Adrenaline Crush was a very quick book. I had my doubts in regards to any character development with a book so short. When I started reading, I honestAdrenaline Crush was a very quick book. I had my doubts in regards to any character development with a book so short. When I started reading, I honestly wasn't a fan of the main protagonist, Dyna. Dyna seemed such a stereotypical adrenaline junkie. It's all about getting that rush rush rush. That is all that went in her head. Once she ended up splintering her ankle from a fall that she could have avoided if she didn't think she was indestructible, that is when the book became more interesting for me. Dyna starts going to a rehabilitation center and goes to group therapy. She meets a young war veteran with an amputated leg and they click. The only problem I had is that Dyna just recently got into a relationship with a guy. This wasn't even a love triangle, this was a cheating triangle. I do not condone cheating of any kind. How was I supposed to root for their relationship when Dyna is hurting her current boyfriend (even though he doesn't know at that time, he will). However, ignoring that, I did like the healing process for Dyna and all the other people she met during the group therapy. It was an interesting breezy quick book for me. I do think Dyna had some character development which was a pleasant surprise. I also really liked her parents and even though they were painted as stereotypical incompetent parents (tattoos, harleys, etc), they cared so much for Dyna and wanted the best for her. I do recommend this book for a quick fun contemporary read....more
Paula Weston took no time to jump right back into the action. Haze didn't suffer from a lack of action scenes. It was definitely an adrenaline pumpingPaula Weston took no time to jump right back into the action. Haze didn't suffer from a lack of action scenes. It was definitely an adrenaline pumping book. Haze literally started less than 10 days from the beginning of Shadows. I loved that. I felt like I'm experiencing what Gaby is feeling in a real timeline. The introduction of a new plot in Haze was freaking fantastic. Since I can't spoil Shadows for you, I won't be saying what it is but it is very hard for me to keep my excitement over what happened in this book. The romance between Gaby and Rafe is so natural and totally a secondary plot line. Don't fear from romances overtaking paranormal books here.
With Haze, I became even more invested in the characters and their well beings. I love Paula Weston's writing too. I'm big on visualizations so the way she describes everything without spending paragraphs on it and doing it right, as well as the dialogues; it was all done brilliantly. I never got tired reading Haze to the point of not knowing that I was in the last chapter until I flipped to read the next chapter but found out the acknowledgments page. I might have screamed a "NOOOOO" in the middle of my house. I definitely recommend The Rephaim series to paranormal fans in need of something original and unique as well as YA fans in need of something a bit more mature and interesting. I am so excited for Shimmer! Us North American citizens won't get the book until mid 2015, but it's already out in the UK (just an FYI, I might order it form The Book Depository #Sorrynotsorry). ...more