My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Publisher: Tundra Books
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Action, Angels & Demons
Gaby Winters’ life used to be pretty normal. She lived with her best friend. She worked in a library. She was slowly getting over the death of her twin brother, Jude. And then Rafa came looking for her.
With him, her blood-soaked nightmares stopped. But now they are reality. She is one of the Rephaim – a wingless half angel, descended from the Fallen. Demons exist and they are hunting her.
She knows she’s alive when she’s meant to be dead. And that means maybe Jude is too. So why isn’t she out there looking for him?
It’s pretty crazy that I find this series *too* fast-paced. I literally have to will myself to slow down as I’m reading because, the faster I read, the less I’ll remember about the book when I finish it.
In HAZE, the sequel to SHADOWS, Gaby and her crew are looking for Jude, her twin brother presumed dead. Except, they don’t think he died after all, seeing that Gaby’s memories cannot be trusted.
I liked this a little more than the first book to be honest. It would be great if this series got better with every volume, because that would mean after the fourth book I’ll be in love with this series.
I’m still not too fond of the characters in this series, but I feel as if this sequel permitted me to understand them better, especially Rafa. Not fan of the romance, again, but that is definitely because of how the relationship between Rafa and Gaby began. Maybe when she gets her memories back, my opinion will change?
Gaby gets stronger in this. Obviously, in SHADOWS, she just learned she was a descendant of fallen angels, so she wasn’t too skilled at defending herself. Sadly, she’s still unable to shift – which is the angels’ way of transportation by choice – but that can come in time. Lazy group. No, but really, I would love to be able to materialize myself wherever, whenever.
I’ve already started SHIMMER and I foresee a lot of action as well.
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