Monday, July 18, 2011
Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
I can't say that I enjoyed this book. It was OK, but, as in the same book, Nora is a strange person and she seems to take the worse decisions no matter the situation. Patch has a behaviour that scares Nora and also makes the reader hate him. I didn't quite get the fact that he was hiding from Nora when the answer was so simple.
A thing I liked is the twist in the plot. You never know who is the good one and who is the bad one, as always in Becca's books. When an old friend comes in town he seems to be exactly what Nora didn't need. She is trying to find out what caused the death of her father and ends up finding out the tragic truth with some help from him.
Caught between the relationship problems that she has with Patch, hating Marcie, finding out what happened to her dad and trying to buy a car, she never has enaugh time to solve any of her problems. Also, her mother never gets angry because she gets into trouble, but she gets angry at the beggining of the book because she is 4 minutes late. I find this a very strong contrast between her two sides wich I can't understand.
As usual, Vee can't stop eating junk food and dates the wrong guy. As usual, she has no idea about Patch being a fallen angel and all that.
Another thing that i didn't really understand is why, at first, one of the characters in the book tries to protect Nora and than is as cold as ice and really formal.
Conclusion: What I expected was a way better book. In the end, all the answers could have been guessed. Almost everything is predictable. I really hope that the 3rd book will be better.