September 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Haze


Haze, by Paula Weston

Haze (The Rephaim, #2)
Series: The Rephaim #2.
Pages: 448.
Publisher: Tundra Books.
Published Date: 9/9/14.

""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."

About the Author:

New_Paula WestonFor my day job, I’m a self-employed writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity. :)

I also love to read, blog, cook, eat, drink and travel and tend to get passionate about human rights, ethical food production… actually, I can get passionate about pretty much anything.

I’m also a huge fan of Australian literature, fantasy/paranormal writing across books, TV and film; I love comedy; I’m a closet comic reader and TV addict; and I’m borderline obsessed with the Foo Fighters.

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My Review:

The characters, the world, and the story in Shadows engulfed me completely; it was fascinatingly beautiful, but also dark and strange at the same time. Putting it down before devouring it entirely, was one of the hardest things to do.

Because of this, and my slight obsession with angels (which seems to never get fulfilled), I was dying to finally get the chance to read Haze!

Haze takes off, exactly where Shadows ends; its only been a week since Gaby was discovered by the man in her dreams, since she found out who she really was, that her memories were all actually fake, and that her dead brother, Jude, might not be...all that dead.

*I'm going to try and keep the next part as spoiler free as possible, for those of you who haven't read the first book in this series...which...I don't know why you haven't yet!*

Haze follows Gaby, Rafa, Maggie and Jason, through the search for Jude, the battle with Hellions and Demons, and the tension with Daniel, Taya, and Mya. Besides fighting the dark side, looking for her brother, and trying to rediscover her old self, Gaby is also trying to understand her relationships with with Rafa, then and now.

The story was completely action packed, and no moment was ever dull or boring. While we did get a few small tastes of romance here and there, Haze mainly focused on the task at hand, finding Jude, staying safe, and completing their purpose.

As some of you already know, I'm a sucker for a good romance, but I liked that this book didn't completely focus on it. I liked that we were given a few hints throughout the book, but it never overshadowed the actual story.

Besides the amazing fight scenes (both in the bar and out), and the crazy, mind blowing, heartbreaking ending, I loved the relationships some of the characters had. Gaby and Rafa's relationship is there, but also it isn't. They don't really know what they want, or at least don't know how to approach each other about it. I liked that it wasn't insta-love.

Gaby and Maggie's friendship was truly amazing. Gaby doesn't really have a family, but she found one inside of Maggie. It's absolutely incredible how much these two care and look out for each other.

Then Maggie and Jason's relationship! While we don't get to know too much detail about what's going on between these two cuties, we do get a few glimpses now and then. Both truly care about one another, and even with all these craziness going on around them, they make sure to still have time to themselves, and show a little affection.

Overall I loved Haze! For the reasons I mentioned, and for a lot more reasons I can't mention because they'll give too much away! I'm already dying to read Shimmer, especially with the way Haze ended! If you haven't gotten the chance to read these books, drop everything, and do it!

Which Character Am I:

After taking the character quiz, I learned that I'm most like Ez! She's so kick ass and hardcore! I loved her so much, and I hope to see more of her in the third installment!


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  2. Ooooo! This book sounds good. The premise somewhat reminds me of Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins, which I love! I can't wait to read this sometime.

    Carly @ <a href=">Books and Etc</a>

    1. Sorry I keep on deleting these comments. I keep on messing up the link to my blog!



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