Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published September 27th 2009)
Series: Hush, Hush #1
Characters: Nora Grey, Patch Cipriano, Vee Sky
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.
I've had this book on my shelf for almost a whole year now, and I just got a chance to read it, but now I could kick myself for waiting so long. I completely see the draw to Patch now. He's hot, slightly creepy, and may or may not be out to kill our lovable main character, Nora Gray. This novel kept me hooked, I just had to figure out if Patch was really a bad guy who was just stalking Nora, or if he was being framed by some other creep.
I'm so glad there is a second book, because I feel like there wasn't quite enough making out between Patch and Nora for all the sexual tension pushed throughout the book. Hopefully, we'll see a more closeness in book two and a nicer side of Patch.
There's so much more I could go on about, but then I would spoil the plot for those of you that haven't read the book, and I don't want to do that. I will say if you like fallen angel stories with a hint of romance, you'll love this one.
Book 2, Crescendo, hits shelves Oct 14th, 2010