Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Release Date: June 2012
Publisher: Text Publishing
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It’s 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?
Fast-paced and gripping, Shadows, the first book in the Rephaim series, is a standout paranormal romance for fans of Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer.
Author: Asa Bailey
Release Date: July 7th 2012
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Kathy Bilic used to be a typical 19 year old NYC student. That was until she started asking too many questions. Adopted as a child, Kathy had only a vague memory of her real parents. But then visited by visions of her blood-sister Amber, Kathy is called on a journey to London. A quest to discover her family history and to save her sister from in-human forces. Unbeknown to Kathy she is being drawn in to an evil game; a game to unlock the legend of The Highgate Vampire. A legend that spans 2000 years of human and vampire existence, form the last supper of Christ, through the bloody wars of medieval Europe and on to the beating heart of London’s fashionable, underground, vampire scene.Shadows: Um, YES PLEASE. Firstly, although not mentioned, it obviously has angels. Second.... she kills demons and other hell-spawn in her dreams? Creepy, but COOL! So intrigued to learn more about Rafa and the Rephaim. And what exactly is the connection they have to Gaby's twin brother.
On her journey Kathy recruits the help of her eccentric Aunt Elizabeth along with Becky a feisty young tour guide and Antwain a hansom young vampire half-blood. The Highgate Vampire is an atmospheric, clever, sexy and truly unique vampire novel from a rising new talent.
The Highgate Vampire: I can't say I'm overly familiar with the legend of The Highgate Vampire, but this book has encouraged me to go do more research. No doubt Asa has put a unique and intriguing spin on the legend. TGV does not sound like your typical vamp read and probably for that reason especially, I'M EXCITED.
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