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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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...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.

Book: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Hush, Hush, #1
Free or Purchased: Library
Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket (4 Zombies)

Hush, Hush was at turns funny and scary, or romantic and gruesome, and I loved every word of it. Nora, despite the unfortunate name, was a great narrator, and made it easy to see everything that she saw, feel everything that she felt, and she made me want more. Now.

I, unlike Nora, immediately fell in love with Patch. He was cute, in a very sinister sort of way, and very fun. The absence of any real attempt at a love triangle was refreshing, since I saw from the very beginning that Patch was the only one for Nora. [INSERT SWOON HERE]. He was just hands down awesome, and Elliot was a jerkface.

Now, while the best friend, Vee, was still a blonde, she wasn't thin and gorgeous and always stealing the spotlight from Nora in typical book BFF fashion. No, she was a slightly ditzy, big-but-sexy, very original character that didn't feel like a stock photo. As I was reading, I was like, Wow, I've never seen her before. Cool.

Sometimes the bad guys were really too easy to spot, even when the actual characters were floundering around like chickens with their heads cut off, so the mystery wasn't a huge plot point, except for with Patch. I would never have figured out his secrets without help, not in a thousand years. But that's probably because Patch is just awesome. I think maybe I can get away with saying that again. Patch is just awesome. What do you think? Did I get away with it?

My biggest complaint about Hush, Hush is that Nora spent half the book feeling all wishy-washy about Patch, and she wasn't all that nice to him. Some of the things she said to him, just made me want to smack her, but since I don't condone human-character violence, I took off a zombie instead and felt good about myself. I did the right thing. I did. Seriously.

So, since I know that I'm pretty late getting on this bandwagon, have any of you guys read Hush, Hush? What were your thoughts? Likes, dislikes? Theories about Crescendo, anyone?

1 comment:

anjohnston said...

I liked Hush, Hush. Like you said, I enjoyed Patch and thought Vee was a lovely character but Nora bothered me. I wish she'd had a little bit more of a personality and wasn't so wishy-washy the whole time. You love the guy. I know it, you know it so go for it!

I don't really know where Crescendo is going to go but I'm more than happy to take the ride with Nora and Patch when it comes out!

Thanks for the review!

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