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Jul 30 2013

Haze by Paula Weston

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Rephaim series bk 2. Text, 2013. ISBN 9781922079923.
(Age: 15+) Recommended. The second in the Rephaim series sees Gaby Winters beginning to come to terms with the fact that she is one of the Rephaim, the wingless half-angels who have supernatural powers. She still can't remember the life that she once had as the Rephaim's best fighter and she is desperate to believe that her twin brother Jude, might be alive. And then there's Rafa, who was the one who came looking for her and changed her quiet life in a seaside town.
This series is one of the better ones that focus on angels and is sure to delight readers who enjoy this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it because like the first in the series, Shadows, it was a combination of exciting action and character development. Gaby is a feisty heroine who although she cannot remember her past life, begins to act as the leader that she is. Maggie is a great best friend, and the romance between Rafa and Gaby is fraught with complications that add to the tension. The action and fight scenes were thrilling and the mystery surrounding Jude and Gaby continues to confound.
What makes it a standout read in this genre is the clever writing, with witty dialogue and a believable cast of characters. It is not a slow middle book in a series but certainly packs a punch with its action packed scenes, sword fighting and tension surrounding the twins.
Pat Pledger

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