Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick---Review

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Title: Hush Hush
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.

My Thoughts:

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


Quinn said...

It's really interesting to see your take on this book, but I'm a little confused by it.

I read HUSH, HUSH a while ago because I had been reading so many blog posts slamming the book because of the romance. I just had to read it and see for myself what everyone was talking about.

In my opinion, there wasn't any romance in this book. I don't want to spoil anything since you didn't include spoilers in your review, but Patch didn't come off as a hot love interest and he wasn't just a little creepy ... he was a full out creep. Several times throughout the novel, Nora says that Patch makes her uncomfortable -- not in a sexual tension type way, but in a "he's harassing me" type way.

I'd love to hear more on what you thought of some of the events in the novel.

I'm going to be reading the second book because the premise is interesting, but not particularly for the "romance."

Tere Kirkland said...

I know this book has a lot of fans, but parts of it bothered me.

I thought Patch kind of treated Nora like crap, myself. I guess that kept me from liking him in the long run. I also thought Nora and Vee bordered on too stupid to live sometimes. I really wanted to like this book, because the pacing and writing is good, and kept me reading.

I don't think I'll be reading the sequel.

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Annie McElfresh said...

--I guess I like the end of the book Patch as far as romance goes. I'm hoping we'll see more of his good guy side in book two.

Nora's attraction to Patch was there throughout, and I think readers would have been more for a romance between the two of them if Patch wasn't so intense and aggressive. I do want to see more of a genuine romance blossom between the two in the next novel. There was so much sexual tension between them, but it wasn't explained in the novel too well why Nora would let a creep like Patch hoist her up on a counter and almost kiss her if she was so afraid of him.

Love intrests that are cocky and kind of jerky always hook me for some reason. Eric from Sookie Stackhouse novels is a prime example. He was my favorite from book one, and it was awesome to see him show his softer side to Sookie throughout the series. That's what I'm hoping Patch does, too, so we can see why Nora was so into him at the end of the first novel.

Scoot said...

I enjoyed this book a lot and I am looking forward to Crescendo! :) Glad you liked it too.

anjohnston said...

It's funny that a lot of people commented saying that had a problem with Patch. Like you, I liked his bad boy, not sure if he's really good type of thing going on. He's an anti-hero which always hooks me too.

I wasn't crazy about Nora. I didn't think she had much of a personality and would like to see her more developed in this next book.

Thanks for the review, and like you, I'm waiting impatiently for the next installment!

Amie Kaufman said...

I'm looking forward to reading this even more now. Silver lining to letting it sit on your shelf for so long - you don't have to wait as long for the sequel!

Stephanie Jenkins said...

I <3 Patch. He kind of reminds me of Alex. And Alex and I have a <3/ hate relationship. *glares evilly at dark-haired guy sitting next to me*

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