Burn (The Rephaim Book IV)

(Final in the series)

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Gaby remembers everything.

For a year she believed she was a backpacker chilling out in Pandanus Beach. Working at the library. Getting over the accident that killed her twin brother.

Then Rafa came to find her and Gaby discovered her true identity as Gabe: one of the Rephaim. Over a hundred years old. Half angel, half human, all demon-smiting badass—and hopelessly attracted to the infuriating Rafa.

Now she knows who faked her memories, and how—and why it’s all hurtling towards a massive showdown between the forces of heaven and hell.

More importantly, she remembers why she’s spent the last ten years wanting to seriously hurt Rafa.

Read a teaser

Burn is everything I expected from the final instalment of The Rephaim, a brilliantly plotted novel where action, romance, and intrigue come together to create magic.

Speculating on SpecFic

It was amazing. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I loved it.


Deeply satisfying conclusion to the stellar Rephaim series, one of my favourite angels and demon tales ever.

Christine Bongers (author of Intruder)

This friends is how you finish a series. Urban fantasy doesn’t get any better.

Pauline, Riverbend Books (Brisbane)

If you are a fan of superbly written, action-packed fiction with interesting, brilliantly flawed characters – look no further than Paula Weston’s Rephaim series. This is a series you won’t want to put down!

Fictional Thoughts

I’ve loved everything about this series, and the finale was exactly what I wanted. Secrets revealed, lies exposed, romance galore and second-chances. I’m going to miss this world and these characters so damn much, but I thank Paula Weston for gifting readers this epic rollercoaster of a ride.

Alpha Reader

This series is ADDICTIVE!


Burn does right by its readers. All plots are brought together well. They are tied up beautifully, with emotion and affection.

Reading Time (The Children’s Book Council of Australia)

Burn is a thrilling, page-turning ending to a brilliant series by the talented Australian author, Paula Weston. From beginning to end, I could not put this book down.

Marianne Curley (author of Avena series)

You know that the final book in a series is good when the first thing you want to do after finishing it is to read all of the books over from the beginning so it doesn’t feel over. Burn does just that. I loved every second of it.

Brittany’s Book Rambles

This is an excellent conclusion to a series that I have absolutely loved. Angels mythology set on the Australian coastline? Familiarity of landscape alongside the wonders of the paranormal world? Never thought I would see it done so well…Yeah I enjoyed the hell out of this.

Riffle (Missus B)

It’s fitting Paula Weston’s Rephaim series should wrap up with a finale of biblical proportions. What else would you expect from the wonderfully written story of half-angel, demons, love, passion and prophecy?

Adelaide Advertiser

If you’ve read the previous The Rephaim books you won’t be disappointed in this conclusion. And if you haven’t: read them now because they’re awesome.

Books for a Delicate Eternity

 As with its three predecessors Shadows, Haze and Shimmer it was completely un-put-downable and I finished it within a day. Jam-packed with action, suspense, romance, classic Aussie humour, and an ending that tied together all the loose ends and rounded out the series perfectly.

All About UF

Officially experiencing major book hangover. I WANT MOOOORE. *cries* Hands down one of my all time favourite series.

YA Midnight Reads

This much-anticipated finale to the Rephaim series is an excellent conclusion, tying together all the ends and bringing the epic battle that I had hoped for.

Tea in the Treetops

I can’t offer enough praise for Burn and the Rephaim series, it has been an amazing ride and I am devastated it has come to an end!

Obsession With Books

The end of one jam packed, actiony, kick-arse, punch in the face YA series. It’s all over and now I’m sad because there are no more Rephaim books to look forward to. A great ending to a great series that won’t leave you disappointed.

Dymocks Chermside (Brisbane)


  • Australia 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)


  1. Ari says:

    Oh, you definitely know how to tease us! God, I need Gaby’s memories right now! Is it June yet?

    And dear Gaby,
    Please don’t hurt Rafa. We both love him madly.

  2. Gungor says:

    Hi i read all of your book in 2 days and i love it please tell me this isn’t the last book. I want to keep reading Gaby and Rafa 😉

    1. paulaweston says:

      Burn is the last book in the Rephaim series, but I do love writing these characters, so who knows what might happen down the track. I have some other stories I want to first though. 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying the series!

  3. Terry says:

    I love this series so much, and having just spent the day with Shimmer and the gang, (yup, I spent a fortune to get it shipped to Canada from book depository because I couldn’t wait)
    I am counting down the days till I can get back to them with BURN. All kinds awe and respect for the impeccable plotting! You have mad serious skills, my dear. Thank you for these characters.

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thank you so much. That means a LOT. 🙂 Hope you enjoy Burn!

  4. kaylinbooker says:

    I just read the first three books this past winter and the publishing of the fourth book crosses my mind frequently still. I’m almost 30 and a mom of three! Never thought I’d be into an angels and Demons story. Will you be doing any publicity in Victoria for the fourth? I’m in Sale! Would be excited to see ya around!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Kaylin! Thanks for the comment. And it’s okay to be 30 and like my books – I’ve got plenty of readers of all ages! 🙂 We haven’t started planning launch publicity yet but I’ll let you know if I’ll be doing anything in your part of the world. Hope you enjoy Burn when it’s out.

  5. Gretta Condon says:

    Have you read the trylle trilogy
    Or the water song series both written by Amanda Hocking they are fantasy, mythology and romance.
    Also theirs the Alpha girl series that is also fantasy and romance.
    He’s with me is a super funny romance.
    The Vampire Academy series is the best series ever I absolutely love it, although you may have read that one one because it is a super popular series
    The mortal instruments and the infernal devices are another 2 amazing series you might have read these ones to because they are also really popular.

    I just wanted to say I am so excited to be able to talk to you about books and give you some recommendations.
    I would love to get to know you better (that may sound a little weird considering we only just started talking but I am being absolutely honest) but we live is different states in Australia.???

    1. Izzy says:

      Thanks so much ?
      I’ll read some and tell you what I think ?

      1. Gretta Condon says:

        Can’t wait to hear back from you!?

        1. Izzy says:

          Hey Gretta!

          I finally got round to reading the second half of the VA series as well as rereading all of the Mortal Instruments so I could read the final book. They’re both really good series (I’ve also read the Infernal Devices series and the references to that in the MI as hilarious) and I’m planning on reading some of the other books you’ve recommended as soon as I get To Kill A Mockingbird out of the war for school 🙂

        2. Gretta Condon says:

          I’m so glad you are enjoyed those series and I was wondering if you enjoy the book to kill a mockingbird, also what is it really about?

  6. Rebecca says:

    Hey Paula,
    I read your books a while back and I’ve been waiting so long for Burn to be released. I’m so excited!! I live in Brisbane and it’s honestly so nice to read a book who’s author lives in the same country as me, let alone state and city! It makes it so much easier when creating the scenes in my head 🙂 Thank you for the updates and for generally writing this book series! I have one quick question; How long is Burn (page number wise)?
    Thanks for your time.

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Rebecca,
      It’s always great to hear from a fellow Brisbanite! Thanks for the message. To answer your question, Burn is 430 pages (plus a couple of pages of acknowledgements. 🙂

  7. Gretta Condon says:

    OH MY GOD!
    Just read that you have finished the 4th book and it is coming out on the 24th of June (for Australia anyway). I am SO BLOODY EXCITED I could pee my pants.
    Originally I actually thought that it was only going to be a trilogy but when I was getting to the end of the 3rd book I was like, wait a minute how on Earth is Paula Weston going to sum this amazing story up when there are still so many secrets, and Gaby and Jude still don’t have their memory.

    Also if you have any book recommendations for me when and if you reply to this message/comment could you please write them.
    Oh and just encase you might need to know for the book recommendations I’m 14 years old.

    Anyway can’t wait for the 4th book, and I hope you had an extremely amazing Chrissie and New Year.
    Filled with extreme happiness, Gretta Condon. ☺☻☺☻

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hey Gretta,
      Thanks for the comment! Yep, the series was always four books and I definitely need that last one to tie up all those loose ends and sort everyone one out. 🙂
      As for book recommendations…I have so many! But here are a few to get you started:
      – For an action-packed futuristic story: Disruption (and then Corruption) by Jessica Shirvington.
      – For beautifully written contemporary fantasy: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (first of a trilogy – all books are available; it’s angels, but not what you think), and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (also first of a trilogy – a very different and lyrical look at werewolves – all books available).
      – For an excellent ‘other world’ style fantasy, try Finnikin of the Rock by Aussie author Melina Marchetta (first of a trilogy – all books available).
      – For romantic science fiction, try These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
      – For a clever YA vampire series with a twist, try Evernight by Claudia Gray (first of four books, and all are available).
      And here are a few of of my favourite contemporary YA books that you might like (all by Aussie authors):
      – On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
      – Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (yes, I love Melina’s books!)
      – Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
      – Wildlife by Fiona Wood
      – All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield
      – Girl Defective by Simmone Howell.
      There are heaps more, but it’s a start!
      Let me know if you read any of these and what you think. 🙂

      1. Gretta Condon says:

        I sure will let you know if I read any and like them.
        Although I probably won’t read them all I will try!

    2. Izzy says:

      Oh my gosh! I think I’ve found my twin!!!
      I couldn’t believe there was a fourth book too!
      (My post is about two back from yours)
      Paula is such a great writer and it’s so cool how she replies to all the comments (sorry if you (Paula) read this and hear me talking about you in third person)
      I’m just happy that you posted because it made me notice there is a synopsis now. Which randomly made me cry when I read it…
      Bye 🙂

      1. Gretta Condon says:

        Thanks you so much for commenting on my comment I actual love to get replays and to talk to people about books.
        I have 1 friend at school who I talk to about books and we just spend our whole science and PE lessons recommending books to each other.
        If you want any recommendations I would be happy to give you some though just wondering how old you are because you might not like my selections of you are older and probably soundn’t read some of you are a few years younger than me.
        I’m so glad I could make you happy.

        1. Izzy says:

          As I said we’re non biological twins! I’m also fourteen and would love some book recommendations 🙂
          I always enjoy knowing what other people have read and liked (and then fangirling over it)
          I don’t know what else to say so I’m just going to smile some more 🙂 😉 🙂 😉 🙂

        2. Gretta Condon says:

          I posted a comment it’s for you

  8. Angie says:

    my 12 year old is in love with your books, she read the first 2 books in a week and she’s begging me for the third, which I ordered already. I guess she’ll have to wait for the 4th 🙂

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Angie. Thanks for the feedback! Not too long to wait for the fourth book now. (And I should let you know there is slightly more sexual content in the third book. You might like to skim read first to check it’s okay?)

  9. Izzy says:

    Oh my gosh! I had heard that this series was going to be a trilogy! And next thing I knew: it isn’t!

    My parents got me the first for my birthday in October last year, which I read immediately, and I got to buy the other two a few days ago as a late Christmas present. :). When I was about 30 pages away from the end of Shimmer I started thinking, ‘she can’t possible wrap this up in 30 pages!?!?!’, and then there’s another book! Which totally made my day.

    I also just wanted to say that I love your writing and I especially love that it’s set in Australia. Now I’M the one who understands all of the plants and animals the book describes, instead of sitting there thinking, ‘conifers and poplars… Wait? POPULAR trees?!?!?’, trust me – that actually happened. It also means that I don’t have to get really confused as to where the hell the characters are in America. At least I know where Melbourne and Hobart are.
    Oh, by the way, we live in the same city which is like super cool. ;). Go Brisbane!!! I can’t wait for the next book (and apparently the final book. :(. ) and I’m pretty damn pleased and rather smug that Australia and NZ get an earlier release date than the UK or US.

    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!
    From Izzy 🙂

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Izzy,
      Thanks for the awesome message. Great to hear from another Brisbanite! I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the series. I can understand your concern towards the end of Shimmer if you thought it was the last in the series. 🙂
      So, yes, Burn will be the final book in the Rephaim series and I promise it gives answers to all the big questions.
      I’m hoping I’ll have another launch at Riverbend Books in Bulimba around June/July, so keep an eye out here on my blog for the date and then come along and say hi!
      (I did have a lovely Christmas and New Year, thanks. Hope you did too. I’m over this humid weather, though. Bring on a Queensland winter, I say!)

  10. Meagan says:

    Hi Paula. Reader from the U.S. here. Just finished Haze and had to order Shimmer from the UK since it’s not available here yet. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and I’m definitely wishing I could be there for Burn release! Looks like I’ll be ordering that from UK too since the US delay is so long. Thanks for an awesome series!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks Meagan. Sorry about the later release in your part of the world!

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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