Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nyxen's Review of "Hush, Hush"

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
391 Pages
Simon & Schuster 2009

A Sacred Oath
A Fallen Angel
A Forbidden Love

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgement.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch semms to be everywhere she is and seems 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 anythinng Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen-and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

Becca Fitzpatrick's debut novel Hush, Hush was an excellent read for me. Second time I read this, I loved it even more. I caught everything I missed the first time around. It is a fast-paced, jaw-dropping, amazingly descriptive novel that kept me on my toes the whole time. I could easily say that I devoured this novel in one sitting.

Hush, Hush tells the story of Nora Grey, a regular high school student, who gets caught in between what is right and what she thinks is right. Her life is turned upside down when she meets Patch, a sexy, mysterious, bad boy with a hidden past. Nora is determined to find out the truth about him but along the way she realizes that it's hard to resist him. Along the way she encountters many problems with Patch but something still seems to pull her to him, even though she knows how bad he is for her. And when she does find out his dark truth, what will she do?

There were few things that I disliked about the novel, though. At times, I could feel Twilight elements creeping through the text. Some parts of the novel were a little too EdwardBella-ish but I got past that. Now I see why they recommend it to fans of Twilight. But I don't blame them. Nora and Patch's relationship is something else. At first, you kind of see Patch as a stalker, yet Nora is still falling for him. That's one point of the story where you're like, "What on earth are you thinking, Nora." But then you get to the middle of the book and you find out a lot about everything which just goes to show that you were wrong. I was like that.

Other than those few things I mentioned, Hush, Hush was a brilliant, well written novel from and even brillianter(it's a word for now) mind. The incredible details and amazing plot kept me going throughout the night. I was enthralled by Becca Fitzpatrick's world. I don't know where I would be if it weren't for Hush, Hush. (I am now overly obsessed with fallen angels. Thanks you very much, Becca.) But seriously, as her debut novel, I think Becca did a wonderful job and I am so glad she gave us the chance to read her story.

I rate this novel Five Stars.

Crescendo is the next installment in the Hush, Hush Series do out in the fall.

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