Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (review copy) - Nora Grey lives the normal life of any teenager – that is until she gets a new biology partner, Patch. He’s rude, antagonising, and overly flirty, and Nora can’t stand him. What’s worse, he seems to show up where ever Nora goes, and knows more about her than anyone else. But what bothers Nora most is the strange attraction she has to him she can’t ignore no matter how she tries. But after several terrifying and unexplainable events take place which lead Nora to point the finger at Patch, she has to wonder if he’s dangerous as well as rude. Nora is determined to find out what’s going on, but the answers could be more than she bargained for, and could cost her her life.
Ever since I first the beautiful cover, I was intrigued by Hush, Hush. Then I saw several reviews, and I just knew this book would be amazing. Turns out I was right. This book is absolutely phenomenal!
I think it’s obvious where I’m going to start with this review; Patch. There’s a promotional banner for Hush, Hush making it’s round that says “Edward who? Meet Patch.” I couldn’t agree more. He is unbelievably sexy, flirty, and just utterly delicious – and that’s just personality wise. Everyone has their own imagination, and will visualise things differently, but this guy could not be better looking. Yes, he’s rude, he takes the mick out of Nora, and he deliberately tries to make her feel uncomfortable, but I think that makes him even more attractive because it’s not exactly malicious, he’s challenging her, and it’s awesome!
The storyline is just wow. Seriously, it’s amazing. The things that happen that you can find no explanation for, and trying to work out who has done what and why, will keep you turning the pages. You don’t get your answers until the end, but there’s so much going on, your interest won’t be lost. The action in Hush, Hush is similar to that in a teenage thriller, and is actually kind of scary; not in a horror way, but in a “oh my God, this could actually happen, and how on earth could there possibly be a way out of this?” way. It’s so good, you’ll be preparing to run in your own seat.
Nora is pretty much an every-girl. She’s just an ordinary teenager, and so is very easy to relate to. She’s also human, so mistakes are made that are just obvious to you as a reader. I’ve said before it’s similar to a teen thriller, and I’ll say it again; you know in movies, when someone hears a weird noise outside, so they leave to check it out, and you’re like “what are you doing?!”? That doesn’t happen in the book, but you have similar mistakes going on. This book would seriously make an amazing movie! Nora’s best mate, Vee, is fantastic. She’s confident, she’s flirty, and she pushes Nora to get herself out there. She’s also incredibly funny, and very brave. She’s just awesome.
I love the mythology of the fallen angels in this book, which I can’t get into here as it would spoil it. This being only the second book I’ve read about fallen angels, I don’t know much about fallen angel mythology, but what is used in the book sounds very unique and intriguing. There are some questions that don’t get answered, but the story is resolved, and the ending is fantastic. The unanswered questions, and the genius ending mean the chances of me picking up the sequel, Crescendo, next year are high. No, their better than that; I definitely will.
You know that feeling when you slide into a nice, hot bath after being out in the freezing cold? That’s what reading this book is like. I’m going to make a comparison here, not to storylines but to my reading habits. When I first discovered the Twilight saga last year, for several months, they were all I read, I just went right back to the beginning every time I finished Eclipse. If it weren’t for the fact that I have other books to read, Hush, Hush would become my new Twilight saga, and I would read it continually. I LOVE IT! I cannot wait for September next year when Crescendo is due. The only problem I had was that I read it in one day and now it’s over. I read it too fast, but that just shows how good it is! You need this book!
Thank you to Simon and Schuster UK for sending me a review copy.
Release date: 29th October 2009 in UK, already released in US
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
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