Publisher: Tundra Books
Release Date: March 8, 2014
Source of my copy: publisher
Series: The Rephaim #3
Gaby thought her life couldn't get more complicated.
She's almost used to the idea that she's not the teenage backpacker she thought she was. She can just about cope with being one of the Rephaim--a 139-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.
Warning: Shimmer is the 3rd book in the Rephaim series and there will be spoilers for the first two books in the series. This review is intended for readers who already read Shadows (book 1) and Haze (book 2).
I spent the last week binge reading Shadows, Haze, and Shimmer. Usually I like to take breaks in between books in a series (and read other books--preferably in a different genre) because I don't like to stay in the same world for too long. But, I made an exception with the Rephaim series, because I'm part of the blog tour and I needed to read the whole series. But, surprisingly, I didn't mind being immersed in the same world book after book because I wanted to know more and I wanted all the answers.
Shimmer was amazing. I really can go on and on about this book, and the other books in the series. After reading the first two books in the series, I've come to expect an adrenaline rush of a read in Shimmer and that was exactly what I got: crazy, kick-ass action, full of unexpected twists and turns and some secrets revealed, fully fleshed out cast of characters, a heroine I can get behind of and root for, sexy, sexy Rafa, the sexual tension between Gaby and Rafa **fans self**, and that cliff-hanger ending that was all kinds of frustrating (I took off a half-star for that because ugh). I am beyond excited for Burn, where EVERYTHING will finally be revealed--I need Burn in my eager hands yesterday!
Seriously, do not miss out on this series. It's INCREDIBLE!!