Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


Published: October 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 454
Copy Provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads
Summary:
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.
Review: 
I think the toughest part about reviewing a book in a sequel is recalling what had happened in the last book.  It has been awhile since finished up Silence (book #3) in the Hush Hush series.  If you are just starting out on the Nora/Patch saga, it is best to read Book #1 - Hush Hush.  The good news is that you can read it from start to finish without any publishing interruptions!  There will be lots of spoilers in this review so please stop reading now if you have not yet read the rest of the series!

So Finale (book #4) leads us to Nora becoming the head of the Nephilim.  She has a bit of a conundrum - does she bring her people to war or does she destroy the fallen angels?  What's a girl to do?  As much as I enjoyed this series, it lacked some believe-ability for me.    How does a young girl go from being human to taking over an army of Nephilim without having something behind her to back her up?  Like super strength, brutality, leadership?  Things I just didn't see in Nora at this time.

Normally by this time I'd be gushing about the last book of a series.  I like to gush for my favorite series.  Heck, when I make it book 3, that should be a cause for celebration!   Despite the lack of believe-ability,  I still finished the book and enjoyed the ending to this series.  So what am I trying to say?  I enjoyed the Hush Hush series but found that book #4 did not have the same strength and writing mojo as books 1 - 3.  Sorry Becca.  I liked it but I didn't LOVE it.

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