Author: Paula Weston
UK Publisher: Orion
UK Release Date: January 3rd 2013
Summary: Love. Nightmares. Angels. War. A fast-paced, compelling debut novel from a fresh new voice in YA.
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 the shadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly - who can she trust?(less)
Review: Where do I start? I could be here for hours, days and months talking about this book and all it's glory. I'm here to tell you why Shadows by Paula Weston is one of the best YA novels I have ever read.
After reading this book I'm on cloud nine, emotional wreck and In shock. All good things that make up a fantastic YA novel. The plot is beyond spectacular, wiping memories, fallen angel spawn, archangels, blood, fighting, sexual tension all in a neat package that will fly off the shelves. This story literally kept me on my toes, it had my brain working overtime thinking about all the possibilities this story could head and Paula made a fantastic job of it. I found myself when I wasn't even reading the novel thinking about it.
You can defiantly tell Paula has done her research. So much detail has been put into this book about Angels and it never got boring. It never dragged on, it always kept me interested and excited.
The characters in this novel have stood out so much to me. Gabriella. Now she is a character I could read pages after pages about. Paula has written her in such a awesome and captivating way I could barely put the book down.
There is Rafa one heck of a lead male. The sexual tension that exudes him is unbelievable. I found myself blushing at his words. His mysteriousness is what makes his character so intriguing. He's done something to Gabriella and I need to find out what... Paula has written his character perfectly.
This skilfully craft novel contains some history, mysticism, mystery, intrigue, humor and romance in a neat package that is not just entertaining but challenges your mind and imagination. So many twists and turns. So many revaluations and jaw dropping moments. Angels never got old and thanks to Paula they keep getting better and better. If you loved the action and love/hate relationships of Cassandra Clare's City of bones then this is a angelic book for you. Bring on Haze.