Sunday, September 19, 2010

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.

Hush, Hush is a hard one to wrap my head around. I loved how mysterious it was, Nora has all these unexplained events happening around her but why? And she has this new lab partner that is basically hell bent on getting to know her and is a weird cross between a major flirt and a creepy creepy dude. She knows to stay away from him but he keeps appearing and giving her rides etc so that doesn’t really happen. He didn’t seem extremely scary to me but enough to warrant her fear. But she also can’t help her attraction to him though she sure tries.

I liked Nora’s character but her friend Vee, while funny, WOW she was kind of an idiot. I could have done without her, she was just getting Nora into trouble instead of really helping her with anything.

But towards the end when all the angel stuff (yeah that’s what I’m going to call it) comes out it’s sort of contradictory. One angel tells another if you do this you will be back in heaven and do this, and then they do just that but they end up doing something else instead of going back to heaven. I know that sounds really vague but I don’t want to spoil. Also, aren’t angels supposed to be nice, not fallen angels but normal angels, they don’t seem so nice.... It was just really confusing to me. And my interest started to wain towards the end.

I will say it will be interesting to see where the story continues in Book 2 Crescendo.

Hush, Hush will be released in paperback on September 21st
Genre: Young Adult
3.5/5 Stars
ARC reviewed from publisher


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this one soon. I've heard such good things about it!

  2. Hmm. I think this aligns with other reviews I've read. I love the cover but I don't think the story is for me.

  3. Somehow, I doubt this one is for me.

  4. I think I'm the only person who hasn't read this book. Almost all of them agree with you about the angel stuff.

  5. Also, aren’t angels supposed to be nice, not fallen angels but normal angels, they don’t seem so nice....

    Who was a normal angel? It's been a while since I read the book, but I thought all the ones in there were fallen...

  6. La Coccinelle- The female angle, she wasn't fallen.

  7. Hmmm... Why am I thinking she was fallen? Maybe because of the way she behaved. Huh...

    You made some good points about the angels. I wonder if any of that will be addressed in the second book.

  8. Yeah it just got really confusing and made me go, wait didn't you just say that wouldn't happen! So confusing!

  9. I found this book interesting, but you raise a lot of good points. I really don't think I'll be reading the second one.

  10. I read an ARC of this and then read the new ending in the hardback. I will not be reading the second one.


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