Book Review: Finale (Hush, Hush #4)

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 454
Source: Purchased Hardback
Available at: Amazon| Barnes of Noble

Goodreads Summary:

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 Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Another great series comes to an end. It’s always sad to see, especially when it is one of your favorites.

Finale was a wonderful read. It was suspenseful and thrilling. I couldn’t put it down. I especially loved Nora’s fight against her addiction to power, and how Patch helped her though so much.

However, I’ll admit I was not satisfied by the conclusion of this series. I felt there was too many coincidences, trying to create the almost perfect ending for Patch and Nora. Now, I don’t mind happy ends – in fact, I prefer them – but perfect? No. I prefer imperfect, ones still with some untied loose ends. It’s these ending that make it feel that even though the series is over, the story will still go on.

I also didn’t agree with the outcome of the battle between Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. It just seemed so unrealistic with, once again, way too many coincidences. Additionally, I felt the battle was too “winner takes all.” For such a massive war, there should have been something in between; something with major consequences and compromises for both sides, still leaving some sort of shrouded danger behind.

Despite the conclusion, the Hush, Hush Saga is one of my absolute favorite series. It will forever have a place on my bookshelf. If you haven’t read it just yet, I would highly recommend you add it to your to-read list.

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