Book #18 of 2010 - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Review


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published in 2009
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and 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 far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life. 

First Twilight and now this... I'm becoming more and more aware of how MY biology labs in high school were a waste of time! There were no newcomers with piercing eyes and husky voices and strong abs and things... Now that I've finally complained about that, onto the book:

I really liked it. I haven't read anything with angels before, and the only ones I know are from the Supernatural-- they're (mostly, except for Castiel, of corse) arrogant and mean and all that. I guess that's kinda what I expected from this, and I got it, but it was much better.

It's hard not to fall for Patch with his teasing charm and good looks. Nora is confused about him, obviously, since he's also mysterious, arrogant and stalkerish. There were times when I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her, going, "You want him, Nora! Hello!" Then I had to remind myself she is 16 and acting the way any 16-year-old girl would in her situation.

Overall, the story flows smoothly and is easy to read, as well as enjoyable. The only thing that left me needing more was Patch's backstory-- is that it? Really? I really hoped we could find out more about him, but apparently not. I'm hoping it will change in the next book since we'll definitely find out more about Nora's Nephilim blood line.

On the other hand, though, Nora's best friend Vee cracked me up a lot. And the twist in the end about the "murderer" was pretty cool; even if I might have guessed it at one time or the other, I'd definitely had forgotten it toward the end of the book.

I must admit that with the biology lab and Nora's driving to Portland to investigate Elliott and getting in trouble, a voice at the back of my head started screaming, "Twilight! Twilight!" Since the subject matter isn't too different, similarities are about to pop up, right?

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  1. great review! i agree, i did see a few similarities between hush, hush and twilight, and i wasn't too crazy about that. however, that was my only problem with the book. i really enjoyed it, and i LOVED the character of patch! hahaha :)

  2. I wasn't such a huge fan of this book as you are, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) I love angel storylines. Have you considered trying The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare? I just picked up Angelology by Danielle Trussoni from my local library this week and should be reading/reviewing it soon. Btw, I noticed you're currently reading Lover Avenged. Such a fun series! Rehvenge is my fave of the Brothers. :D

  3. @Erika: Yeah, other than that, it's an enjoyable read. And it's pretty much impossible to not fall for Patch! =)

    @Kris: Thanks for the suggestions; I've never read anything with angels before this, so I'll check them out whenever I can. And yeah. My heart's set on Rhage, but I have a feeling Rehvenge won't disappoint =)

  4. hi simay! :) you've been given an award at erika breathes books! :D


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