Published by Tundra Books on October 3rd 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
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.
Check out my review for book one Shadows by Paula Weston
The search for Jude continues. After learning that the life she remembers is nothing but a lie, Gaby Winters remains hopeful that her twin brother, Jude, is still alive somewhere. But her real life as a Rephaim isn’t easy, especially when demons are out relentlessly hunting her. With conflict on all sides, Gaby must be ready for new challenges on the horizon.
Haze is the second book in The Rephaim series. It is a fairly good sequel and I liked it a little better than Shadows. The main issues I had with the first book did, disappointingly, end up popping up again in Haze. My biggest issue was that secrets, ones that seem important, are continually withheld from Gaby. Rafa, the obvious love interest, never really tells her anything when she asks, brushing the conversation off every single time. He probably has his reasons, but it would make things easier to fill her in with something. Secondly, the whole fantasizing about Rafa undressing her was brought up like three or four times. Come on, Gaby, I get it. You think he’s hot, but please focus elsewhere. It took me a long time to finish reading because honestly it didn’t start getting interesting until after the 50% mark.
Despite what I didn’t like, I still think Haze is a good read and since I own the other two books I will continue on until the end. Not much is learned in Haze, so I still need answers and I hope they will be worth the time. Plus I need more lasting demon action.