Thursday, February 7

Finale: Book Review


Becca Fitzpatrick

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
October 23rd 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Angel | Nephilim
Official Blurb - 
Will love conquer all?

Nora and Patch thought their troubles were behind them. Hank is gone and they should be able to put his ugly vendetta to rest. But in Hank's absence, Nora has become the unwitting head of the Nephilim and must finish what Hank began. Which ultimately means destroying the fallen angels - destroying Patch.

Nora will never let that happen, so she and Patch make a plan: lead everyone to believe they have broken up, and work the system from the inside. Nora will convince the Nephilim that they are making a mistake in fighting the fallen angels, and Patch will find out everything he can from the opposing side. They will end this war before it can even begin.

But the best-laid plans often go awry. Nora is put through the paces in her new role and finds herself drawn to an addictive power she never anticipated.

As the battle lines are drawn, Nora and Patch must confront the differences that have always been between them and either choose to ignore them or let them destroy the love they have always fought for.

The ending really didn't work for me. So many romantic lines that should have induced a swoon instead they were cheesy and felt awkward.

The whole series has been an odd mix for me. I didn't like the first book. Patch came across as a ego inflated psycho killer with a very light switch. Nora was such a whiny pain in the bum. But for some unexplainable reason I read the second book anyway. Amazingly I enjoyed the second and third books. This last one was more place holder and all around desperate cheese than finale. Perhaps had I read them all in a row I would feel differently.

The epilogue was one of those increasingly popular realistic twenty years later situations. Where the character looks back and mourns what was lost and considers where they have been. Yada, yada.

So yeah, I sort of wish I hasn't read this last book.

Violence: Moderate
Sexual: Mild to moderate