Published By: Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 2009
Categories: Urban Paranormal
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
Review: I had heard mixed things about this book, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I started reading it a few days ago, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I found Nora to be a great character. I thought she was pretty realistic. Vee, her best friend was also great. I really enjoyed getting a look into their friendship.
I wasn’t too sure about Patch from the beginning, and now that I’m finished the book, I’m still not sure how I feel about him. I think I’ll know better where I stand with him once I get more into the series. Right from the get go I thought Elliot was a jerk. I knew there was something up with Jules from the beginning cause he was never around, and really, what’s the point of having a character always mentioned who never does anything. What he does, you’ll have to find out by reading the book.
The plot was pretty good – there were a couple spots where I didn’t want to stop reading, even if I had to leave for work. I may have just made it on time that day. The ending was great, though I thought it ended a little fast. I felt like I needed more closure.
All in all, I can’t wait til Crescendo is released, in October of 2010.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.