Friday, July 31, 2009

Hush, Hush Review

Release Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Age Group: 14+
Pages: 391 (Paperback)

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.
I LOVED this book. (Yes, I smell a rave review.)

The plot was highly original, creative, and very well though out. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, it changes on me completely and I'm still left guessing. It's paranormal, but it's also a mystery, which was a pleasant surprise to me.I could not put this book down. The ending was not what I expected at all (but still, pretty much, perfect).

I know that this probably isn't a good thing (and it will probably worry my mom), but I instantly fell in love with Patch. I think most people will be drawn to his mysterious, sexy, dark nature. Nora was very easy to relate to, and made an awesome protagonist. And her sex/boy-obsessed friend Vee was essential to the story, funny, and lovable. Hush, Hush has great characters that I think most people will love just as much as I did.

Patch's and Nora's romance is original and very easy to become engrossed in and believable. You can feel their connection as if you were in the room. It's got an extremely great romance.

The writing was just what the story deserved: nothing less than amazing. Becca Fitzpatrick writes as if she's been doing it for her entire life. Her descriptive, emotional writing will have you flipping pages religiously-as I did. We're sure to expect great things from her (and I'm not just saying that because she's following me).

Overall, if you don't get an ARC, it is definitely worth the wait. I cannot wait for the sequel, Crescendo. I highly recommend it to romance, mystery, and paranormal fans. And anybody else.


  1. Coooveeerr *drools*

    Look for the bucket!

    Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  2. I'm so jealous! Catching Fire and now Hush Hush?! OH MAN. I'm so jealous!!!


  3. Jessica!!! Yay! I'm grinning over here! Thanks for the fab, fab review. Becca

  4. B.A.M: I didn't win Catching Fire. *Goes and looks at all Catching Fire contests to see if I did win* Nope. If only....

    Becca: No problem. Thank you for writing it! :)

  5. Book Envy*jealous* lol


  6. Just got this book today! On page 128. I wasn't suprised to see you favorited it, it's quite amazing! Loved your reveiw. ;)


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