Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrck
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages: 454
Format: Hardback
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Description: 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.
 I've been dying for this book to see how it all ends, and even though I will tell you I loved it I have mix feelings about the book. It picks up right after Silence ended. I thought the prologue was kind of stupid. Usually those gives you insight to a past event or something similiar and not something that happened to the main character earlier that day.

It doesn't take Nora long to realize that she has no choice but to go to war with the fallen angels. And she soon realizes that she wants the nephilim to be freed. And this puts her at odds with Patch.

There's so much I want to write in this review, but I don't want to spoil those who haven't read the book yet. But true to typical YA standards there's a death, not only one betrayal but two, and some twists at the end. Without giving too much away, the death I knew it was coming. It wasn't a surprise to me, but it broke my heart. The was expected. But it was like going backwards. I had hopes for that character. The other one comes from a new character, and I truly started to like him until that moment. The surprises has to do with Vee and Detective Basso. We learn early on that Vee has a secret she has been keeping. And when we finally learn the secret I felt like saying wtf. It made no sense what so ever, and honestly I thought was stupid. And the twist with Basso, I knew early in the book something was up with him. Thinking back on the previous books, I should of been expecting something all a long about him.

And of course there were times when I just wanted to slap Nora, and yell at her and ask her how stupid can she be. And then of course I can't go much longer without mentioning Patch. *sighs* Just when I thought I couldn't fall in love with him anymore. He was just perfect in the book. And their ending was perfect.

Like I said earlier I really love this book. But I have too many issues with the plot lines. I felt like the whole book was building up for something big and than bam it's over in like 5 seconds. The ending felt too rush. And then there was Marcie. I was very disappointed. Her death was mention in the epilogue just in passing. I'm surprised she lived that long since the epilogue is 3 years later. I really was expecting some epic death in this book. And it was mention that only five people showed up to her funeral? Not buying that. And then the epilogue itself was really cheesy. And I really didn't see the point of the main scene. The last Patch and Nora scene was just perfect though.

I felt like there was too many descriptions of non important stuff through the series. Like matchstick jeans. I don't even know what those are. And do we really need to know Nora is wearing liquid eyeliner? Isn't just eyeliner enough? And in the beginning she used the term rom-com. Until recently I didn't realized that it was a term used for romantic comedy. Perfect ending for them, but I'm sad that it's over. It's been one hell of a ride.

Rating 4/5

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