holding back a bit.  What if he doesn't remember her?  Or what if it's true he's dead?  Or what if he doesn't like her anymore?  He's her twin, but will he remember that?

Tundra Books asked me to participate in this blog tour and sent me a copy of the book to read (thank you).  The book was published September 9th, so you can get a copy now at your local bookstore.

This story is filled with angels, half-angels, demons, and other hell-raisers.  Gaby is half-angel but doesn't remember any of her skills, beliefs, or who she trusts or dislikes.  This makes it hard for her to go on with her life.  Jude's loss is a huge void.  She's both drawn to and repulsed by Rafa.  She's not sure where she is in life or where she's going.  What she does know is that she wants Rafa close and she wants Maggie, her roommate, safe.

It doesn't take long until she ends up in a fight situation with Rafa.  He's not one to back down from a challenge.  He also wants to test her abilities.  After all, she didn't even recognize her weapon from the past.  Somehow, she still knows how to use it and can fight if she needs to.  She'll need to. You have a major demon after her, Nathaniel and the Outcasts have been opposite sides for years and now must reconcile or die, and she knows you can't really trust anybody in that world.

There are a lot of characters in this story and it takes a bit to keep track of them.  They are all unique enough you can do that, but it can get confusing at points.  I like the way they can instantly transport themselves to another place.  There are times that would be a handy skill in my life.  I also like the loyalty and caring they have for each other.  They're a tough bunch that's even a bit mean, but there's a softer side to them, too.  Gaby does find her brother.  However, the last big battle at the end causes her even more grief.

I HAVE TO READ THE NEXT BOOK!  I need to know how the tale goes and I'm hoping for a happy ending.  Ms. Weston has me addicted to this series and I want more.  Do you feel the same way?

By the way, I took a test and the author has informed me this is the character I would be in her book:
He's a solid laid back angel type that is good to have at your back during a fight.  I think the test is pretty accurate and like the character chosen.

1 comment:

Denise Berube said...

looking forward to getting addicted to this series myself!