December 2, 2009
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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far 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.
Suddenly, angels can be sexy. And I’m not talking about the angels of Victoria’s secret.
Say hello to Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Nora Grey found herself unusually drawn to her new biology partner, Patch, despite all the feelings of danger and mystery around him. She then realized that someone is out there to do her harm. It can be Patch or someone else. But one thing she is sure of: She must find out who it is before it’s too late.
Hush, Hush is a good book to read if you want something light and close to the feeling you had when you read Twilight. Parts of the story is written sexy and evokes that happy weird feeling. The book is good on its own, you just have to enjoy it and don't be too critical about it. Just enjoy the ride and fall-in-love with a fallen.
Story is not that difficult to read. Mystery-romance is the thing, not a hint of religion or spirituality. I think the author knows teens doesn’t dig those stuff at their age. But perhaps, some readers can get curious on some background story regarding angels.
The characters are teenagers: You can feel the influence of hormones in their personality, and they are in high school. Some can be childish, some can be head-strong, and others some where in between. Kind of make me reminisce about my high school actually.
Patch is no Edward. Aside from the fact that they are from the opposite spectrum of the supernatural world, the former had wings and the latter, well, a “white demon”. Ironically, Patch’s personality is on the borderline of rough and arrogant considering he was an angel. He exudes sexy, which is a description unorthodox to angels. He can be the bad boy that most girls would be attracted to go out with. Fallen angel and all.
All-in-all verdict: If you have free time and just want to read a feel good book, Hush Hush is a very good past time read to keep those vampires and murderers away for a while. Maybe some may even pray for their (guardian) angels too afterwards. I almost did. I just feared that God may smite me.
Hush, Hush: A Review
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