Release Date: 10/13/09
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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.
The first thing I want to say is that the cover did the book justice. I was initially intruiged by this book because of the cover, and once I read the summary I knew I needed to read it! And after finishing it, I'm so happy that I did. It was something else...definitely a spectacular debut novel from Becca Fitzpatrick.
Characters are a main part to the story and Becca wrote her characters in wonderfully. They were compelling and entertaining. It was a pleasure to read about Nora, Patch, and Vee. With Nora's logical thinking, Vee's free will, and Patch's witty comments, it's not surprising that I loved this book.
Hush, Hush wasn't too big on the romance and probably would've been less interesting if it was. Sure, there were cute scenes that I loved reading and I enjoyed the moments of conversation between Patch and Nora, but it wasn't as important as everything else that was going on. I loved that, because in some novels, I feel like the romance is the only thing that's keeping me reading and interested. And I'm happy that I can say that I would've kept reading Hush, Hush with or without the romance.
Riveting, mysterious, and addicting, Hush, Hush is one of the best books I've read this year. I can only imagine what will come next.