Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Length: 432 pages
Genre: YA, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Why I read it: Sequel to Hush Hush, On my list.
The book starts, as always with sequels, where the last book left off. Nora and Patch are together and happy, until Nora becomes angry at Patch’s secrecy and she breaks up with him. Soon after, she Meets Scott, newly moved back to Coldwater, and stirring up trouble. Nora learns that someone called The Black Hand killed her dad, and she goes on a hunt to find out who this person is.
The good: Okay, I honestly can’t think of a good point to the book. Yes. I finished it rather quickly, but I think that is due only to my nook, and the fact I have so much free time on my hands.
The bad: A comment on my last entry for Hush Hush asked if this series was a mini Twilight. I said I didn’t see the first book as such, but this book was definitely a trip down memory lane of “vampire town from hell”, just replace the vampires with fallen angels, and wolves with nephilim and there you go. And as another blogger pointed out ” Archangels have no problem with fallen angels having their way with humans and never interfere but an angel finding true pure love will result in a one way ticket to hell.” Yeah, did anyone else catch that? To top it off, Nora suspects Patch of Being the big baddie, then as soon as another option comes along, turns on that person faster than you can turn the page. Then there is the stop and go of her relationship. Yes, they are broken up, but one minute Nora is flirting with Patch and being nice, the next she’s using Scott to make him jealous. Then you have the supporting characters Rixon and Vee. In the case of Vee, Fitzpatrick seemed to forget about her. A lot. So much so in fact, that she has this wonderful disappearing act for most of the book. And then there is Nora’s job. She goes in for one night of work, then we never hear of it again, except in passing when she says she hasn’t been scheduled. So, in short, yes, it is a Twilight Knock-off.
Will I read it again? Hell no. Would I recommend it? Hell no. The first book was passable even somewhat entertaining, but this one was… a nightmare.