Review: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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.

    

Rating

Cover Art: Love the cover with the falling angel and feathers being black. Very not what you would expect from an angel.

Review:

[Book 1 in the Hush, Hush series]

Ok, this is not the type of book that will appeal to everyone, if the reviews I’ve seen are any indication. It has a lot of romance, a lot of creepy, unnecessary mystery, and a lot of build up.

The plot took a while to get going, I felt. Or rather, I didn’t realize that what I was reading was the MAIN plot line until I reached the climax near the end. The mystery, I think was a little overdone BUT I personally love it and gets me reading more of the book. Almost every character that entered the story had something mysterious going on with them. This is where I wanted to dock a star for the messiness involved. However, I’m playing favourite to the mysteriousness of the novel. This won’t appeal to everyone, of course.

The characters were not all that likeable, I feel. Nora was a typical teenaged girl. I did like that she had her own beliefs and wasn’t typically falling head over heels with just any guy who crosses her path. Patch, I have to admit, is the type of guy I really like reading about in books. He’s mysterious, a bad-boy, knows what to say when to say it, confident (although he’s almost at arrogant here), and ends up having a really caring heart. His dynamic with Nora is really great and fun to read.

Also, don’t expect everything to get resolved. This IS book 1 of 4 after all. Disappointing, but at least the last book in the series is being released this year.

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  1. July 1st, 2012

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