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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?
The war between the Nephilim and the fallen angels is about to begin and Nora and Patch are at the center of it. Being the new leader of the Nephilim army is more than Nora bargained for, (or should I say, "swore an oath" for) and really, all she wants is peace between the races so she and Patch can ride off into the sunset on his Harley and live happily ever after! (Seriously, who DOESN'T want?!) Instead, Nora will face the fight of her life against those wishing to destroy her and against herself when she falls victim to a new kind of weapon that threatens to steal everything from her, including her life. She'll find out who her friends "are" and she'll discover her real enemy is someone she never expected.
Finale has it all. Love, loss, betrayal and an epic battle of good versus evil. All of the people we love and a few that we don't are there but not everyone will survive. (Get the tissues ready.) Patch is still Patchilicious but he's more subdued and his slightly inappropriate innuendos aren't as plenty. However, facing the possibility of being forever separated from the love of your life does have a way of putting a damper on one's attitude. *hugs him and doesn't want to let go* As usual, he never wavers in his willingness to do whatever it takes to protect Nora, even if it means sacrificing himself. *CLUTCHES PATCH*
Nora has come a long way from the naive girl we met in Biology class. She's turned into a strong young woman who knows what it means to put others first and whose willing to stand up in the face of fear. *fist bumps her* Her strength isn't just physical though, she has values too, ones she isn't afraid to stick to despite the temptations. *clears throat* The tall, dark, hotsauce with wings kind of temptation to be exact. ;D
The romantic tension between Patch and Nora has been thick from the moment they met in Hush Hush, so thick in fact, only an archangel's blade could slice through it. *fans face* Their relationship has grown from one of simple attraction to full fledged love and I thought the way Becca handled the "question" on every reader's mind was done in a way that was unique and held a beauty all it's own. The words...OMP! *hi fives her*
Fans of this series should not be disappointed with how this story ends. Will they cry? Yes. Will they experience symptoms of extreme withdrawal? Most likely. *hands you a cupcake and tells you to remember what Patch would say*
"Call me Patch. I mean it. Call me." *hits speed dial!*
? Becca Fitzpatrick, Finale
Will true love conquer all…
Finale is the nail biting conclusion to the Hush, Hush series. Nora and Patch’s journey has been fraught with tragedy after tragedy.
Hank is dead, but before he died he made Nora the new leader of his army. Nora wants nothing to do with it. All she wants is to spend her life with Patch anyway that she can.
Nothing is as it seems anymore. Everyone is keeping secrets from one another, old enemies and new ones have surfaced to try to kill Nora.
Will Nora and Patch every get their happy ever after, or was their love always meant to end tragically?
Fallen angels, Nephilim, epic love, and teenage angst… who will win in the end?
As the final book in the series, this book had a lot to do for me. It had to make up for all the fluff in Silence Hush, Hush #3 [my review] and it had to tie in to the rest of the series and make them all make sense. And that's just what it did.
The book starts right off from where Silence ended. The threat of war between the Nephilim and Fallen Angels is looming ever closer, and with Nora being the leader of the Nephilim army, its a lot more work than expected. As she begins to get ready for this fight, she begins training and is introduced to something that can help as well as harm her.
What I liked most about this book, was the amount of action and suspense in it. I have to admit, the others had some action in it, but it was nothing compared to this one. In this one, it was like nonstop. Every time I turned a page, I found that something else was happening. And the best part of that, not everything that happens is expected There were a lot of things that had my mouth like hanging open, trying to figure out how and why something happened.
But, there was one thing that I was sort of on the fence about. The romance between Patch and Nora. It was not played up as much in this one. I liked that because it gave room for the rest of the action and suspense in the story. There was more time for other things to happen. What I didn't like about it, is there was less of Patch's romantic side. But I let it slide, because when it WAS time for him to be "Patch," he definitely delivered. Speaking of things along that line, I do respect Fitzpatrick for the way she handled the next step in their relationship. Well done.
As far as the characters, there is not one that is left unfinished. We learn everyone's entire story. Some of which I was proud to see grew up an exponential amount and some that left me with my mouth agape, having to read it again and make sure I wasn't seeing things. But, in all honesty, I did figure out what was going on with one of those characters a bit early, but I thought he was teamed up with someone else who was missing from the story. But I wasn't entirely right so no points off for being predictable.
All in all, I'm sad to say good-bye to this series. I will forever keep Patch as one of my favorite Book Boyfriends and I look forward to the next book that Becca Fitzpatrick writes.