The Rephaim

The books

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

The Rephaim extras

The Rephaim is an excellent example of everything that is amazing about YA literature.

Speculating on Spec Fic

The Rephaim series is brilliant, swoon worthy, incredibly captivating and goes from strength to strength with each instalment. Paula Weston has crafted the perfect urban fantasy slash paranormal romance series…By far the most engaging, enthralling and intense urban fantasy series in young adult today…A series to celebrate the best that Australian young adult has to offer.

Diva Booknerd

One of my all-time favourite paranormal series, and the hands-down best angel-themed out there.

Alpha Reader, Favourite Books of 2015


  1. Grace says:

    Hi I just finished reading your books and I was really sad that I finished because they were the Best AND thle most interesting books I’ve ever read in the world I would love it if you wrote a fifth one it was so amazing I want to read it all over again and again i love the drama the fighting and the suspense of the way you write. These are the best. Books ever it’s so emotional but also exiting and a big thrill love it if U write another thankyou U are one of my favourite author and these books are mind-blowing thankyou for giving me something to love when I read and love the books and really take me to pan-beach and feel the emotions the character feels thankyou

    1. Grace says:

      Sorry if my writing is a bit hard to read
      Sorry I found this story just in my libary at school and was looking for a book for my friend and then was looking for one by Jackie french for me when my eyes came over your book I’m so glad I went to the library that day otherwise I would never have picked it up and wouldn’t have known anything about it and wouldn’t have fallen in love with the characters
      I love Rafa , Gaby , ez , Taya , Zac, Jude, jasson and surprisingly Daniel but of course I can’t forget Maggie and Dani they are some of the most interesting people ever and there should be more of them all thankyou so much this is the best series ever. Thankyou

  2. Sıla says:

    Hi !
    I am writing from Turkey. I am fond of THE REPHAIM series. It is one of the most fascinating book ı have ever read. I have read so many books includng angels,vampires…etc. But this serie is so much extraordinary.
    You are such a talented author. Will there any books about The Rephaim series, the fifth one maybe?
    Thank for sharing your talent with us.

    1. Paula Weston says:

      Hi! Thank you for your very kind words. It’s always wonderful to hear from readers who enjoy the series. 🙂 I don’t have any immediate plans to write any more Rephaim books, but I love those characters and that world, so I’ll never say never! (If I did, it would probably focus on characters other than Gaby and Rafa…) Thanks again for visiting. 🙂

  3. Hi I am from pakistan and I bought your books online on kindle about a year ago… I was finished with them in three days (I didnt get a wink of sleep!!) they were totally entrancing and I couldnt even put my kindle down!! (I am pretty sure I havent felt that way about a series since Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare or Sherry thomas!)
    So I re-read your books the past two days because I needed a bit more Raffa in my life 😛 and I’m just sooooooooooooo curious about the ankida! will there be a fight? will Gabriel make them fight against Lucifer? Will Gaby and Raffa also get married? what about Dani? Will she also learn to be a fighter? what about Jess and Daniel??
    hehe sorry but I am a die hard fan!!! I made so much fan art on this series that my best friends feel like killing me [they want stuff about Mortal Instruments but thats too overdone and I feel like your book doesnt get enough recognition 🙁 ]
    so sorry for the extra long msg…. I am totally Fangirling 😛
    P.s: when can I get your books in Pakistan? I am literally dying for them 🙂

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hello! Thank you so much for this wonderful message. So many great questions! At this stage I’m working on a totally new story (a stand-alone thriller) so I don’t have any immediate plans to write about the world of the Rephaim but (as you point out) there are plenty of loose ends I can play around with at some point, which I just might! I’d love to see some of your fan art if you’d be willing to share. 🙂 (My email is I’m not sure if there will be a local edition of my books available in Pakistan but local bookstores should be able to order in the English language edition from my UK publisher if you’re keen to have hard copies (they might be a little expensive though). There are always online bookstore options that ship around the world (e.g. Amazon). Thanks again for writing – and for buying and read my series. 🙂

      1. THANKS FOR REPLYING 😛 you just made my dream come true! I would be happy to send some of my fanart but I am currently in college and the stuff is back at home 🙁 I’ll send as soon as I can!! Can I just say how awesome you are for replying to your fans comment!! you’re THE BEST!! ??

        1. paulaweston says:

          Sounds good 🙂 (And you’re welcome!)

  4. rvn says:

    Hi Paula,
    I am reading shimmer right now and i can say i love the series so far i cant wait read to burn
    love you


    1. paulaweston says:

      Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying the series. Hope you enjoy the rest of Shimmer and then Burn (and that you have Burn ready to go….) 🙂

      1. rvn says:

        oh my God! this is really you?
        I can not believe you answer me.

        1. paulaweston says:

          It’s me. 🙂 Thanks for writing.

  5. Stephanie Castro says:

    Hello, I recieved a copy of Shadows for Christmas and LOVE it so far. I’m already a superfan and I’m not even past page 41. ^_^ I don’t know why it took me so long to pick it up. So glad I finally did. I was just wondering if you could tell me the correct pronounciations for Gaby and Rafa. I want to be able to read it all correctly in my head, ya know? 🙂 But in any case, I love it and can’t wait to tackle the whole series. ^_^

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Stephanie!
      You can pronounce them anyway that works for you…in my head, they sound like ‘Gabbie’ (short sounding ‘a’) and ‘Raafa’ (long sounding ‘ah’). Hope that helps.
      Glad you’re enjoying Shadows and thanks for the message. 🙂

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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 and The Undercurrent.

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 and a retired greyhound.

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