Friday, May 19, 2017

Finale (Mini Review)

From 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.

**Spoiler Alert*

The problem with a series or sequels is at bare minimum it must live up to the previous books. Ideally each new book would be better than the last. It is almost impossible to judge each book individually. As a reader I have built expectations. And when they aren't met I am disappointed. Which sounds like me not enjoying it, when in reality, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to.
That is how I felt about Finale.

The book keeps hinting at an epic war. But for the majority of the book nothing war-like happens.
Nora stress about the war day and night, but continues school, fake dates Dante, secretly dates Patch, plans a Halloween Party with Marcie, goes to the club with Vee, still finds time to be jealous of Dabria.
Even when she finally agreed that the Nephilim should fight for their freedom from the Fallen Angels, she never met her army. Made any defensive or offensive moves.

And WHY did Scott have to die. I loved the build up of his character. That he turned out to be one of her most loyal friends. His dying did not help her take down Dante in the end at all. She should have been smart enough to try her mind tricks way earlier in the fight. Why wasn't Patch practicing that with her.

I didn't even care when Patch's feather was burned and he was sent to Hell. I was too sure he was coming back.
It wasn't a bad book, it was good. I just expected more.

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