Monday, September 14, 2009

Review by Lauren - Hush, Hush

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.

First Impression: Pretty excited. Alex gave me this book yesterday, told me it was getting awesome reviews, and that it was similar to Twilight. I stayed up late into the night finishing it.

So, in case you hadn't figured out, Hush, Hush is about fallen angels. But not exactly.

The book isn't quite as much like Twilight as you'd think. Yes, Nora meets Patch in her biology class, and yes, he is dangerous with some weird secret, but I didn't find myself making too many comparisions beyond that. The dynamic between Patch and Nora, first of all, is completely different. It's not at hugely passionate novel, and there are no vampires :) The fallen angel plot line was a creative change that I really liked.

I definitely enjoyed Hush, Hush. It was well paced with a good mix of romance and actual story. Even though we all know Patch's secret, the plot wasn't incredibly easy to figure out... Not that there were huge shocker moments, but it's hard to really figure out his motives until they're explained.

Final Impression: Not a disappointment. I will admit, I was hoping to feel a little more adoration for the book after finishing. It wasn't an all time fave, but it was a really good book. So...

Add to the Shelf?: Once this one comes out (October 13), I might be buying it :) This feature is seeming to be pretty useless lately... I'm adding every book I read. Trust me, it's a lucky streak.


Reading Next: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


  1. Glad you liked it. I had mixed feelings about it as well when I reviewed it.

  2. Glad you liked it. Unlike you, it was an all-time fave for me!

  3. I loved Hush, Hush! (and Patch!) I can't wait to get a finished copy :)

  4. Mmm...the words "like Twilight" just made me wince and squirm. Hopefully I still end up liking it...

    Great review!

  5. I liked this a lot, although I didn't see too many parallels with Twilight either. Great review, Lauren!

  6. Glad you liked it. My only complaint was that I didn't think Nora was developed enough, but I loved the plot.


  7. I enjoyed Hush Hush, I think mainly because I thoroughly enjoyed Patch's bad boy. I've not read Twilight so I can't make any comparisons there but it seems that given the central focus and fallen angel history there had to be some key differences. Heck if romance between a supernatural and a human is the only thing that makes a book like Twilight then there is a whole lot that can be compared.

    Glad you enjoyed it.


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