Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 291 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (October 13, 2009)
Review Copy: Purchased myself
What I Thought:
*humph* That's about how I felt throughout this whole book! It made me want to pull my hair out over and over!
Now let me elaborate...none of the above statement means that I didn't like it. Just the opposite...I did like it very much. How can I possibly like a book that made me want to pull out my hair and throw said book against the wall repeatedly? Simple...because it made me want to do ALL of that.
Now Patch sounds like a hottie (but I feel like a cougar saying that...even though he IS immortal and ageless LOL!) This Patch fellow made me mad over and over again! Stop being mean to the girl and tell her you love her for goodness sakes! Girl (aka Nora) don't let him act like a butt! I realize it's just a story but *gah!*
Yes, I did finish reading it. Yes, I did totally love it even though my rant may seem like I didn't. Yes, I WILL be reading Crescendo (which sits in the review pile looking at me) because now I MUST know what happens with these characters.
About The Book:
(From Author's Website)
Falling in love was never so easy . . .
or so deadly.
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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.