Friday, February 22, 2013

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick (Review)

Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)
Summary:
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

My thoughts:
I've been dying to read this book, yet I put it off because I didn't want this series to end. Hush, Hush is hands down my favorite YA series. I fell in love with Patch and Nora in book one and their relationship just gets stronger as the series progresses.
In Finale, Nora and Patch find themselves on opposite sides of a war, but if you've followed the series, you know they can overcome anything. Nora has to lead the Nephilim army in a war against fallen angels or she'll die since she swore an oath. Over the course of the book, she comes to side with the Nephilim, understanding that they are victims in this battle, and she truly wants to help them. Only she's hiding a big secret—or two. She killed their former leader and she's dating a fallen angel.
The twists in this book are amazing! As they were revealed, I thought, "I should've seen that coming!" But I didn't, which I love. I did predict something major that happened at the end, but I was okay with it because if it hadn't happened, it would've felt unrealistic to me.
I got teary when I finished the book because I don't want to say goodbye to Patch and Nora. This is definitely a series I'll read again and again.

Just for fun:
What's your favorite book about angels?

34 comments:

  1. I LOVE this series but I had mixed feelings about this one. I liked it but at the same it was very frustrating. I mostly cant believe we had 4 books and no 'action' between them two. Not that I have to read it but I would like to know it happens. You don't have time Nora? You MAKE time! Especially for a guy like Patch!
    Anyway, I ended up liking it and was sad to see it end.

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    1. I was very sad to see the series go. My favorite book was Crescendo, which Becca Fitzpatrick said was the most difficult for her to write. I couldn't put that one down. Oh, and I agree that you make time for someone like Patch! ;)

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  2. I LOVED the first two books in this series! It's a shame I haven't gotten to order the third one, though. My favorite book about angels would be either between the Hush, Hush series, the Fallen series, or the new Sweet Evil Trilogy.

    ~Demitra @ Characterized Book Reviews

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    1. I have to check out the Sweet Evil Trilogy. I haven't gotten to them yet.

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  3. I didn't fall in love with Book 1, so even though I own book 2, I haven't read it yet. Maybe I should...

    My favorite angel series, by far, is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Talk about turning the angel archetype on its head!

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    1. Jessie, you should! Book 2 was my favorite in the series. I couldn't put it down.

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  4. Near the end, I loved where Patch wanted to get takeout. Ah, the reading memories :-)

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    1. LOL. I loved the twists that came out in this book. With one (I won't give spoilers) I thought, Man, I should've figured that out!

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  5. Not sure why I haven't checked this one out yet. I love all the covers. :)

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  6. I read the Hush Hush but never picked the second and the third book. Hmm I think after reading your review, I'll definitely check out the two books.

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    1. Definitely read Crescendo (book 2). I couldn't put it down.

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  7. Interesting premise. Haven't read a lot of angel-themed books. I'm halfway through Daughter of Smoke and Bone though.

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    1. I LOVE angel books. I really want to write one, but the market is saturated already. I'll stick to reading them for now.

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  8. The cover is stunning. It reminds me of Wuthering Heights. I haven't read many angel stories. Oh, I did read Dauther of Smoke and Bone. This one sounds wonderful. Great review.

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    1. I didn't even notice that, but you're right! I love this series. I'm big on angel books.

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  9. I love this series too but haven't read the last one. It's in my mountain of books to read, just haven't had time. Nice review. Think I'll move it to the top of the mountain.

    My favorite angel books are the Griffin Series. Waiting for the fourth one.

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  10. It's wonderful that the finale to the series didn't disappoint you. Good for Becca for keeping you hooked till the end! I don't quite get the attraction of angel stories, but I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

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    1. I know what you're saying. I never understood the attraction to mermaid stories. I haven't read any.

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  11. I think I deleted my last comment somehow! Yikes!

    I haven't read many angel/demon books- but Hush Hush is on my list! I really love the cover!

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    1. This is my favorite angel series. The Guardian Legacy series by Ednah Walters is another really good one.

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  12. I read book one and loved it. I've been meaning to read the rest of the series.

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    1. Do it! Book two is my favorite. So good!

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  13. Sometimes I read a book or watch a film with a twist in the near-ending, and I slap my forehead, thinking 'Should've seen that coming,' too. Sounds like a great series!

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  14. Thanks for highlighting this series Kelly! Sounds like a great series.

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  15. I'm excited to go forward with this series. I had mixed feelings for the first book, but my interest really picked up with the second one. I guess I better catch up fast!

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    1. Wasn't the second one better than the first? I definitely thought so.

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  16. I think this book is more for fans of Twilight... Not meaning anything mean about it I just found some things similar between the two.

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    1. I'm partial to this series over Twilight.

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