Nora ar trebui sa stie ca viata ei este departe de a fi perfecta. Desi cu ajutorul lui Patch, iubitul si ingerul ei pazitor, a scapat cu viata dintr-o serie de incidente cu totul neobisnuite, primejdia e departe de a fi trecut. Relatia cu Patch nu este in cel mai bun moment al ei, iar Marcie Millar pare mai hotarata ca oricand sa-i faca Norei viata un cosmar. De parca nu ar fi de-ajuns, un nou dusman incearca sa o distruga, iar moartea tatalui ei ramane in continuare un mister. Cum Patch nu numai ca nu ii raspunde la intrebari, dar pare chiar sa-i stea in cale, Nora se vede nevoita sa afle raspunsuri de una singura. Nu se anunta o vara prea tihnita, nu-i asa?
Gr 9 Up-In this sequel to Hush, Hush (S & S, 2009), 16-year-old Nora Grey (still leggy, naive, and constantly home alone in her farmhouse, but inexplicably no longer anemic) starts summer school in Coldwater, ME. It's been a few months since her sleazy lab partner, Patch, turned out to be a fallen angel bent on killing her to acquire a human body, then saved her from his murderous Nephil (half-human/ half-fallen angel) vassal and became her guardian angel. Now they're dating, but Nora starts to doubt his love and her safety when she realizes that he's holding back information about a secret Nephilim blood society; its mysterious leader, "the Black Hand"; Nora's mean-girl nemesis, Marcie; and Nora's father's murder. Fitzpatrick jumbles together a large cast of inconsistent, stereotyped characters and familiar teen horror/thriller scenarios as a foolish Nora wrestles with her tortured passion for Patch and gets drugged, shot at, chased, and seduced sleuthing for answers amid teen parties, seedy pool halls, a creepy amusement park, and cryptic dreams. Pseudo-biblical supernatural elements are confusing and underdeveloped, as is the cluttered, illogical plot. Nora's narrative and the story's pacing suffer from awkward phrasing, cliched dialogue, and persistent use of the passive voice. An unsatisfying ending, mid-scene, anticipates a third book, but readers may be unwilling to put in the effort.-Riva Pollard, Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Grupul Editorial Litera
January 02, 2012
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