Hardcover: 454 Pages
Published: October 23, 2012
Series: Hush Hush
1. Hush Hush
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.
The beginning of Finale we find Nora bound by two oaths. One to lead the Nephilim army in a war against the fallen angels and the other made to the fallen angels to squash the Nephilim's rebellion. The price of breaking either oath is immediate death. Things suddenly get complicated because Nora has a personal stake on both sides. She is in love with Patch, who is a fallen angel and she is a Nephilim. So what can Nora do? If she fulfills one oath and breaks the other she dies. Either way, Nora is in a lot of trouble. However, Patch has finally come back, confessed his love to Nora, and is now at her side no matter what.
I have to give Kate credit for creating such a dark thrilling novel. With each book in this series the story line become intricate. Sure, I had many issues with the plot twists, character development, and the stupidity of Nora, but I enjoyed every minute of this series. I enjoyed the fast pace, the conflicts that arose, the steady level of excitement, and most of all Patch. He was such a sweetheart, cared for Nora and stood by her side at the end.
My initial feelings toward Nora were annoyance and irritability. However, the end of Finale changed her character to a mature young lady who made very good decisions. I was blown by the ending and surprised to find out the man behind all this horror was her biological father. There isn't much to say about the other characters except that I still hate Marcie, Vee was an interesting character like Scott, and Patch is Patch. I still love him even though he made stupid decisions, didn't tell Nora everything, did his own thing, and not shared his findings. But the ending was satisfying and I was glad to find out that Nora and Patch were able to work things out.