Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hush, Hush Review

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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 am going to try my hardest to not spoil anything but for anyone who has NOT read this, tread carefully, I might get too excited for my own good and spill some juicy stuff.

In most books you read you can tell right off the bat who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. You can also tell if one person is good or bad. That's because the authors aren't so good with the mysterious stuff. They can't write the suspense like they want to. And though it's a good book, you can tell that the person they are trying to tell you is bad, is really good or vice versa.

Hush, Hush is not one of those books and Becca Fitzpatrick is not one of those authors.

Until about page 300 (there is about 400 pages) I really could not tell whether Patch was the good guy or the bad guy. He seemed bad...oh boy, was he bad but Nora didn't think so. Well, she thought so but she didn't think so. She was torn, like most of us. But everyone else told her she needed to stay away from Patch. Her best friend didn't like Patch and her new guidance counselor even told her to stay away.

But Nora went with her gut. Though she thought he was stalking her at times she felt safe with him. Why would she need to feel safe? Well, because a scary someone wearing a ski mask was after her, of course! And no matter how many times she called the cops, or ran the person over, she kept seeing the murderer/stalker and *slight spoiler* people were getting hurt...and killed because of it.

I read it in six hours, with few breaks because I was so interested in it. It was confusing at times but in a good way. Becca really pulled out all the stops to make sure we couldn't figure out what was happening, which is great! What's the point of reading a book if you know what will happen? *eye roll* She kept me on my toes and I was nearly jumping with excitement when the big reveal and big secrets came out.

Not only was the story well told but it is an amazing story. Fallen angels and guardian's very intriguing. It's refreshing to read something other that vampires, lol. And Patch's story and his past and how he got to where he is and what he has to do to get back to where he was or almost's great. It's nothing like I've ever read before.

And big thumbs up for me, it's not all about romance. There's a story behind it. There's more than Patch and Nora making eyes at each other, though that is great. They don't jump into a relationship. They don't swoon for one another...well, Nora does a couple times, lol. It's equally balanced with romance and mystery and action and fantasy. Oh, of course it's not real but it's not outrageously fantasy like. Ya know?

It's just a really good book and I think everyone should read it because it's going to be a hit when word spreads around more. This has definitely become one of my favorite books of all times. It's right next to Catching Fire, The Giver and The Mortal Instruments Series.


  1. Awesome review! I cannot wait to see what's going to happen to Nora and Patch in the second book. I wrote in my review how I wasn't completely convinced of Patch's feelings for Nora and Becca told me she was glad. I wonder what she's got up her sleeve!

  2. YAY i am so glad you got to read the book and even more glad that you loved it so much!!!

    Thanks for the great review!