Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Pages: 400.
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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.

What can I possibly say about Hush, Hush that hasn’t already been said? I had no doubt in my mind that I would like it, according to the major hype it’s received, but I ended up totally falling for it. (Falling, get it? Like a fallen angel? I’m lame, I know)

To start off, I’ll admit that I got a bit confused in places, but before I would even consider flipping back pages to re-read, whatever I was pondering was always brought back up and answered. Aside from that, this story was completely addicting. It was definitely one of those stories that I had to force myself to put down at 5 AM, and kept myself awake for another hour just itching to pick it back up again.

I very much enjoyed the characters as well. Nora, while she isn’t my favorite female character ever, was surprisingly awesome. Unlike certain main female characters, she wasn’t completely focused on some kind of blossoming romance. Which I could easily say for the entire story. While I’m probably being really confusing, what I mean is- though the relationship between Nora and the main male character -Patch- was very hot, it wasn’t the center of the entire story- yet it still managed to snag a leading conflict without being written in every chapter. I really admired that.

And Patch? Well, just the name Patch screams sexy. He was arrogant, obnoxious and his constant innuendos were perverted, but he has officially made my list of favorite fictional characters. Underneath all of that immaturity, there was something kind of sweet and likeable that you can’t really put your finger on.

Overall, before I write about ten more paragraphs, I loved this story. Becca has written a beautiful, down-to-earth story with edge and sexiness and gah! I’m sure I don’t need to say it, but I definitely recommend it. Definitely.

7 comments:

  1. I loved this book, too! But I have to admit that I got rather confused at some parts, too, but hopefully things will be better explained in the sequel.

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  2. I'm so glad you liked it! I thought it was fabulous! And when did you change your layout! I love it!

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  3. Participate in the two-part book challenge at Good Golly Miss Holly: http://goodgollymisshollybooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/big-book-list-challenge.html

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  4. This book is so addictive! I had a difficult time putting it down as well. :)

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  5. I love Hush, Hush. And I agree, it's one of those books you can't put down!

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  6. Crescendo's cover was revealed today on Becca Fitzpatrick's website :)

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  7. One ofmy favorite books. It means a lot to me because it's one of the first books I read when I started reading in English. I have a hard cover and I will keep it forever.

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