Book Review #3
Book: Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Synopsis: (as taken from Chapters.Indigo.ca) 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.
Days to read: 3
My thoughts: To start off, “Hush Hush” is NOT “Twilight,” although some people seem to lump all fantasy novels under that heading now, which is really unfortunate. What I liked about this novel was that it had a semi-religious angle. While I personally couldn’t relate to any of the characters (none of the characters had my personality traits, oddly), I still found it a good read. It made me keep reading until I finished the last page. The characters were a little on the cliched side, but it’s really hard to find a teen novel whose characters aren’t like that. There were some nice twists and turns to the plot, and the ending kept me glued. For a first time author, Becca Fitzpatrick started her career off with a bang!
Spoiler Alert: The sequel is just as good – See next review!