Official Stuff –
Author – Paula Weston
Pages – 419
Publisher – Text Publishing
Series – The Rephaim Series
“But what if we can’t find Jude?”
He leans closer. His breath is warm on my ear. “We will.”
“How can you be so sure?” I want to believe him so badly, but this is Rafa. The guy who’s all action and no plan. His smile is tired, knowing. An echo of a shared past I don’t remember.
“Because I’m not smart enough to give up, and you don’t know how to.”
Gaby Winters’ nightmares have stopped but she still can’t remember her old life. Still can’t quite believe she is one of the Rephaim—the wingless half-angels who can shift from place to place, country to country, in the blink of an eye. That she was once the Rephaim’s best fighter. That demons exist. That Rafa has stayed.
But most of all, she can’t quite believe that her twin brother, Jude, might be alive.
And Gaby can’t explain the hesitancy that sidetracks the search for him, infuriates Rafa, and sends them, again, into the darkest danger.
My Rating – 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing on behalf of Text Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This book is the second in the Rephaim series and this review will contain spoilers about the previous book.
Well, I don’t know exactly what to say about this book. I wasn’t that into it. Book apathy strikes again. I guess it is just normal second book curse, it’s full of weird filler and the actual plot doesn’t happen until the last 25%.
Haze starts about a week after Shadows ends. Rafa believes Jude is still alive and he wants to take a trip to Melbourne to try and find him. Gaby is desperate to find her brother but she holds off the trip like a bajillion times because she’s also scared. What if they find Jude and he doesn’t remember her or what if he hates her?
So there is lots of random stuff that happens to during this book before it actually gets to the point. Some bar brawls, meeting of the Outcasts that Jude and Rafa used to be part of, a random job the Outcasts do that has nothing to do with anything, a strange group of women that can trap Rephaim, demons.
And of course a lot of sexual tension between Rafa and Gabe.
The fighting was pretty awesome but felt unnecessary at points. Some new characters were introduced, including Mya, Rafa’s…ex? She’s pretty pissed that Gaby (actually she hates her) because she thinks everything that happened with Gaby and Jude disappearing is all Gaby’s fault. She’s a bit obnoxious and so, so eager to just be nasty and kick ass.
There is a ton of animosity between the Outcasts and the Rephaim and it shows, but there is still way too much that is unknown in their history and I would love some more answers. Especially the history between Rafa and Gaby. I need more!
It wasn’t a terrible book, I still enjoy the series, this book just is a standard middle series filler book.