by Becca Fitzpatrick
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 judgement.
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.
I'm not sure if I was just not in the right mood when I read this book or if I've just read too many star-crossed love fantasies lately, but I didn't love this book as much as I thought I would. Based on the reviews I was stoked to read this book. Overall, it was good, but it was slow starting for me. There were parts I really loved and about halfway through it really picked up. However, I really disliked Nora's best friend Vee. I was convinced that she was actually evil and helping to try to kill Nora, which turned out not to be the case...she was just a crappy friend! I didn't really get into the immediate "attraction" between Patch and Nora at first, because it felt really creepy, stalkerish to me until she really started to learn more about him. (reminiscent of Edward in the "Twilight" movie as opposed to the book) Once I hit the meat of the story I started to get into it and I really liked the way it ended. I just wish that it had been able to hook me right from the start.
PS-I do love the cover of this book! The red is subtle, yet stand out. It's a stark image that I think may have contributed a lot to why I picked up the book in the first place.