Burn (The Rephaim Book IV)

(Final in the The Rephaim series)

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.

‘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 Spec Fic

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

Pauline (Riverbend Books, Brisbane)

‘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)

‘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 (Danielle Binks, author of The Year The Maps Changed and The Monster of Her Age)

‘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

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

YA Midnight Reads

‘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

‘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 The Intruder)

‘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.’

Marianne Curley (author of Guardians of Time trilogy, Old Magic books and Avenna series)

Y’ou 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

 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

‘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. Danielle says:

    I love these books! As much as I hate to wait, I love books which keep me one my toes so I cannot wait till the next one. My question is, how did you come up with the plot line/ characters for this book? Did you take your inspiration from everyday life? Or other books ect? I love to read and write and I’ve been trying to come up with some original ideas but seems like they’ve all been done before haha so im just curious how you came up with everything?
    Thanks! X

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Danielle,

      Thanks so much for your message. 🙂
      I’ve written a few posts over the years about where the idea for the series came from. Here are couple:
      There are heaps of other interviews (if you’re keen!) here: http://paula-weston.com/interviews-stuff/
      Thanks again.

  2. Kayla says:

    I have only read the first copy of Shadows and I absolutely loved and enjoyed it each words had me hanging on for more. I am really looking forward to reading your other books, you are truly an amazing author. I also want to say I feel so excited to be able to message you I have been searching the Internet to try and contact you, you are by far my fav author! Thank you for your fantastic writing 🙂 I hope they make a movie out of this book it would be a great hit!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks Kayla. I hope you keep enjoying the series. 🙂

      1. Kayla says:

        Thanks for your reply Paula xx
        I just got Shimmer yesterday and I am absolutely loving it already! It’s truly an enjoyable series and very exciting find the answers to the questions on Gaby’s mysterious life! I also just want to say I loved the teaser 🙂 xx

  3. Izzy says:

    Two days ago I picked up the signed copy of Burn that my mum had managed to reserve for me at a bookshop. Predictably, no one saw me for the rest of day, except for dinner, until I had finished it. At which point, I presently began to recount the entirety of Gabe’s story to anyone who came within a 2m radius of me, physically and via text message.

    It’s written very well and is a fantastic ending to a amazing series. It’s very exciting to read Gaby’s backstory and find out the secrets and answers to the questions that have been collecting throughout the other books.

    Paula, thank you for being a fantastic writer and composing a series that’s enjoyable to read and makes readers ecstatically happy (as well as sad at the appropriate times in the storyline).

    I loved Burn and this series is definitely one of, if not my favourite book series ever.

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Izzy! Thanks so much for that awesome message. So glad you enjoyed the series and the way things ended in Burn. Thank YOU for reading my books. 🙂

  4. Hi Paula,

    I absolutely love your series and have been so excited to read “Burn”! I’m in the United States though and just found out it’s not released here until about this time next year. 🙁 I was wondering if you know of any way I would be able to get it to read before next year, somehow? I’ve checked all over, and I’m not able to get it on ebook or hard copy anywhere since I live here. I’ve never done this before, but I was begging my husband for ideas and he said that maybe you would be able to point me in the right direction? I totally understand if you don’t have any ideas, but I figured I would check! Whether it’s soon or next year I can’t wait to read “Burn”!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Emily,
      Thanks so much for your message. I generally like to encourage people to buy the local edition of my books in their part of the world, but I understand your impatience. 🙂 The only edition of Burn released so far in the world is the Australian one by Text Publishing and you can order direct from their site. It’s obviously not the most economical option, but will certainly get you a copy! You can check out that option here: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/burn . I still don’t fully understand how e-book licensing works, so I’m not sure if you can access the Australian version the same way. Just checking: have you read Shimmer too? (It’s not released in US/Canada until March next year, with Burn then coming out in June). Hope that helps!

      1. Name says:

        Thanks for the advice, I will try that! I have read shimmer, I was able to find a used copy of that off amazon several months after it was published. I am definitely looking forward to reading it however i’m able to find it!!

        1. meagan says:

          Hello. I’m not sure if you still are looking, but I just ordered the paperback copy of Burn from the US Amazon via seller Book Depository US. It was only $13 with shipping. Granted, the shipping will take a few weeks, but that is nothing 🙂 Good luck!

  5. Georgia says:

    Counting down the days to BURN. Can’t wait!!

    1. Georgia says:

      By the way LOVED the teaser!!!!

      1. paulaweston says:

        Thanks Georgia! So close…. 🙂

  6. Gretta Condon says:

    That teaser certainly lived up to it’s name.
    Can’t wait for Burn to be out!
    1 more month.

  7. Sarah says:

    Hello Paula, do you plan on releasing a teaser of Burn ? I have just re-read the 3 first books and i still enjoyed them very much. But i should have waiting a little more because now on month to go seems so long ! (Sorry for my english) Good Day

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Sarah. Glad you’re still enjoying the series on the second read. I am hoping to have a teaser – thanks for the reminder! I’ll get on the case. 🙂

      1. Sarah says:

        Sorry i just saw your post ! i read the teaser the day it was out and i loved it. Of course i long to know what happened to Gabe and Jude but also I am now very excited to read about the “old” Gabe from her point of view and get to know her. thank u for your reply.

  8. Georgia says:

    Hi Paula my name is Georgia and I love your books. I am 15 years old and live in Australia as well. It took me less than a week to read the first three books of the Rephaim series and I can’t wait for the fourth. The chemistry between Gaby and Rafa is arrgh they are just so perfect together. And I’m pretty sure that if they were ever split up you’d have a riot on your hands. I can’t wait to find out what Gaby and Jude were up to and whether Gaby and Rafa end up together. Thank you for your time!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thank YOU Georgia – for your message and for reading the series. 🙂 Hope you enjoy Burn!

  9. Megan says:

    Hi Paula,

    I just wanted to say how much I love your Rephaim series! Ever since my friend Sarah Mutton got me reading Shadows back in 2013, I’ve been hooked ever since! For me, it is rare that I enjoy a young adult series. I cannot wait for Burn next month!

    ~Megan 🙂

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Megan!
      Thanks for the message. Glad you’re loving the series. (Sarah’s a good niece, sharing the love!). Hope you enjoy Burn. 🙂

      1. Megan says:

        So I finally got Burn on Kindle the other day. I wanted to wait and see if any stores around Adelaide would actually stock them in paperback rather than having them shipped in, but alas, they did not. So, after a grueling month of debating whether to order the paperback or get it on Kindle, I chose the latter.

        And I devoured that book in one day.

        Hands down, my most favourite book in the series! It wraps up everything so nicely, and even leaves an opening for the imaginative ones to hope there might be a sequel series (I know that’s a slim chance, but I’m still hoping, haha).

        One of the best young adult series’ I’ve read in a very long time! Thank you so much for blessing us with this series Paula! I can’t wait to read more works from you! 😀

        ~Megan 🙂

        1. paulaweston says:

          Thanks Megan! Glad you enjoyed the series – and Burn especially. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂 Hopefully you’ll enjoy whatever comes next too.

  10. Francesca says:

    I live in Canada.
    I really can’t understand why the release date of the book is ONE YEAR after the publication in UK and Australia.
    It’s not about waiting the writing of the book. The book is finished and out.
    So what is it that justify the publication 1 YEAR later?
    I think would be fair at least give an explanation to people living in this “forgotten” part of the world.
    Sorry about the comment but it is actually because I like the series.
    Thank you for your reply!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Francesca,
      I understand your frustration, and I have answered this question in other comment threads on this site. But it won’t hurt to repeat it here.
      First up, I have to clarify that I have no say in when my books are released by any of my publishers in any part of the world.
      With Haze coming out in paperback this year (September), my North American publisher has decided to stick with the paperback (and ebook) format from here on in rather than printing hard covers first. So that means Shimmer will now be released in the US and Canada in March 2016, which is the original date planned for the paperback. The good news is that Burn will the be only three months later in June 2016. I wish I had better news, but the hard covers haven’t sold as well as hoped, so the plan is to focus on the paperbacks and hope that more readers in your part of the world discover the series.

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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 the Scenic Rim 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

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