Summary: Nora finds herself inexplicably drawn to classmate Patch, a stereotypical bad boy who's hiding supernatural secrets. Before she knows it, Nora's life is in danger as she struggles to puzzle out whether Patch is her friend or the perpetrator of attacks against Nora and her best friend Vee.
Yay!: The writing quality is better than your average Twilight-alike. The dialogue is clever and actually made me a laugh a few times, and sassy Vee is a likable character.
Nay!: While the first quarter of the book read pretty well, there was a sharp decline in quality shortly thereafter. The first part of the plot is incredibly similar to Fallen. Does every heroine have to break into the school records to find out about her crush? Why not, I don't know, ASK him if she has questions? If he's rude and insulting in return, then ignoring him would be a great strategy from that point on.
Speaking of rude and insulting, Patch is rude and insulting, and his constant innuendos quickly go from "unsophisticated teen boy" to "sexual harassment of heroine." Of course, Nora only pretends to be offended and falls for him anyway because darn it, he's just so hot, and isn't that really what matters? I was very confused about his "love" for Nora, since allegedly he doesn't have human feelings.
The mysteries in the plot are easy to solve despite how convoluted they are, leaving a sense of frustration that the heroine isn't working things out for herself. Since the angels in the story can telepathically control the minds of humans (why in the heck would angels have that power?), the supernatural element often makes everything a little too convenient or a little too messy.
Verdict: Girls who dream of having a supernatural creature alternate between scaring them and trying to get into their pants with no finesse whatsoever will love this book. Hey, don't look at me like that. It's a big target demographic!