Suddenly, Gaby remembers everything.
For a year she believe she was a backpacker chilling out in Pandanus Beach. Working at the library. Getting over the accident that killed her twin brother.
Then Rafa came to find her and Gaby discovered her true identity as Gabe: one of the Rephaim. Over a hundred years old. Half angel, half human, all demon-smiting badass and hope
And here's a sneak peek at early chapters: https://paulaweston.files.wordpress.c...
This is my current work-in-progress, due out in mid 2015. I wasn't planning on rating it, but someone gave it 1 star (which seems odd since it's not even written) and that one star was driving me a little nuts on my Goodreads author dashboard... ...more
This book has left me (like all the books in the series) with a fluttering feeling in my heart, like the touch of an angel's wings - such a perfect ending to an even more perfect story!
I just fell in love. For the fourth time. With this series. With these characters. I can’t read anything else, all I want is to stay lost in this story for just a little bit more. As it seems, all my reading can never prepare me from the feeling I get when I reach the last page in a series, when I read the ver ...more
*This review is spoiler-free for the entire series. Spoilers are hidden in spoiler tags*
It is Paula Weston's fault that I haven't done anything productive lately. Yup that's right, I'm putting ALL the blame on her. I've been stuck inside this world that Weston's created and just can't seem to get out. SEND HELP.
So. If you haven't heard of/read The Rephaim series, I highly recommend you reconsider all your life choices and ask yourself: what am I doing with m ...more
And acutally, I can’t believe I’m even saying that, cuz one of the revelations in this book really, really pissed me off and disappointed me.
(view spoiler)[All my spoilers are real spoilers - don't read it unless you've already read the book! (view spoiler)[Seriously, don't ruin it for yourself!
(view spoiler)[ You know, I had been coming up with all kinds of crazy theories in my head of why Gabe didn't leave the Sanctuary ...more
For three books now, we h ...more
It is becoming increasingly rare that I thoroughly enjoy the last book in a series. I feel that a lot are rushed these days to meet hype (cough, Allegiant, cough). Weston has summed up this series perfectly though. Burn is a fast paced, action packed novel with a very satisfying ending.
Burn opens with Gaby and Jude finally remembering everything they lost a year ago. ...more
Great chemistry between Rafa and Gaby
Honestly, other than one plot device seriously pissed me off, this whole series is addictive, read more like an adult uf/pnr. Highly recommended!
And it kind of helped because this book was the hardest of them all on Gaby as she reconciles who she is now with who she was as Gabe and what all comes with that. Especially where it concerns ...more
And, here it is. Burn.
But, now that I actually do have all the answers to my questions, answere ...more
The Rephaim series has been phenomenal. From it's characters to it's vivid locations, Paula Weston has created a stellar series that infuses angel lore with charismatic and relatable characters who are brilliantly flawed. But above all else, it's incredibly entertaining, the story gathering pace with each book and Burn definitely did not disappoint. Once again we're transported back to Pandanus Beach, the fictional Australian seaside town where the two seg ...more
I must say, I’ve kind of had a lucky streak with good books this year. In the previous weeks I’ve been gushing every now and then about books I really liked but The Rephaim is actually right up there in my personal hall of fame with other beloved series like The Others and Harry Potter.
Do you know the feeling when you try your best to avoid finishing a book? When you keep going back to scenes you really liked and reread them over and over again? You know, ...more
Burn by Paula Weston is the final book in the Rephaim series and I have been waiting, waiting, waiting to get to read this book. I have loved it since Jaime told me about Shadows, book one. If you haven’t started this series (WHAT??) go get Shadows now. Then pick up the other three so you can read all of them back to back. For those that have not yet read this book, or potentially any of the others, you may not want to continue reading this review. I am going to do ...more
I did not want to read this book, and at the same time I’ve been dying to read this book! Yes, the epic struggle every reader must face as they come to the end of a favourite series – when we want to find out what happens, but don’t want the adventure to end. So perhaps the highest compliment I can pay to Ms Weston is a conflicting one; when I say I absolutely loved this book, ...more
I am not sure what I liked best about this book (and the whole series), it might have been the fast paced story, which kind of grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. Or it could have been the characters ...more
Things I liked the most:
♥ Plot. I was impressed by the consistency of the plot. The story was quite complicated and still there were no apparent plot holes. Everything from the previous three books came together beautifully.
♥ Character development. All characters grew in one way or another.
Gaby managed to combine all aspects of her life before she lost her memories with who she was during the year with Maggie.
The Sanctuary Rephaim and the Outcast grew to the point ...more
I don’t believe that “disappointing readers” is a phrase that belongs in Paula Weston’s vocabulary. Finales can be a hit or a miss depending on how the stories are wrapped up and while I was a little nervous going into Burn, I had no doubt that the author was going to do these characters justice. I was right. Burn was everything that I could ask for in a series ending – it wrapped up all the loose ends, answered all our questions, and left readers with a contented sigh.
For the entirety of this s ...more
I did find myself wondering why they still read as teens when they're 130+ years old. Gaby's excuse the first three books is lack of memory, ...more
It does everything just right - the action, the suspense, the romance and the resolution.
Thanks Ms Weston, it's awesome.
Update 2nd August. My review is now posted at Reading Time, and bonus, there's a link to a Q and A I did with author, Paula Weston.
Paula worked as a print journalist for many years before becoming a government media and communication specialist. Today she also co-owns a two-woman communication and design agency.
She g ...more
Other books in the series
Rafa’s mouth quirks. ‘I know what you need.’
‘In your dreams.’ I know where this is going: it’s been the same banter for about five decades now. Usually he saves it for an audience.
‘In my dreams, Gabe, you end up slick with sweat and moaning.’
‘I have food poisoning?’
He laughs, a beer halfway to his lips. Condensation drips from the bottle. He’s completely at ease here: three-quarter cargoes, frayed t-shirt, bare feet. ‘I’m just saying that if you need distracting, I’m your man.’
‘If I wanted to go places everyone else has been, Rafa, I’d take a trip to Disneyland.’
He leans in closer. ‘Yeah, but don’t you want to know why everyone loves Space Mountain?”
"Because I know you. Because I've seen the best and the worst of you. Because of everything we've been through in the last hundred and thirty-nine years and what we've been through since you found me in the bar. God, because I want to move forward."
"Yea, but --"
"Because I love you, you idiot!”