Saturday, April 6, 2013
Book Shelf: Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick
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.
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Finale marks the fitting and thrilling conclusion to the Hush, Hush series and with the Nephilim on the brink of war; the stakes have never been higher!
I’m truly sad to see this series come to an end. Becca Fitzpatrick has entertained me time and time again with tales of Nora and Patch’s adventures. Different storylines, merging together have seen Patch and Nora come together, be ripped apart, and all the while learning of Nora’s heritage. As these two have fought, and fought to be together, I’ve fallen in love with them more and more.
In true Fitzpatrick fashion, Finale was one rollar-coaster ride. There were happy moments, and sad, with betrayals, revelations and deaths all plaguing Nora and Patch. Becca Fitzpatrick is an excellent storyteller. Her writing is beautiful and intense and the chemistry and strength of Nora and Patch’s relationship has just grown with every novel. I yearn for intense moments between them and the wit and humour that also features in this series, usually where Patch is concerned, has just got me every time.
Now, I don’t want to give too much away for those who haven’t read this book, or the rest of the series, but Nora sure has changed from the girl we met in the beginning of Hush, Hush to now. She’s seen the dark world of the Nephilim and the Fallen Angels and has discovered shocking truths about herself along the way. You know what, I like Nora. I really do. I struggled with her back during Crescendo but I think she’s grown into the strongest, honourable individual she could be, all without loosing the flair and grace that made me like her in the first novel.
Patch! Gah! Becca Fitzpatrick has to have created one of the most smoking, sexy, perfect male leads in the history of the YA genre with him! Patch is so dark and sensual; intense and powerful; cocky and snarky....everything that makes him such a fun, alluring male lead. Patch, as a fallen angel, is physically perfect, but he’s lived a twisted life, doing things he wished he could forget and interacting with people he really shouldn’t have. There’s something so alluring about a guy who falls so hard, cares so much and will change so much of himself for the girl he loves. And that’s just what Patch does for Nora throughout this series.
Nora and Patch have one of the most intense relationships in YA fiction in my opinion. Perhaps it’s the way Becca has written their romance, but they’re so sensual and electric. Their chemistry is off the charts and with Patch’s naughty nature and wit, the interactions between he and Nora are always garentueed to bring a smile to your face and/or get the blood pumping. These two as perfect together and despite what they are, and their histories, they know each other so well and it’s obvious that no matter what, nothing will ever come between them for long. (Patch simply wouldn’t allow it, lol).
Throughout this series we’ve met a range of characters, both good and evil, and I’m happy to see them back in this book. Vee, Scott, Marcie, Dante among others all make an appearance and play a part in the story, but if you think you know these guys, think again. Becca Fitzpatrick has lots of shocks in store where they’re concerned and as loyalties and friendships are tested their true characters come out in ways you possibly won’t expect. I know I sure didn’t see some of these revelations coming!
As Finale draws to a close, I almost tried to read slower and slower, simply to prolong the ending of this book. I’ve had so many great moments with the Hush, Hush series and as someone who’s been their from the beginning, Becca Fitzpatrick writes us a perfect ending; one not void of pain and tears, but one that gives us the ending we’ve always wanted for Patch and Nora......
Source: Sent for review by Simon & Schuster Australia (Thank you Caroline!)
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Recommendation: Fans of angels and a good YA read will enjoy this.
Cover: I'm a fan of the covers for this series and this one is no exception--it's perfect!
Will I read sequel/continue with series: This is the last book in the Hush, Hush series, but I'll definitely read more from Becca Fitzpatrick