Expected publication date: 03/01/13 (UK)GoodReads Summary: It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn.
And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams—he claims a history with her brother that makes no sense. Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself and her life is only a shadow of the truth—and that the truth is more likely to be
found in the shadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly, who can she trust?
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Shadows is an enjoyable read that's targeted at older YA readers. The characters are 18+ years old, they swear, and there are some pretty steamy moments.
Despite being thrust into a strange world Gaby is a snarky mc with some great lines. She loves reading and works in a library that's connected to a coffee shop. Talk about every bookworms dream job, right?!
I absolutely adored Gaby's best friend Maggie and her boyfriend Jason. Maggie is the kind of friend you'd want by your side, she never once -not even when some shocking revelations are revealed- turns her back on Gaby. Making her an awesome bf in my books. Moving on to Jason. Wow. What a sweet and caring guy. I have to admit that most of the time I was gravitating more towards him than Rafa.
While I found the banter between Rafa and Gaby to be entertaining, I didn't really get the romance. As soon as Rafa appears Gaby is drawn to him, and I couldn't understand why. Sure he's attractive and seems to know about her brother Jude, but why after all this time (since her brothers death to be precise) of not being interested in guys is she interested all of a sudden? I guess what I'm trying to say is that if the romance had been slowly drawn out I think I would have enjoyed it more.
Shadows is set in Australia, a country I've always wanted to visit. Not only does Weston take angel lore and make it her own, but she also does an incredible job of making the story unpredictable. Every time I thought I knew something I was proved wrong, there were some great plot twists and the ending left me wanting more.