(Hello! Skip this post if you haven’t read the first three books of the Hush, Hush Series to avoid spoilers.)
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
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.
Finale is the last book of the Hush, Hush Saga and it picks up exactly where Silence left off. The main protagonist, Nora Grey, is stuck between the war of Nephilims and fallen angels. The worst part, she has to lead the Nephilim army due to the oath she swore to the Black Hand.
Nephilims are tired of being possessed by fallen angels, making them swear the Oath of Fealty. This is when whoever is swearing the oath (to a fallen angel) they’re agreeing to give up their body every year during Cheshvan to the fallen angel to whom they swore the oath. – the fallen angel will be able to use their body and feel all the human emotions that come with it. Since the Nephilims couldn’t handle their bodies being abused anymore, they decided that the only way to end this is by declaring a war against the fallen angels. Nora, being the new leader of the Nephilim army is meant to save her people and destroy the fallen angels – destroy Patch.
Since Nora and Patch are together, the Nephilims are not 100% convinced that Nora is on their side. To gain the Nephilims’ trust and respect, their relationship has to be kept down low. Along with that, Nora has to fake date Dante, a well-known and respected Nephilim.
Nora was a human before, and since she’s like a newborn Nephilim, she’s very much weaker than the other Nephilims. Because of this, Dante insisted that he trains her.
This book is full of suspense and surprises. The characters grew immensely, especially Nora. I love how she’s grown from the first book until now. She’s more courageous, strong-willed and self-righteous. Patch was very cocky before but now, he’s more of charming, charismatic, loving and caring. As for Vee, oh she made me want to pull out my hair, but now I’ve grown to love her. She’s more mature and less extroverted. Scott, was also one of my favorites. He’s very caring and true to his words.
Oh, how much my heart aches for him.
I love how Becca made her least likable characters seem to be likable at one point. Like they have their moments and it makes you appreciate them.
The book was so capturing and the plot flowed very well. It was action-packed and definitely satisfied my cravings. The ending was bitter-sweet but it gives the readers a nice resolution.
Finale had several things I didn’t see coming. I have major trust issues because of this book. Also, be sure to get your tissues ready because there’s a pretty major death coming & it will make you cry your heart out.
DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!
Overall, I thought Finale was a great conclusion to a great series. I recommend you read the series if you have a lot of free time.
I rated this book 5/5 stars.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
“I want to wake up with you every morning and fall asleep beside you each night,” Patch told me gravely. “I want to take care of you, cherish you, and love you in a way no other man ever could. I want to spoil you — every kiss, every touch, every thought, they all belong to you. I’ll make you happy. Every day, I’ll make you happy.”
“But strength doesn’t always mean brute force. You don’t have to kick ass to be a fighter. Violence doesn’t equal strength. Lead your army by example. There’s a better answer to all this. War isn’t going to solve anything, but it will tear our two worlds apart, and there will be casualties, including humans. There’s nothing heroic about this war. It will lead to a destruction unlike anything you or I have ever seen.”
“Patch backed me into a tree and kissed me, hard.
I regained my breath. “Boys take note everywhere: That was a kiss.”
“You dress to impress,” I said approvingly.
“No, Angel.” He leaned in, his teeth softly grazing my ear. “I undress to impress.”
P.S. If you wanna read my reviews about the three previous books, see the links down below. Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂