Publisher: Tundra Books
Series: Rephaim #4
Received: Received a copy from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: June 7, 2016
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Suddenly, Gaby remembers everything.
For a year she believe 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 damage Rafa.
I want to thank Penguin Random House of Canada for introducing me to such an amazing series. I have to start out by saying how upset I am that this series is over. Honestly, with how Shimmer ended, I was dreading and yet excited for this book. And I can truly say that this entire series has delivered such a punch. Readers are always surprised at what comes out and there is no way you can guess what comes next. Paula Weston has done a great job keeping her readers in suspense and not giving away too much.
This book opens with a bang, finally after so long Gaby remembers her past and why she ended up where she is. Burn answers so many questions and is still just as full of action as the rest of the series (actually let's be honest... it probably has the most action of all the books). This is what everything has been leading up to, the big showdown, and oh my gosh, the way Paula brings it all together is amazing.
I really enjoyed how Paula did the back and forth from NOW and THEN in this book, there is still a bit of a slow reveal and a build up to the past and how Gabe and Jude lost their memory, but the way Paula describes everything, readers are enthralled and need to know what will happen. This has always been a hard series to put down, but I find this book especially I needed to keep going.
I still absolutely love Gaby, even though she remembers her past and how everything ended, she doesn't go back to being that person, she has changed a lot and grown so much over the course of this series. And the way her relationship with Rafa has grown, oh I still swoon just thinking about it. The way these two came together and despite the history, they are an amazing team and it really shows.
I really enjoyed seeing more of tge relationship between Gaby and Jude as well. These two have a special bond and it really adds to the story. Paula delves even deeper into their relationship in this book.
I really don't want to speak too much about everything that happens and give away all the secrets that Paula has been keeping on hand for so long. But if this isn't a series you have picked up yet, I say rush out and buy these books and binge them. Now that the series is complete (I will miss these characters that I have spent so much time with), you will pick up one story and just want to keep going.
This has been one of the best angel series I've read in a long time. Readers will quickly fall in love with all the characters and you won't want to leave them!