Goodreads rating: 4.42
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
1442426640 (ISBN13: 9781442426641)
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.
A wonderful third installment to the Hush, Hush series. I loved it from start to finish. It didn't have the same heart-wrenching feeling as Crescendo gave me, but I read it in a couple days and that's only because I had to sleep. Yes, I really did. I'm always finding myself finishing these books quickly. Becca's writing reads so well I don't realize how long I've read until I'm more than half of the way through. Maybe it has something to do with Patch. Mmmmm.... Patch. I went to a signing for this author, as well as Moira Young (Blood Red Road) and Elizabeth Miles (Fury) and I won a humongous poster of Patch and Nora. You can check out the whole post here, but in case you're lazy, here's the full size:
Tell me you're not salivating right now? I know I am every time I walk into my room and see this set of beautiful pecs and washboard abs.
Wait, back to the book. I was distracted... Okay, so, this was one of the books I was most looking forward to this year. I feel like a lot of books are debuting late this year, and I was glad to see the release of one of my favorites. It was so aggravating in the beginning when Nora couldn't remember anything (the synopsis from Goodreads and the synopsis from the inside flap are totally different), especially that she couldn't remember Patch. It just killed me. And then... sigh... they find their way back to each other. No thanks to two-timing Hank, AKA the Black Hand, Nora's biological father and a very powerful Nephilim who wants revenge on the fallen angels who possess their bodies one week out of the year. Not only that, Hank is making the moves on Nora's mom and using his powers to cloud her head. But Nora isn't about to let that happen.With Patch's help, she sets out to take her revenge on Hank. Scott was also an interesting add to the story. I almost saw a love triangle forming, but Patch and Nora have that relationship that doesn't leave room for anyone else. I'm excited for the fourth book, but I don't want to have to wait!