This series is one of the most mature YA series I've read so far, and one that deserves to be huge where the urban fantasy crown is concerned. It has fallen angels fighting with Katanas, demons ready to rip your throat out and a cast of characters so layered and realistic it's like they're standing right in front of you. It's quite possibly my favourite of all the urban fantasy/paranormal series out there; I honestly can't think of anything that could better it (excluding Twilight, of course, 'cos I still have a special love for that book), and I don't say things like that lightly! Read it!
Where I had loved SHADOWS and HAZE, I found myself to to be obsessed with SHIMMER. I read the book in three days; it was definitely the right kind of summer read that kept you turning the pages, and wanting the story to last forever.
Weston doesn't disappoint in this latest installment of her excellent Rephaim series. Shimmer may lack the sizzling romantic tension with Rafa imprisoned for a good chunk of the book, but delivers on incredible action set pieces, high tension political stand-offs between the different factions within the Rephaim, and develops the interesting morality and mythology of the Angels.
This series has all of my favourite things - gloriously entertaining romance, heart-stopping action, clever and interesting plot - all skilfully tied together with barrels of tension and emotion. It's angels without the accompanying drone of been-there-done-that paranormal fiction.