Nora Grey was never really interested in the boys at her high school, until Patch is assigned the seat next to her in biology. Patch is dark and mysterious and has an air of danger about him. Though Nora knows he cannot be good for her–owing to the strange and often terrifying things that happen when he’s around–she can’t deny her strong attraction to him. What she doesn’t know is that there really is much more to Patch than it seems, and being with Patch will draw Nora into an ancient battle more frightening than anything she has ever known.
I read an awful lot of bad reviews about this book before I read it, but wanted to give it a chance anyway, since it is a best seller and of course the cover is gorgeous. Too bad the cover was the only good thing about this book. I should have listened to the reviewers who came before me! I rolled my eyes so often reading this novel it gave me a headache. Nora and Patch were both very shallow characters that I couldn’t relate to at all. I was able to see the villains, even the “twist” with the villains at the end, coming a mile away. There were some annoying twilight-esque moments, too. Like Patch trying to decide whether he wants to kill Nora, or throw her on the kitchen counter and have his way with her (*gag*). Nora, knowing Patch wants to kill her, and still falling desperately in love with him anyway. Ugh. I know there are people out there who love these types of stories, but I am definitely not one of them. If you want to read a good fallen angel novel, go read “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” instead.