Friday, 17 July 2015

Review: BURN (Rephaim #4) by Paul Weston

Burn (The Rephaim, #4)BURN

Author: Paula Weston
Series: The Rephaim
Pages: 432
Publisher: Text Publishing
Release date: 24th June 2015

Synopsis (Goodreads) The final book in The Rephaim series. Due out in June 2015 for Australia/New Zealand; August 2015 for UK; and June 2016 for US/Canada.

Gaby remembers everything. 
For a year she believed 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 hurt Rafa.

Review: 5 out of 5 stars

Have you ever read a series that you never wanted to end, for me its The Rephaim series by Aussie author Paula Weston. I honestly don’t enjoy angel/demon books – more the angel aspect but this series has been amazing and Burn is so far my number one favourite book for the year! I am completely and utterly satisfied with the ending but also so sad that it has all come to an end.

The last book ended on a huge cliff-hanger so the wait has been excruciating! I don’t want to give away any spoilers at all, this is a series you need to read from book one to fully grasp what has happened, to appreciate the wonderfully developed characters and to enjoy the fabulous world that Paula Weston has created.

Gaby/Gabe is a complete badass, the life she has lived for the past year has been completely fabricated and she is now beginning, along with her brother Jude to understand why. Her memories were planted and she remembered nothing of her old life until Rafa {swoon} re-appeared in her life.

It has been a huge mystery what had happened between Rafa and Gaby and I was completely shocked! I knew it would be something big but I could never guess and I was quietly devastated but also a little more smitten by the revelations (a little vague but if you read you’d understand why). Told in a series of flashbacks it was nice to get their ‘complete’ history.

The romance hasn’t played a huge role in this book but the chemistry and the attraction has been off the charts! I love the interactions between all of the characters and there are quite a few of them.

The world-building in the Rephaim series has been top notch and completely flawless - Burn takes us on a journey of the imminent attack on Pan Beach by demons and the preparations for the brewing violence. The mystery, intrigue and the politics have been a secret throughout and I never quite knew what was going to happen, the element of surprise has kept everything interesting. The fast-paced action packed plot is filled with a lot of destruction and with the appearance of Semyaza and the 200, it was great to see it all play out in their final battle.

Paula Weston’s writing is fantabulous! Burn is a book that I couldn’t put down; it was amazing – the revelations, angel politics, great characters; each with unique and likeable personalities and the romance kept me wanting more.

I can’t offer enough praise for Burn and the Rephaim series, it has been an amazing ride and I am devastated it has come to an end! I can’t wait to see what Paula Weston comes up with next, I’m certain it will be just as amazing.

Paula WestonAbout the author

I'm the author of the Rephaim series.

I'm also an avid reader and blogger, a huge fan of Australian literature and fantasy/paranormal stories, a closet comic reader and TV addict...and I'm borderline obsessed with the Foo Fighters.

All images/blurb/author details etc. have been copied from GoodReads

Shadows (The Rephaim, #1) Haze (The Rephaim, #2) Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3)


  1. I'm so happy to hear that this ending was such a huge success for you, Sharon. I love these characters so much, so I want nothing but a fabulous ending for everyone. :)
    I can't wait to get to it!
    Great review!

  2. Love the sound of the badassery and the chemistry between the two

  3. She owed it to you after the cliffie. ;) I'm glad you really enjoyed this ending. When they are all out, it might be safe for me to venture into reading the series. :)

    1. Oh I just realized you are the author! LOL Congraites! I guess my comment doesn't make sense. I can tell you, I am curious about this but after the last book comes out. Me and cliffies don't get along. :D

  4. LOL, wow, you convinced me. Sounds amazing.

  5. It is always enjoyable to read this 4 series book. And I do agree it has reached the peak and should stay there. It's hard to out it down much as I want to. It's truly an amazing novel all 4 rolled into one. I enjoyed each one just needing to know what happens. Lovely and definitely not to be missed.


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