Wacky Wednesday: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

I believe this might be one of the first non-general fiction novels I review on my blog, so hopefully I'll make this good!

Summary (as seen on Goodreads)
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.

  • Nora loses someone she is close to who she really cares about. At least not all of the characters have plot armor.
  • The tensions in the story were interesting and waiting for the conclusion was enjoyable. Watching the characters navigate that difficult path built anticipation for how the characters were going to survive, or not.

  • Vee being a Nephilim as well as a cool twist, but at the same time, it came out of nowhere. It seemed like a really convenient way to finally introduce Vee to what was going on, and even when she was, she didn’t really get to do much to help. With Detective Basso, it was equally confusing to find out her was an archangel, and felt like a detail placed for the sake of convenience.
  • Marcie’s death seemed a bit strange. It would’ve been interesting if she’d known she would have a shorter life and had ended up sacrificing herself for the battle. Instead, she gets away with what she did, just like she always does, which was frustrating.

  • Nora just doesn’t come across as a very intelligible character. It seems like she constantly needs Patch to rescue her, or Scott, or some other boy. Why can’t Nora just learn to take care of herself? Because she’s human and weak? I wonder what that reminds me of.
  • Patch and his dirty jokes are just totally unnecessary. Especially ending the book with that didn’t come across as the best choice. It was frustrating to read.
  • Speaking of Nora and Patch’s relationship, what is with their dependency on each other? Yes, it’s healthy to care about someone you’re dating, but to the extent that they do when they literally can’t go on without each other? Especially since the book basically mentions that this entire series only takes place in six months, this seems a bit unreasonable to me.
  • Nora and her devilcraft addiction was very confusing, and the way that plot arc ended was very confusing and didn’t really add to the story as a whole. It made it feel like it was just extra words on the page to meet a quota.

Admittedly, I mostly read this book just to wrap up the series, which I started a while ago. I gave it my best shot, but I can only muster up two jellyfish for this one.

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