Shimmer (The Rephaim Book III)

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Shimmer
Shimmer Tundra copy
Turkish Shimmer
Synopsis
Gaby thought her life couldn’t get more complicated.

She’s almost used to the idea that she’s not the nineteen-year-old backpacker she thought she was. She can just about cope with being one of the Rephaim – a 140-year-old half-angel – whose memories have been stolen. She’s even coming to grips with the fact that Jude, the brother she’s mourned for a year, didn’t die at all.

But now Rafa—sexy, infuriating Rafa—is being held, and hurt, by Gatekeeper demons. And Gaby has to get the bitterly divided Rephaim to work together, or Rafa has no chance at all.

It’s a race against time – and history. And it may already be too late.

I haven’t been this pumped for a series since those early Hunger Games days when I needed to get my hands on Mockingjay (and now The Rephaim series supersedes that). I love this series immensely — for the characters, the up-all-night addictive experience, the slow burn sexual tension, the secrets and mysteries and twists, the kick-arse, real-stakes action and for that unique Aussie vibe.

Inkcrush

Shimmer is another stellar instalment in this, the best Angel-themed paranormal series I’ve ever read, and it’s so much heart-palpitating fun that I don’t even mind being led back to that cliffhanger rock-face again for the ending.

Alpha Reader

I have absolutely loved reading Shimmer, and can’t praise The Rephaim series highly enough. This book won’t disappoint fans of the vivid world that Weston has created with an Australian backdrop!

Speculating on Spec Fic

Here is a story that just happens, with no tedious telling. It’s compelling. It’s fascinating. It’s a must-read for any high school student interested in fantasy.

CM Magazine

This series has all of my favourite things – gloriously entertaining romance, heart-stopping action, clever and interesting plot – all skilfully tied together with barrels of tension and emotion. It’s angels without the accompanying drone of been-there-done-that paranormal fiction.

Realm of Fiction

Shimmer is an exercise in nail biting tension…every bit as exciting and page turning in a different way. Highly recommended.

The Bookbag

Beautiful writing, witty dialogue, badass characters and an intense and richly-crafted tale, what else can you ask for? If you want an angel series that will blow your mind away, this is the one.

YA Midnight Readers

It’s not a secret that I love (and I mean LOVE!) the series as a whole or that I think that the characters are absolutely amazing….Shimmer is a great addition to an even greater series.

Reading After Midnight

It’s intelligent, addictive and really well written for an older YA audience. Simply put: it’s amazing.

Wondrous Reads

This series is one of my favourite urban fantasy reads and without a doubt – my all time favourite angel series. Shimmer is the perfect mix of action, supernatural intrigue and romance with characters I care about and love to read.

Fictional Thoughts

This is definitely a series that comes around once every few years and damn….I LOVE IT!

The Perks of Being A Book Nerd

Available:

  • Australian and New Zealand (Text Publishing)
  • United Kingdom (Indigo Books – Hachette Children’s Group)
  • Canada & United States (Tundra Books/Random House Canada)
  • Turkey (Turkish)  (Yabanci Yayinlari)
  • Everywhere else (English language): check your local book stores or try Amazon (for hard copy and kindle editions)

0 Comments

  1. Ferhat says:

    translate Turkish language?

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Ferhat,
      Not yet, but hopefully soon.
      Paula

      1. Ferhat says:

        Hi Paula?
        🙂

        1. Jillian says:

          OMG!!!! i loved haze, i bought the book but i can’t find shimmer anywhere 🙁 i’m gonna keep looking though, if you make a movie for this series, i definitely recommend, Dylan O’Brien for Rafa, or Matthew Ddario (might’ve spelled that wrong) Either way, I TOTALLY AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! in shimmer or burn does Gaby get her memories back? and also, why is it that you use these ‘ instead of ” when a character is talking? just curious! anyway, you are awesome, bokos are awesome. so therefore your books are like THE BOMB! i talk to much, anyway BYE!

          1. paulaweston says:

            Thanks Jill! Nice casting thoughts. 🙂 So glad you’re loving the series so far.

            Re your ability to find Shimmer…would I be right in assuming you are in North America? If so, you’ll be able to buy Shimmer from 8 March and then Burn on 7 June. 🙂

            And the single quotation marks are in-house style at my Australian publisher and have carried across to other editions. 🙂

            Thanks again. Hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

            Paula

  2. JENNABRANDI says:

    WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA? WHAT DID WE EVER DO TO YOU? WE HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS AFTER THE PUBLICATION DATE TO GET IT? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY I JUST WANTED AN EBOOK. I’LL GIVE YOU TWENTY DOLLARS OR MORE I JUST I JUST NEED IT NOW

    1. JENNABRANDI says:

      Seriously though, I’m in love with this series and I’m probably just going to buy the australian version even though it’ll take forever to get here. I still wish it were possible to just buy the Australian ebook version over yonder in the US of A, but, alas, we can’t always get what we want.

      1. paulaweston says:

        Hi there,
        Just to clarify, I am very fond of Americans. 🙂 The release dates of my books in the US are determined by publisher, not me – so I understand your impatience.
        But I’m glad you’re enjoying the series!
        Paula

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The Rephaim

Shadows (The Rephaim Book I) by Paula Weston
Haze (The Rephaim Book II) by Paula Weston
Shimmer (The Rephaim Book III) by Paula Weston
Burn (The Rephaim Book IV) by Paula Weston

About Me

I’m the author of the Rephaim series. The Undercurrent, a stand-alone speculative thriller set in near-future Australia, will be released by Text Publishing in August 2017.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in Brisbane with my husband.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

Paula Weston