Love. Nightmares. Angels. War.
Shadows, the first book in The Rephaim series, is: 'Scary, sexy, suspenseful.' Claudia Gray
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. Her body has healed in the sunshine of a new town, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town and tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous.
Who is Rafa?
Who are the Rephaim?
And who is Gaby?
The truth lies in the shadows of her nightmares.
Paula Weston lives in Brisbane with her husband, a retired greyhound and a moody cockatiel. She reads widely, and is addicted to paranormal stories.
Read The Rephaim series
Book 1: Shadows
Book 2: Haze
Book 3: Shimmer
'When you're close to finishing editing a book, you’re usually ready to let it go. You know it’s as fabulous as the day you began and hopefully a little more so, but you’ve read it so many times your enthusiasm has dampened, at least for a while. Not so with Shadows. I love everything about this book: the frisson between the sassy, stubborn heroes Gaby and Rafa, the bleached-out sunscape of Pandanus Beach, the crazy velocity of the story, the satisfy-me-but-make-me-desperate-for-book-two ending. Shadows is wildly enjoyable—more so each time I read it.' Alison Arnold, editor
‘Fans in need of another angel series after finishing Lauren Kate’s Fallen series will devour Shadows, eager for the next books in the Rephaim series; there’s a heroine—Gaby—to get behind, a boy—Rafa—to fall in love with, as well as the many sides fighting to win you over (just don’t decide too early).’ Book Probe Blog
‘Shadows is a completely exciting, fast-paced debut that had me on the edge on my seat. This book has just shot straight up to my favourites shelf…Shadows is the first book of the Rephaim series and a brilliant start at that. With its gritty story and riveting ideas, this book stands out against the endless contenders in this genre. Paula Weston is an author to watch and I’m already eager to try more from her in the future.’ Realm of Fiction Blog
‘Shadows is filled with mystery, I kept trying to guess what was going to happen or what the explanation would be and I’m pleased that it was never predictable. There was also plenty of action which were fast paced and intense…Shadows ticks all the boxes when it comes to great paranormal stories and it is sure to please fans of paranormal YA fiction.’ Vegan YA Nerds Blog
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A troubled teenager learns her world isn’t what it seems in this edgy and exciting paranormal fantasy. Gaby Winters is reeling from her brother’s tragic death when a handsome stranger appears. His shocking story about her family and fallen angels thrusts Gaby into an ancient conflict beyond her imagination. The first book in Australian writer Paula Weston’s Rephaim series is a fast-paced story that blends supernatural mythology, gritty action and captivating romance.
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Great young adult style read with very Australian feel
I don't read much, but this is a great story that gently holds ones attention; easy to read, gripping, hard to put down. Romance, action, fantasy, spirituality. Love how the author has the ability to describe a scene and feeling in one sentence.
Captivating since the beginning, you're seeking for the truth with Gabe without stop. I was incapable to put it down. Extremely original and fast pacing, well written and easy to read! I'm Desperately waiting for the last one!