By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: October 23, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Personal Kindle Library
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Will love conquer all?MY REVIEW:
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.
Book four picks up where 3 left off, with Nora facing being the leader of the Nephilim after her dad, Hank's death. She swore an oath to Hank that she would lead the Nephilim and if she failed she and her mother would die. The Nephilim want freedom from being used one week a year by the fallen angels taking over their bodies. The only time of the year when fallen angels can feel any physical touch - whether pain or pleasure. So they are at war with one another. The problem is that she also swore an oath to the Archangels to end the war between Nephilim and Fallen Angels. How can she do both and still hold on to Patch, the love of her life, who happens to be a fallen angel?
Unfortunately it's been a really long - as in probably 2 years - time since I read the first 3 books in this series, so I had the disadvantage of not having everything fresh in my mind before going in to this story. It didn't take me long to remember what was going on and the book does a great job of filling the reader in on key things that happened earlier catching you up to speed.
There are some surprises I wasn't seeing a mile away. There's a good bit of action as Nora has to learn to fight and then the book culminates in a battle. All together a great ending to a story I really enjoyed the journey of! I know there's been some controversy over whether Patch was a worthy book crush, but my answer is a resounding YES. I love him! And I loved Nora and Patch together. Despite their differences, human and fallen angel, and then later nephil and fallen angel, they had great chemistry and a deep connection that really pulled me in.
"He must have been homeschooled, because he missed all those valuable lessons we learned in kindergarten, like sharing."
At six foot two, he was the embodiment of male physical perfection.
"Your daughter means everything to me. Completely and wholly."
"Did you know, the first time I saw you, I thought: I've never seen anything more captivating and beautiful?"
Final Rating - 4 stars.