Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blog Tour: Review: Burn by Paula Weston

Today I'm participating in the blog tour for one my favorite authors!  Paula Weston is amazing and I am so excited to join in her blog tour for the last installment of The Rephaim series, Burn!

Burn (The Rephaim, #4)Burn (The Rephaim, #4) by Paula Weston
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Purchase: Amazon
Suddenly, Gaby remembers everything.
For a year she believe she was a backpacker chilling out in Pandanus Beach. Working at the library. Getting over the accident that killed her twin brother.

Then Rafa came to find her and Gaby discovered her true identity as Gabe: one of the Rephaim. Over a hundred years old. Half angel, half human, all demon-smiting badass and hopelessly attracted to the infuriating Rafa.

Now she knows who faked her memories, and how—and why it's all hurtling towards a massive showdown between the forces of heaven and hell.

More importantly, she remembers why she's spent the last ten years wanting to seriously damage Rafa.

My Thoughts:
I hate finishing a series.  I have avoided most if not all series enders with the exception of this one and the only reason why I read it was because I love Paula and I wanted to join her blog tour.  The reason why I hate reading the dreaded last book isn't because I think I'll be disappointed it's because I just don't want to walk away from these characters that I've spent so much time with.  It's like leaving a friend and I just can't do it!  Well I made myself read Burn, and it was everything I could have ever hoped for and so much more and I am left wanting more!!!   Simply put his book is EVERYTHING!

Burn starts off with Gaby remembering what happened ten years ago.  I loved how Paula wove in the past with the present and she let Gaby feel those memories.  I can't imagine how hard it would be to relive everything you had lost and I think Gaby was a super strong character for handling it the way she did.  The whole book was actually quite moving because we get to see how Gaby's friendships shifted after the fall out with Rafa and I think seeing what Gaby went through gave her readers a better understanding of her.  Gaby will forever be in my top favorite heroines of all time.

The story is just brilliant.  I have said that with each and every installment and this last one doesn't disappoint at all. It was filled with so many twists and turns and I just loved every minute of it!  Paula Weston is a genius and I have to say this series is by far the best angel/demon series I have ever read and I can guarantee nothing will ever come close to it.  Yes that is a bold statement but I mean it with every fiber of my being.  The Rephaim series is pure perfection and is amazeballs!!

I have to say that I loved Gaby, Jude, and Rafa.  I appreciated that The author kept the drama to a minimum between them when things went down.  I don't like a lot of angst so it was nice to see 90% of that kept in the past.  I like that Gaby let things go and lived in the moment.  Like I said pure perfection and that includes these characters!

I will say the ending was AWESOME!  I loved that twist and I found that last chapter hilarious!  This is why I want more!  I honestly can't praise this whole series enough and I want so much more!  The ending was left sort of open and well I am really hoping Paula revisits these characters.  I think there's WAY more story left that could be told.  As it stands though I think this set of stories concluded very nicely and I have no complaints whatsoever.  It was a brilliant story and Paula PLEASE write more!

Blizzard read as always with Ms. Weston!

Other books in The Rephaim series
Shadows (The Rephaim, #1) Haze (The Rephaim, #2) Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3)

About Paula
 Paula Weston lives in Brisbane with her husband, a retired greyhound and a moody cockatiel. Burn is book four in The Rephaim series after Shadows, Haze and Shimmer.
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  2. I'm really terrible at finishing series' too! I get all excited and then for some reason, when I can finally hold the books in my hands, it's like I'm afraid to find out what happens. What if it doesn't end the way I want it to? But with BURN, there was no such hesitation. And you're so right, this book was everything. All our questions answers, thrilling action scenes, and an ending that leaves the door open to return to the world of the Rephaim. I loved the book so much! Thanks for sharing your review. :)

  3. I haven't started this series yet, but I have the first book.

  4. I have these on my TBR. Hate cliffhangers so I like to read at least 2 books in a series in a row. That doesn't always happen (Harry Potter cough, cough) but I like to be immersed in the story.

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