Shadows

Shadows  - Paula Weston This was an odd read for me. I couldn't put it down and read it almost in one sitting. I just didn't love it though. It's one of those books that's fun to read but you wouldn't want to read it again. I think my opinion is a bit skewed because I've finished [b:Haze|15765699|Haze (The Rephaim, #2)|Paula Weston|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1365437783s/15765699.jpg|21469797] and [b:Shimmer|18211884|Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3)|Paula Weston|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1404186213s/18211884.jpg|25634116] was a DNF. I can't help but look at this book with the other two in mind as they were both underwhelming to say the least.

But don't get me wrong, the story was as interesting one....

Gaby has reoccurring nightmares about her and a stranger fighting demons and hellhounds. One day this stranger shows up in her town and all hell breaks lose. She can't figure out if he's a friend or a foe. Then other strangers begin to show up and Gaby is under a constant threat by people that all claim to know her. The problem is that she's never seen these people before in her life...


My problem is that I didn't connect very well with the characters. I did like Rafa and I found myself reading this mostly to find out what was going on with him. I also kept waiting for something exciting to happen. I just knew the author was setting us up for something major and that's why I kept reading on. But there were no heart stopping moments and not even any "ohhhh and ahhhhs". It was bland with a promise for more.

I guess I just feel lead on and a bit cheated.....

I did love the atmosphere in this story. The setting was in a beach town, which made me feel at home because I'm a major beach bum. I'm not familiar with Australia (the location in the book) but there were a lot of little cute things in the story like....

"Shit!" Rafa's voice is sharp. Simon slams on the brakes. A wallaby is standing in the middle of the dirt track, eyes glassy in the bright headlights. Mesmerized, and measuring us".


I think I'll finish this review off with an extremely awkward wallaby gif. That is a wallaby, right?