{Review} Haze by Paula Weston


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{Review} Haze by Paula WestonHaze by Paula Weston
Series: The Rephaim #2
Publisher: Tundra Books on September 9th 2014
Genre(s): Paranormal (YA)
Pages: 488

Our Rating

3 Stars

Gaby Winters' life used to be pretty normal. She lived with her best friend. She worked in a library. She was slowly getting over the death of her twin brother, Jude. And then Rafa came looking for her.

With him, her blood-soaked nightmares stopped. But now they are reality. She is one of the Rephaim - a wingless half angel, descended from the Fallen. Demons exist and they are hunting her.

She knows she's alive when she's meant to be dead. And that means maybe Jude is too. So why isn't she out there looking for him?


This book is the second in the Rephaim series, and this review will contain spoilers about the previous book.

Well, I don’t know exactly what to say about this book. I wasn’t that into it. Book apathy strikes again. I guess it is just normal second book curse, it’s full of weird filler and the actual plot doesn’t happen until the last 25%.

Haze starts about a week after Shadows ends. Rafa believes Jude is still alive and he wants to take a trip to Melbourne to try and find him. Gaby is desperate to find her brother but she holds off the trip like a bajillion times because she’s also scared. What if they find Jude and he doesn’t remember her or what if he hates her?

So there is lots of random stuff that happens to during this book before it actually gets to the point. Some bar brawls, meeting of the Outcasts that Jude and Rafa used to be part of, a random job the Outcasts do that has nothing to do with anything, a strange group of women that can trap Rephaim, demons.

And of course a lot of sexual tension between Rafa and Gabe.

The fighting was pretty awesome but felt unnecessary at points. Some new characters were introduced, including Mya, Rafa’s…ex? She’s pretty pissed that Gaby (actually she hates her) because she thinks everything that happened with Gaby and Jude disappearing is all Gaby’s fault. She’s a bit obnoxious and so, so eager to just be nasty and kick ass.

There is a ton of animosity between the Outcasts and the Rephaim and it shows, but there is still way too much that is unknown in their history and I would love some more answers. Especially the history between Rafa and Gaby. I need more!

It wasn’t a terrible book, I still enjoy the series, this book just is a standard middle series filler book.


About Paula Weston

I’m the author of the Rephaim series.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator with pH creative, where my writing involves a lot less profanity. 🙂

I also love to read, blog, cook, eat, drink and travel and tend to get passionate about human rights, ethical food production… actually, I can get passionate about pretty much anything.

I’m also a huge fan of Australian literature, fantasy/paranormal writing across books, TV and film; I love comedy; I’m a closet comic reader and TV addict; and I’m borderline obsessed with the Foo Fighters

Author: punkfarie

punkfarie lives in a virtual house of books, where she visits lands filled with knights and princesses and fairies and witches and dragons, and her best friends are vampires and zombies. Find more of her reviews at Punk’s House of Books.

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