Title: Finale (Hush, Hush #4)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schulster
Version Read: paperback (library)
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Categories: angels, fantasy, paranormal, urban-fantasy, romance, young-adult
Summary (Goodreads): 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?
Um, I’m not really sure how I feel about this one. Beware of spoilers this time.
There were parts of this that really could have been expanded upon further, and there were some hastily skimmed over plot holes. I know there were in the first three books, but Finale seemed to have more than the others. Devilcraft, Cheshvan, the Fallen Angel feathers, Marcie, not to mention what we learned about Vee in the final moments before the showdown began. Holy shish-kabobs! When there’s only one or two little plot holes I tend to be able to ignore them but they added up in Finale.
The implications of exactly what was going to happen with the devilcraft didn’t really feel finished to me. I mean, did Nora even actually drink that antidote or did she just go back to snuggle-times with Patch? I would have slipped it in a drink and she would have never known the difference, antidote taken, devilcraft gone! And did it really die with Dante or is some other random person out there going to start making shiny blue things? I have all of the questions but few of the answers.
I was sad about Scott though, because he redeemed himself in Silence, and furthered that in this book. Even Patch thought so and he’s as jealous about other guys being with Nora as Nora is other girls being with Patch. Which leads me to… for Pete’s sake Nora, what is with you and being totally blinded by all thoughts of Dabria. Yes she wants Patch back, but that is why she is helping hm. He’s also made it pretty clear he doesn’t want anything to do with her. After everything you’ve been through, can’t you just trust him a little bit.
Nora’s mum was also really annoying me in this one. I know in Silence she was being brainwashed or whatever by Hank but why on Earth would she allow Marcie to stay with them after everything Nora has had to put up with from her. If I was Nora I’d have deliberately made Marcie’s life as uncomfortable as possible, in ways that she could not have been blamed for it.
The result of the showdown was good, and I particularly liked the final chapter set a few years in the future. It was nice to see everyone reasonably happy and whole.