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DNF: Shadows by Paula Weston

Love. Nightmares. Angels. War. A fast-paced, compelling debut novel from a fresh new voice in YA.

It’s been 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?

I really wanted to love this book. I have had a hard time with angels in the apst but having read most of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series and loved it, I thought I’d give Shadows a chance, and I did.
I took the bold decision to abandon this book after 240 pages… thats more than halfway through the book. I really liked the main character but I just didn’t feel anything for anyone else and I didn’t care about the storyline. Unfortunately Gaby wasn’t enough to keep me going but I may read the final chapter just to make sure she’s ok. I feel really bad for giving up on this but it wasn’t working for me at all. 
The problem with angel books is that the all feel very samey to me. This felt exactly like Starcrossed and Fallen and all the other series’ out there. Starcrossed was one I read the whole way through but didn’t follow on to the next book and the Fallen series has something in it that I am drawn to. This didn’t unfortunately but thankfully I know other people who really enjoyed it. 
If you want to read some reviews by others who have enjoyed this one, or at least finished it head on over to goodreads. I know a few of my fellow bloggers said on twitter that they loved Shadows so I do seem to be in the minority with this one! One particular blogger who I know really enjoyed Shadows is Michelle over at Much Loved Books, click on the link to read her review! 

Shadows was released on January 3rd by Indigo. I would just like to take the time to say thank you to Indigo for sending this one for review, it is appreciated. 


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