Today on WinterHaven Books I am excited to participate in the blog tour for Haze by Paula Weston! I am a huge fan of Ms.Westons and I am honored to be on this tour! For my stop I have my review to share with you and also a fun character badge!
Haze (The Rephaim #2) by Paula Weston
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release Date: September 9, 2014
"But what if we can’t find Jude?"My Thoughts:
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.
Haze was definitely one of my most anticipated sequels of 2014. After reading Shadows I could not wait to get my hands on this book and see what would happen to Gaby. Haze while leaving me with even more questions did not disappoint and has definitely left me wanting more.
Haze starts off pretty much where Shadows left off. If you haven't read Shadows in awhile you might need to refresh your memory like I did because the story doesn't stop much to explain what is going on. I actually appreciated this because I have found that most sequels spend the first few chapters rehashing what happened in the previous novel and honestly I feel like it's a waste of good pages. In Haze we are thrown right into the intense storyline and I loved it.
Okay so I have to talk about all the unanswered questions. Shadows left me with a lot of questions. I mean we find out that Gaby is not who she thinks she is and everyone knows about her past, but won't tell her anything. Plus we also learned that Jude might be alive. When I picked this up I thought I would have at least a handful of my questions answered in the first half of the book, but well I was wrong. Really only one question gets answered and it takes a long time to get that answer. Now normally this would have bothered me, but this story was just too good! Paula Weston managed to weave a very intricate story into an incredible world that totally left me breathless. I didn't need answers I just wanted more words from her. Now will this feeling last if the next book doesn't cough up some answers probably not because I will be frustrated, but for this sequel I was content enough to sit back and just read the amazing adventures and know that in time I will get my answers.
The characters also helped me forget my questions. I love Rafa, Gaby, Maggie, and Jason. They are just an awesome group of characters that have me in the palm of their hands. I literally hang on their every word! Rafa oh where do I begin! I can't wait to really see him let loose on Gaby and I can't wait to see where they end up. I am almost terrified for them, but I can't wait to read that scene. Mya and Daniel aren't on my favorite list but I am really curious to know what their storylines actually are. Ms. Weston has crafted some beyond interesting characters that have me wanting to find my own crew just like them!
So this series is still my top favorite Angel series of all time. It is unique and wonderful that hasn't let me go. Haze ends in a cliffhanger that I won't lie is painful so I am dying to get my hands on the third book Shimmer!!! If you are looking for angels look no further this book is for you!
As part of the tour each blogger filled out a character quiz and then were rewarded with a badge. This badge shows us which character we are most alike! I am thrilled to be Team Ez! She is a fierce fighter and I would love to be her anytime!
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