Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

Description from Goodreads:

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.


I've read conflicting reviews of Hush, Hush - a lot of people fell in love with it, while some um, not so much. And I find myself caught in the middle. You see, I love bad boys. Or bad boys in disguise, really. Case(s) in point: Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl (TV show). Griffin Blake (Oh.My.Gods.). Jace (Mortal Instruments). And a whole lot more from all the romance novels I've read. But Patch? Hmm, yeah, he's hot and all. But there's something off with him. He's a bad boy who exhibits sporadic moments of goodness, which sometimes doesn't make sense. (Am I making any sense? :p) But don't get me wrong, at times, he can be really adorable. :)

As for Nora, she's smart, pretty (in her own kind of way), and totally vulnerable to Patch. Surprisingly, that latter part endeared her to me even more. I can totally relate. Haha. Nora's a very believable character and I'm sure at one point or another, every female reader can imagine putting herself in her shoes and acting the same way she does.

The plot's progression was a bit slow. It seemed like the action only began when I was about 3/4 into the book. But I think what Becca has in store for the readers can make up for that. :)

Overall: I love the concept. I semi-love the characters. The plot was good, but could've been better. :)

Plot: 3.5/5
Writing: 4/5
Book Love: 3.5/5


Unknown said...

wow....8.5, you must have really like this one! i've heard mixed reviews so far so im really interested to read it to find out what i think myself. Good review!


austenfan said...

Hi Aimee! I liked it, but didn't exactly love it. I guess I'm just too generous with my ratings. :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I felt the same way! Let's hope the next book is action, 4/4 of the time. :)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I loved this the end I was ready to start it all over. Have to agree that I think it was a bit short and left so much to the end BUT there' more to come :)

austenfan said...

@Jenn: Yep, hope Crescendo (am I right?) does better.

@Mel: The plot does look like it's gonna get really interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

haven't read this one. I did hear mixed reviews on this one either you like it, or you don't. This looks like library take out for me :)

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