Saturday, December 8, 2012

Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Finale
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Reviewed by: Cassie
The Fairies Say: Satisfying and So cute!

Summary (from

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 falling 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.

Okay, so before I can begin I have to get some stuff out there:
1.) While I liked the idea of the cover pose, I was really embarrassed to show this around. It looked way too much like a hardcore romance novel for my taste (which, admit it- you get weird looks if you tote around romance novels in high school or home around your overprotective father)
2.) I still don't like Nora.
3.) Some parts had me squealing like "ERMERGERSH! There is hope!" and other parts I was contemplating banging my head against the refrigerator until I conked out.

Finale begins with um . . . Let's see. A prologue showing Nora's 'admittance' to the Nephilim society. Then, it's Chapter 1 with Nora and Vee at a club. ( . . . Why am I not surprised?)

Character-wise, I actually thought we could get somewhere.
Marcie I actually liked in this book, actually better than Nora.
Dante was her trainer/protector and I dunno, I was kinda neutral with him.
Vee didn't get much showtime. That made me sad because while I would hate to have Vee as a best friend in reality, she makes for funny scenes.
PATCH- Patch transformed in this book, it seemed to me. In the first book(s) he had the "I'm-a-bad-boy-mess-with-this-sexiness-if-you-dare" vibe going. This one he had a "I-shall-protect-Nora-and-love-her-and-still-be-naughty". I don't know which one I prefer. In Finale, I admired his efforts but they bugged me. He got way too protective (cough-sexist) and he just didn't have as many funny/supposed-to-be-sexy lines.
Nora- Oh lordo. See, I admire an author who gradually makes her heroine tough and warrior-like. I dislike authors who make their heroine BAM! Badass xTWO! In three seconds, no less. Nora is a wannabe-detective who is moderately narcissistic, extremely paranoid, and clingy. People like that don't just SNAP! become tough. At some parts, Nora just blew my mind by being so paranoid, and then twenty pages later so lax with her trust I wanted to punch her in the face. And her issues with a drug-like drink really bugged me.
And, I kept coming back to the thought that Nora is totally modeled after the author. *shakes fist at world*
I don't know what else to say so . . .

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