Publisher: Simon & Schuster children's
Released: October 2009
Plot: Nora isn't really keen on any of the boys at school, despite her best friend Vee's insistence, that is until Nora meets Patch. Love at first sight? Patch seems to know everything about Nora, he keeps turning up everywhere and Nora can't decide whether to run to or from him. Little does Nora know though that Patch is fact a fallen Angel and is here for a reason...
Good Points: When I first read this book I absolutely loved it (I think I even restarted it straight away), I loved the opening chapter -barbie dolls pinned to the board - and the friendship between Nora and Vee and I think one of the main reasons that I liked this book when I first read it was because all that was mainly out at the time was Vampire teen fiction after Twilight and so it was kind of a breath of fresh air (obviously that has now changed).
The idea behind the book was quite cool but ...hmnn, I just don't know any more...
Bad Points: This book does have typical teen book syndrome and Nora's character at times I thought can be a little whiney, heck, let's try psychotic. It is also a little twilight-y, yup they're both biology partners forced to work together along with all the other stuff I've already summed up in the 'typical teen' quote.
The list of bad points could go on and on however I don't really want go all psycho on the book so I'll quit while I'm ahead.
To Sum Up... Yeah okay it is the typical teen book, average-looking, good grades girl falls for bad, broody least we forget mysterious boy and so on... but I think a part of me will always love this book. Sure I've read loads of books since that would beat this book in a 'book battle' but I just don't think I can ignore the fact that this book got me excited to read on the first time I read it (though I was a tad disappointed with the series sequels) listening full volume to Delirium by Ladyhawke which consequently always makes me think of this.
I checked the book out on Goodreads recently and wasn't that surprised to see all of the many negative responses, I must admit my opinion has changed the more I read this book and now I just cannot understand Patch and Nora's relationship and the fact that everything is just quickly explained in the ending and the stupidity levels go through the roof.
However, like always, I encourage you to read the book and make the ultimate conclusion , is it good or bad?