Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
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Series: Hush, Hush Saga #4
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: October 23, 2012
Source: Indigo Online
Review*Might want to look at the comments, Ambur managed to change my opinions a bit just by changing my perspectives (:
Why, Becca Fitzpatrick, WHY?! The series already went downhill with the publishing of Silence, and I was hoping that it would go uphill again. It just kind of... died out. Finale was probably the worst one out of the series; this is like the Halo series all over again.
There was literally, NO ROMANCE, at all between Nora and Patch -- it was crazy!! They were so damn cute together in the first few books, and in this one they're pretty much against each other the whole time. Actually, Nora was the one who was pretty much against everything Patch tried to do for her. I hated the way she just made assumptions about Dabria -- Patch's ex -- and didn't even trust Patch enough to know that he loved her. I hated how in the last book where they needed each other the most, Nora doesn't trust him.
Throughout Finale, I felt like a robot until the very end where they miraculously had feelings and emotions towards each other again.
Another thing I disliked, also mentioned in Rola's review, was the lack of clues. There were NO CLUES or hints that led up to a certain someone being a Nephilim. (refer to spoiler rant down below) Maybe it was a technique to keep us in the dark like Nora, to be as surprised as Nora was, but I was pretty darn pissed that I couldn't pick it up. Normally, I would have liked surprises, but honestly, please drop some hints for the reader to pick up.
Plus, the writing style kind of enraged me as well. I didn't notice it at first, but once I did, I couldn't stop noticing that most of the sentences were like five words and didn't even go in depth into anything. Just a plain sentence.
I think I only liked the ending and the parts where Scott showed up because he was the only one acting anything like a human. Yes, I know, they're not human, but that doesn't mean they can't have emotions like they did before. He was still the funny, chill guy he was in the books before and I hated that he didn't show up as much this time.
Truthfully, this series -- or saga as they call it now -- was one of my favourites and I hated how it turned out so horribly. I know a lot of people have different feelings about this, and even though I'm giving it 3/5, I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. And by the way, 60% isn't a good mark either for those people who think 3/5 is a decent rating.
One final note on this series: It was quite similar to Twilight, except I loved Twilight to the end.
Patch is awesome for saying this, I don't care that it's talking about fictional characters, it's pretty true for the real world too.
"...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."
"And I am in love with you. Even when you're irrational, jealous and willful."
Spoiler Full Mini Rant
Honestly, when Patch was chained to hell, I didn't feel anything except for feeling bad that I didn't feel anything. It wasn't that I'm not in love with Patch, it's because that part wasn't written well. I only felt sad when Scott died because he was the only one I liked besides Patch. And then we find out Vee is Nephil, like WTF? Another part where I wasn't a robot was at the end where Nora is sitting in Patch's lap and they're just gushing over each other, it was too cute. But then she cuts her Nephil mark and suddenly Patch can feel things even though he's a fallen angle, and that just totally messed the moment up because nothing made sense.