Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Released Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: Hardcover (391 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Hush, Hush #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Website: http://www.beccafitzpatrick.com/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: 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.
"Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn't."
"She'll kill me if she finds you in here. Can you climb trees? Tell me you can climb a tree!"
Patch grinned, "I can fly."
"I don't go out with strangers," I said
Good thing i do. I'll pick you up at five."
"Before I forget, here's your homework. Where do you want me to put it?"
She pointed at the trash can. "Right there would be fine."
My Musings: When I first heard about this book, I knew that I had to pick it up. I am currently rightly a young adult novel on fallen angels, and was really excited to read another author's point of view. I was not disappointed.
Patch is a very intriguing, dangerous, sexy character. I found myself turning the pages to learn more about him and his past. Not only that but I felt a tug to him for his journey for redemption and humanity. I could not help but simpisize with him.
Nora was also another excellant character. I found my self connecting with her good girl behavior, because I used to be the same way in high school...but probably not as bad as her. All she needs is good ole dose of danger.
The plot has a really good pace, and I didn't think there was any slow parts within the pages. Overall a great read.
The only thing negative is that I found Nora's friend Vee to be annoying in many parts of the book. I wish she would shut up and stop getting into so much trouble. If she would trust Nora a little more, then she wouldn't be fiinding herself in sticky situations. Though I did enjoy the scene when she was doped up on pain meds at the hospital.
Cover Art: The cover is so gorgeous. It sparkles and has a beautiful man on top...and its not even a Cullen. What could be any better??