Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

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.

A bittersweet ending to the Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick, and my feelings are all over the place when it comes to this book. For me, despite it's many twists and turns, there was no huge "wow" factor. I felt that the solutions sometimes came to easily and that took away from the all around suspense I was hoping for. I loved it for the action, romance ans fast pace, but at the same time it felt like Patch was reverting to his old self. in which he constantly tried to control Nora. Throughout the series Patch seemed to go from one extreme to another; he was either caring and the perfect partner and at other times borderline abusive. His drive to "protect" Nora could come across as rather stalker-ish rather than romantic. Nora was a wonderful character, but there were times I wanted to kick her for not standing up for herself. I felt she depended on Patch more than herself, and often cowed to his demands. Although she did seem to do more growing in this book, with the weight of leading the Nephilim riding on her shoulders, she finally began to stand on her own two feet.

In Finale, Becca touches on a serious subject matter: substance abuse. As Nora begins training to lead the Nephilim army, she is offered and starts taking a performance enhancing "drug" and quickly finds herself craving it more and more. Hiding her secret from Patch, she almost loses sight of what they are trying to do: free the Nephilim from the fallen angels without starting a blood infused war. But I loved that in time she managed to tell the truth and find her way back to herself on her own and was able to stop using the drug.

By the end of the book all of my questions had been answered, and the story finishes with a nice happily-ever-after for all of the characters despite the loss of someone close to Nora. Even though this series had it's ups and downs for me, it was filled with tension, danger and romance and I can definitely say that I enjoyed it and the characters immensely.

1 comment:

  1. Have just read the first book. Have the whole series, so looking forward to reading the rest :) Love your review:)


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