by Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon & Schuster
Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781416989417/?mountie9
Suggested Age: I would say over 13, but it's not my place to decide (Some sexuality & violence)
Description: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
The Good Stuff
- Story is so absorbing, you will not want to put the book down (The only reason I had to, is because I have 2 kids dammit, and I had mommy duties to tend too)
- Patch - one of my favorite male literary protagonists so far this year
- For a girl who has no religious background I have read a ton of books about angels this year -- and this one is fascinating
- Patch is Hot (Yes, I know that sounds cougarish)
- The cover is incredible!
- The friendship and dialogue between Vee and Nora is very realistic of teenage girls
- Fast paced and intriguing
- Such an absorbing story, I almost forgot about all of my mommy duties -- Mom, can you please make dinner now I'm starving
- Nora and Vee did some awfully stupid things
- Adults are written as unavailable or morons as always seems to happen in YA fiction - but than again I thought all adults were morons at that age.
"Make me gag granny smith green. I think."
"Don't Blame me. Tell your mother to move closer. Tell her there's this new club called civilization and you guys should join."
"The verdict? My doctor is a lard-ass. Closely resembles and Oompa-Loompa. Don't give me that severe look. Last time he came in, he broke into the Funky Chicken."
What I Learned
- Fallen angels are HOT and sort of naughty (never mind already learned this from Jill Myles Succubus stories)
- What a Nephilim is
- That Teenagers really think adults are useless!
- Cheerleaders are evil.
- More suitable for older YA readers due to sexuality and violence
- Fans of Twilight and Shiver should enjoy
My next door neighbor's daughter lent it to me (not the signed edition she won from the spina bifida raffle) and I got absolutely no compensation for this review