Sunday, 18 November 2012

My Bookish Review: Finale

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Published: 23rd October 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: Hush, Hush #4
Pages: 454

How are you supposed to react when a series you've loved for three years leaves you? No, seriously. Please help me here - I'm having a meltdown. 

Patch and Nora - a fallen angel and nephilim. In love at a time when both their races are on the brink of a war. Will their love survive? This is the conclusion to the much loved series Hush, Hush, written by Becca Fitzpatrick. It's the series that might just tempt me to start reading mystery novels.

I do admit though; when I first saw the cover, I thought "Finale? Really...?" However, I got used to it, in fact, I ended up liking the title. Also, the cover fits in with the rest of the series, so I think the writer and publisher did it justice. 

Nora Grey is a character it's hard not to fall in love with. You can tell how determined she is with whatever she puts her mind to. The fact that she doesn't sit around and wait for Patch to solve all of her hardcore problems proves quite a lot. Then there's Patch... wink, wink, nudge, nudge. He's the baddest that bad boys can get. He used to go to casinos... that's pretty bad in my eyes. 

Finale is a book that I can completely imagine as a crime TV drama. The way it's written never failed to keep me on edge and the plots were just genius. I'd just be casually reading along when - all of a sudden - there's some big turn of events with someone who you'd never think would betray Nora. Well, they just did. True, at times I'd have to read a paragraph or two to get the gist of the story-line, but it was worth it. 

The final fight-scene in this book was well constructed... but it may have lasted too long. I don't know if it's just me, but with a fight scene I want it to be short and precise - it's more engaging that way. Yet, like I said: maybe that's just me. 

Becca Fitzpatrick is a really good writer. There were certain moments in the book, that needed certain emotions, which could only be achieved by using certain words - she knew the words. 

All I have to say, is that this book is an epic conclusion to an epic series. You'll need to read the previous books in the series before starting it, and it'll be worth the reads. As soon as I turned the last page I felt an emotion I had not expected... sadness. It was over. The books I loved so dearly. Sob. 

In conclusion, if you see this book in a bookstore - don't you dare walk past it. Pick it up and read the blurb and decide if you're going to buy it or not. I'd buy it if I were you. 

4.5/5 Stars - Finale is a book I seriously recommend.

Teaser Quote:
"Kiss me in a way I'll never forget. Kiss me in a way that will stay with me until I see you again."
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