(Disclaimer: This review heavily contains spoilers from the whole series. Please refrain from reading it if you haven’t read the series yet, thank you)
Oh! My! God!!!!
What have I just read?!?!?!
I wanna scream.
Becca Fitzpatrick truly knew how to finish off this epic series. Gah! I’m so sad and excited for this finale. So bloody good!!
Now that I’ve calmed down, let’s take a peek at all the pretty epic things of this epic Finale.
Damn, this girl grew on me. I found her puny and petite in the first book, like Bella, but from the second book onward she grew on me. Unlike Bella, she wasn’t moody, whiny, angsty and pale. She was fun! And so much stronger than Bella, physically and mentally. She went through so much over the series, losing Scott *sniff sniff*, almost losing Patch, the love of her life to death and mean clingy girlfriends and what not. She was close to death several times and came out always unscathed. I like her a lot. To think such a fragile character would later turn out to be so strong and independent was saying something. But mostly I like that she stood up to Patch every time he became possessive and patronizing. She held onto her own and would retaliate like she should.
I love him and at some points, hate him. In the first and last books, he showed some red flag behavior. In the first book he was all stalker-ish though Becca Fitzpatrick tried to justify it by having him as an assassin to murder Nora. But in the second and especially in the third book, he grew on me like Nora did. But now in the forth book, he tore me between liking him and disliking him.
So here are the reasons why I’m torn:
1. He put tracking device in Nora’s jean jacket without her permission and used it to stalk her long before he resolved to tell her.
2. He kept making decisions for her and continued to brush aside her own choices.
3. He dabbled with his psycho ex girlfriend and kept it up though he continued showing jealousy over Nora’s platonic friendship with Scott and Dante. Talk about hypocrisy.
All these are red flags in a relationship. If anyone experiences such things in real life, please heed to my advice and get out of fge relationship. This is abusive.
But Patch had good side too that tipped the scale toward liking him more.
1. He have up his wings to get Nora out of captivity
2. He gave up getting a human body just to keep Nora safe.
3. Basically everything he did was for Nora.
And every freaking time this dude made declaration of his love for Nora, my heart melted. And every time he did that, the song “Angel with a Shotgun” by The Cab would come to my mind.
Get out your guns, battle’s begun.
Are you a saint or a sinner?
If love’s a fight then I shall die
With my heart on a trigger.
They say before you start a war,
You better know what you’re fighting for.
Well, baby, you are all that I adore.
If love is what you need, a soldier I will be.
I’m an angel with a shotgun,
Fighting ’til the war’s won,
I don’t care if heaven won’t take me back.
I’ll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe.
Don’t you know you’re everything I have?
And I wanna live, not just survive tonight.
I think this song must’ve been written with Patch and Nora in my mind, lol.
P.S. please don’t think I’m supporting Patch’s obsessive possessive behavior and encouraging it. He’s a fictional character and therefore there wasn’t anything wrong with the outcome of their relationship but in real life it ain’t so. So please, don’t take my liking Patch the wrong way. He’s a very problematic character whose problematic behavior was romanticized. In real life, please don’t condone such behavior.
They’re my new OTP!
And I love this gif so much it’s crazy 😍😍😍
Every time they kissed or even flirted, my heart was on fire 😍😍😍
And isn’t the way Patch calls Nora as “Angel” adorable?
And I’m so glad Detective Basso, also an archangel, gifted Patch his sense of touch back. Now Patch and Nora can get busy under the sheets *wink wink*
And the blood oath they took?
Ugh! This is so cute!
I missed her in the last book and even here as well. Other than here and there, she was mostly gone. Why, Ms. Fitzpatrick, why? She’d have so good at helping Nora and Patch. And the way every book tear apart her heart, poor girl. First Jules, then Dixon and finally when a decent guy like Scott came by, he had to die 😭😭😭😭
Poor baby! He was so good to Nora. I hated his character in Crescendo but began to low him in Silence and Finale. Why did he have to die, 😭😭😭
He was so good to Nora, keeping her safe but not the possessive way Patch did. He kept her smiling with his teases. He risked his life several times to protect and help Nora.
And he got death for it?????
I hate you for this, Ms Fitzpatrick, 😭😭😭
Ugh, all men and equally creepy. First there was Jules who hardly came on page. Then was Rixon who was really adorable but then turned psycho creep. Then was Hank Millar who was just, uggggghhhhh!
Finally I began to like Dante but he too had to turn evil.
I also really wanted a female villain. Marcie didn’t make the cut. And I’m glad she dies and has only 5 people attend her funeral. The number of people at your funeral always shows how you were in your life.
•The epic climax!!
The climax of Finale surpassed all its predecessor. Like seriously, bringing back Rixon and then having Nora defeat Dante by mind tricking? Super gripping and genius!!
Overall, I’m gonna be forever a fan of this awesome series. It’s so good. Maybe in near future, I’ll reread it again and fangirl over it 😝😝
P.S. again I’m reminding you guys, this book has a problematic representation of unhealthy relationship by romanticizing obsessive possessive controlling abusive behavior. Please don’t take my gushing the wrong way. I admired all the touching things Patch did for Nora but I cannot condone and overlook his problematic behavior. Neither should you or anyone when such things happen in real life. My gushing over this series has nothing to do with condoning abusive relationship. I hope you’ll understand my viewpoint.