Monday, October 29, 2012

Book Review: Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by: Becca Fitzpatrick

Release Date: October 23, 2012
 from Simon & Schuster
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"Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Timesbestselling Hush, Hush saga.

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:


You all probably know that I am a mega-fan of the Hush, Hush series. From the moment I began it, I just fell in love with it. So to say I had high expectations going into Finale is putting it lightly, I would say my expectations were higher than they have ever been for a book (possibly with the exception of Harry Potter). With my expectations this high, I was worried that Finale would not live up to them, but honestly Finale surpassed every single incredibly high expectation I had. The book is addictive and surprised me at every turn. There were twists and turns left and right, and where Becca Fitzpatrick had the opportunity to go with the typical YA plot points, she didn’t and the book was all the better because of it.

I have always been a fan of Nora, despite what I know others think of her. For some reason I always liked her, probably because I think a female character can be strong without having to kick butt or something like that. Nora is strong in other ways. She is determined and goes for what she wants, she is fiercely protective of her friends and family, she is smart, and she deals well when thrown into paranormal situations she really had no experience with. That being said, she does adopt a little badassery in this one and I liked seeing her come into her Nephilim strength. At the same time, there were moments where I wanted to smack some sense into her. She makes some questionable decisions, but they are understandable at the same time. In the end though, I was happy with her character development.

Now on to Patch. Be warned, this may get a bit fangirly because I adore Patch Cipriano. He is in my top three favorite fictional characters along with Daemon Black and Tod Hudson. If you thought Patch was great in the last books, well then you don’t know anything. He exceeds himself in Finale and I swear this book is just made up of swoon. There were so many moments that I just wanted to read over and over again because they were so sweet and so perfect. Patch will literally do anything to help Nora and it is clear there is nothing and no one who is more important than her in his eyes. That kind of devotion is just something it is hard not to love. He is the embodiment of what it means to be a book boyfriend.

Nora and Patch are a couple that has definitely not had it easy, and the events at the end of Silence just made things a lot more difficult. That being said, they are much stronger couple in Finale. I loved watching them work together as a team. That’s not to say they didn’t have their issues, because they did, big time. The difference was, this time they were willing to work through them together and not make the mistakes they had made in the past. They have realized that they are worth fighting for and that what they have is not something that should be given up on easily.

I could probably sit here all day going on and on about everything that happened in Finale, but I do not want to get spoilery and there is just so much that could be spoiled. There are so many surprises in Finale that you get to the point where you simply do not know what to expect. Things that would never even cross your mind occur. This book is also an emotional rollercoaster. I spent the last one hundred pages in tears because of the multitude of emotions. I would go from happy to sad in a nano second. This book broke my heart at points. I am pretty sure there was one point in the book that killed a little piece of me and I do not know if I will ever get it back. Be prepared for an emotional onslaught.

Finale was an amazing conclusion to one of my all-time favorite series. After I finished, I literally did not know what to do. I was a bit numb to be honest. I had to go back and re-read the last chapter in an attempt to accept that the series really had concluded. I waited what feels like an incredibly long time to read Finale and now that I have, I simply do not know what to do. I am so sad that there is no more to Patch and Nora’s story but at the same time I am glad that I have a conclusion and closure to their story. It is a very conflicted feeling. So to wrap up what I am sure is a rambly review, I loved Finale and I think fans of the series will enjoy it as well. If you have not read this series yet, I highly recommend you go out and get yourself Hush, Hush and meet the wonderful characters that are Nora Grey and Patch Cipriano.

I included the book trailer for Finale because I think it is one of the best ones I have ever seen.



11 comments:

  1. Waa!This is one of my fave angel-book series! I love Nora and hate her at times too, but as always, she has to make hard decisions not just for herself but for other people. Wow,Patch! I really can't wait to read this!

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  2. It's been 13 hours since I finished reading Finale (I finished it in 5 hour, it's THAT gripping) and I really have no idea what to do either. I've been watching the trailer and reading quotes and reviews about it because I really can't move on. I know it was a really lovely (and sexy) ending but I really hope that Becca Fitzpatrick suddenly decides to write another book about Nora and Patch- one where they possibly have kids of their own. It could be possible since Detective Basso did say that the Fallen Angels would come back one day

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    1. haha I would love more Hush Hush books! But that ending was incredibly awesome.

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  3. You know, I really have to get back into this series. I read Hush Hush like a couple years ago, and never got around to reading the others. YET! I do have Crescendo on my shelf, lol. Need to get Silence but it'll be awhile until I can get Finale since I have them in PB & wanna keep them all the same, lol.

    Maybe I should just wait til I have them all & do a readathon, lol!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. haha I hope you get to them soon! They are so much fun and Patch is just swoon!

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  4. Great review! I'm so happy you loved this one too! I had such high expectations for this book too and it was still even better than that. I loved it and Patch <3 I love how the relationship between Patch and Nora has grown. Definitely will miss this series!

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    1. I have yet to see someone who was disappointed with the ending, I think Becca did a wonderful job!

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  5. Patchhhhh!!!!!!!
    Ha Ha Well, you know all of my feelings about this book :D It was fabulous, even though I really didn't want it to end! Though it was definitely an amazing conclusion to the series!Your rambling review was perfect and you said everything I felt while reading it!! I'm so happy Patch and Nora stayed strong in this book, even with Nora's... well.. you know. Such an emotional book, such and emotional read!!

    :D :D Great review!!!

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    1. It was emotional wasnt it! Thank you for supporting me yet again haha

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  7. This is by far one of the best supernatural and mysterious books I've read. Angels and Nephilim and the suspense, this book truly was an amazing way to end the series.

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