by Becca Fitzpatrick Fiction 391 pages Pub date 2009
A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgement.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen--and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
This book was recommended to me after I read The Mortal Instruments series, since they both follow a story line involving Nephilim. This book defines Nephilim as a half-human being, one parent human, the other a fallen angel. I soon realized that the storyline didn't really follow the Nephilim, it followed a girl named Nora and a boy named Patch. Patch is mysterious and knows everything about Nora without having met her. Nora is drawn to him but also is terrified of him. Then Nora starts to see and hear things that are unexplainable, like falling off a roller coaster, then finding herself coming to a stop at the end of the ride. It's a great read that involves a lot of action. Although some scenes come out of nowhere while some chapters end with you going, what happened? The language is easy to read but keeps you excited to find out whats going to happen next. I was a little apprehensive about continuing the book after it talked about her feeling stalked and being watched. I don't feel comfortable with real life freaky stuff, but if you also get freaked out I recommend reading it during the day. All in all, it was entertaining and the romance was great.