Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blog Tour with Shadows by Paula Weston


Published: September 2013
Publisher: Tundra Books
Pages: 400
Copy Provided by: Publisher
Summary: 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?

Fast-paced and gripping, Shadows, the first book in the Rephaim series, is a standout paranormal romance for fans of Richelle Mead and Cassandra Clare.

Review:
As soon as Goodreads recommended Shadows to fans of Richelle Mead and Cassandra Clare, I was racing to learn more about this title.  Lucky for me, Tundra was kind enough to send me a copy of the book for review!

Shadows begins with Gaby who is a little lost and having trouble remembering everything in her old life.  What she does remember is the tragic loss of her twin brother in an accident but there are other parts of her memory missing.  If you had started reading without knowledge of the synopsis, you would think that this is a contemporary novel but it quickly picks up speed with the introduction of Rafa.  Enter a handsome dark stranger that has been seen in Gaby's dreams and things really start to take flight.  

Paula Weston pulled me in with Shadows and never let go.  I was itching to keep reading every moment I could get.  Once the action started rolling, I wanted to find out what would happen next.  Surprisingly, for a slow reader like myself, 400 pages was devoured in just a few days and I am definitely looking forward to book #2 - Haze.

At first I found that there were so many characters it was hard to keep track of them all but then they came into focus.  Ms. Weston's writing style created a clear distinction between her characters and their interactions, making them memorable for the reader.   I am eager to discover more about the Rephaim and what REALLY happened to Jude.  

As a debut novel, kudos to Paula!  Well done!  I loved it and I would recommend this title to those who enjoyed the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick and the Fallen series by Lauren Kate.  A little mystery, supernatural aspects and of course many handsome suitors for Gabe to choose from.  Thank you again to Tundra Books for allowing the Paperback Princesses to participate in the Shadows blog tour.  Please don't forget to visit our fellow bloggers listed below and feel free to leave us your comments about the book as well!

About the Author:

Paula Weston lives in Brisbane with her husband, Murray and their pets, a retired greyhound and a moody cockatiel. She reads widely, and is addicted to paranormal stories. Shadows, book one of the Rephaim series, is her first novel.

You can also follow @TundraBooks@PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #Shadows
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Next week, we will be hosting Paula Weston's North American blog tour (clickhere to see the UK one)! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for her debut novel, Shadows. Have a look at who will be bloggingin 7 days!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Don't forget to visit our giveaways on the upper right hand corner of the blog!

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