Sunday, November 18, 2012

Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: October 23, 2012
Simon & Schuster
Series: Hush, Hush #4
My Rating: 
2 of 5 stars

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.

My Review: When I first saw this in the bookstore I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it. It took a few trips to the bookstore before I convinced myself that buying Finale was worth it. Well I finally bought this book and I almost wish I hadn't. I had this feeling that I wouldn't like this series as much anymore. To put it simply, my tastes have changed.

In this book I did not like Nora at all. She made stupid decisions throughout the entire book. Her idiocy reached new highs. Nora keeps drinking this devilcraft even though she knows she shouldn't and she was offered an antidote. Then she's always complaining about how she has no idea what she wants to do and how she can't be with Patch and lead the Black Hand's army. I just wanted to yell at her to stop and actually try to come up with a plan.

Whenever Nora and Patch were together I knew that cheesy lines were coming. And the last line of the entire book had me slamming that book shut. The only character that I actually liked was barely in this book and then that character has to go and die!

There wasn't really any twists in this book either I totally knew what Vee was hiding as soon as she mentioned that she had a secret. Could it have been more obvious? The other "twist" wasn't very surprising either. I knew exactly what was going to happen as soon as this random lady started talking about Italians. That part really bothered me, but I don't think anyone wants to read that rant.

Then there's also Marcie. Now I don't know how I feel about this character, but what I don't understand is how she moved in with Nora. At the end Nora and Vee also mention that Marice passed away a few months ago and how only five people went to her funeral. I don't even remember why they both hated Marice so much. It was probably over something unimportant and childish. Dabria was also there and I actually have no idea why. Nora hates Dabria even though she's trying to help Nora, but Nora can't seem to let her grudge against Dabria die.

The book was pretty long and I was pretty bored throughout most of it. I don't even like Patch anymore. I remember when I first started reading this series I hated Scott (I don't even remember why) but now he's my favorite character

So I guess I would only recommend this to hardcore Hush, Hush fans. Anyone else probably wouldn't like this.


  1. That is pretty sad. Only five people going to her funeral! Even if she was kind of mean I would have given her some honor if I was the author -.- Good review by the way :)

    1. I know! And it was just kind of mentioned like oh this girl I hate is dead and only 5 people went. Then Nora and Vee are just like oh karma finally caught up to her.

      Thanks :)

    2. Why would the author even include her death in the story if it made no difference! It just makes me mad at the characters even more if they just talk about someones death and say oh, well she had it coming when we don't even have a explanation. If I hated someone I would probably feel guilty for hating them when they died...

    3. That's what I thought! I mean they said that she wouldn't live much longer but it didn't really matter if she died or not. I would probably feel guilty too.

  2. I have read all the other books in this series and I keep seeing it at the store and I almost buy it and then I don't. But, with all of the books I have read I felt the same way you did, looking back on what I remember of the series, now I just don't think I would enjoy it. Thanks for your thoughts!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  3. 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.

    1. Maybe. I mean Patch isn't like really creepy like Edward and there's one character that I actually like so its not as bad as Twilight.

  4. I really love this series. I have since the first moment I picked up Hush, Hush. I'm sooo glad you liked Finale and it was your favorite. I'm so excited to read it :)

    Marlene Detierro (Irvine Divorce Attorney)


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