‘Finale’ is the fourth, and final, installment of Becca Fitzpatrick’s ‘Hush Hush’ series. I am infatuated with Patch. Rating: 4/5
Note: This is the fourth, and final book, in a series. This is not a spoiler free review. I do not suggest continuing on with this review if you have not read Finale, or the other books. If you’ve read Finale, leave me a comment so we can fangirl together!
I have to admit, I’ve been completely infatuated with Becca Fitzpatrick’s saga, ‘Hush Hush’. Her final installment, Finale, almost left me in a heartbroken mess before I had even opened the book. While some of her characters, Vee in particular, could be quite annoying, and I very often wanted to shake her main character Nora, she did an incredible job writing the fallen angel/love interest Patch. Listen, I have loved fictional characters before, but there is no fictional character that I love more than Patch. He is flawless, I tell you! FLAWLESS!
This is a hard review to write, and it was a hard book to rate. On one hand, I felt like the author was too ambitious when she was writing. She ended up making this book much more complicated than it needed to be. Nora was a new nephilim and there was a war and a blood oaths and weird things were happening constantly and Patch was being stalked etc. etc. etc. It was all just too much for the last book, in my opinion. Everything tied into the ending, so it worked, but I would have liked to have things wrap up more smoothly than they did. There were moments when conflicts came up and then within a few pages were solved. It was kind of like, “What’s the point?”. There were some predictable moments as well, but so many books I’ve read lately have been predictable and I’m starting to wonder if I’m just really good noticing things. Very early on in the book I knew that Vee had to be something, that Detective Basso had to be something, and that Dante was not to be trusted. All of these things turned out to be true.
With all of that said, this was probably my favorite of all the Hush Hush books, though the first will always hold a special spot in my heart because I loved how Patch was so….. well, Patch. He got quite a bit mushy in certain parts of this book, but I dealt with I ship him and Nora hard. I liked the different kinds of character development that happened in this book, even though it did seem a bit rushed. I was really sick of Nora being annoying and whining in the other books, so I’m glad she was at least able to become a badass in this one. She owned up to her mistakes, she acted responsibly, and she killed that son of a bitch Dante (who ended up being the bad guy). I thought that this was a really great end to the saga, even though I would have liked there to be a little bit more at the end of it. I hate when books spend 400 out of 450 pages working towards this huge conflict and then as soon as the conflict is over there are only like, 20 pages left for the characters to get their ending. At least they ended up together. I can sleep well knowing that, even if Scott and Marcie died along the way. And a bunch of other people.
There are things I’d like to discuss with you all, like Scott’s anti-climatic death, the fact that Patch can now feel (!!!!), the cute blood oath that Patch and Nora did, how all of a sudden Nora’s mom knows Patch and Nora did a blood oath (???), Marcie was killed off, etc. etc. etc. but it’s all so complicated and confusing that this review would be as long as the book itself.
If you’re interested in reading my GoodReads updates from this book you can do so here. I must say, they’re quite entertaining. It will tell you exactly what I was thinking on certain pages.