Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Haze by Paula Weston

The Rephaim #2
"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.

I received this book from Netgalley for review. And to be honest, a gift, library or giveaway was probably the only way I would continue this series. After reading the last book I was left feeling kind of 'meh' about this series. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it enough to be super excited about finishing the series.

I will admit that it is a very different and unique take on Fallen Angels and Nephilim, but they call themselves 'Rephaim' for a reason I can't remember that was mentioned in the first book. It's not poorly written, and most of  the characters aren't that bad. It's just that sometimes the story felt really slow and a little dull. We spend all of the first book doing what I remember was a whole lot of nothing, other than Gaby coping with the information that she's not the college backpacker she thought she was, who just lost her twin brother, but a half angel who's brother is actually alive. Then we spend what was most of this book watching them decide what to do next.

Thankfully they finally moved forward in finding out where Jude, Gaby's brother, is and bringing him into the loop. But still it didn't feel like a whole lot happened, and nothing more got solved just more questions to ask about what's going on and what the snarf Gaby and Jude were up to a year ago.

I hope that in the next book some of their old memories start to come back, and some of those questions that I want answered are answered.