Hush, Hush #1
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published on October 31, 2009 by Simon & Schuster
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 she 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 Nora her life.
Well, how about those characters?: I liked the characters a lot. But there were a few personality traits that I just didn’t like at all. Patch was very stalkerish and creepy. I didn’t mind it too much but there were occasions that it came through a little too strong. Nora, on the other hand, just annoyed me at times. She acts like she’s a complete airhead and doesn’t think–then send in stalker Patch. Her best friend, Vee, was also annoying and I just ignored her half the time because in all honesty, I didn’t see what she added to the story.
A lovely darkness: Hush, Hush is one of the darker supernatural romances I’ve read. The idea of fallen angels and redemption thrown together with an idea of a child of an angel and a human really kept me reading. Despite some of the creepier aspects of the book, mainly involving Patch and Nora’s other guy “friends,” it was that edginess that kept me on the edge of my seat.
Left me with questions: Like any series, there were questions left unanswered at the end of this book. Although I would rather there weren’t so many (I won’t share any so I don’t spoil it), now I can’t wait to read the sequel (already waiting on my bookshelf). Fitzpatrick knows how to leave you hanging.
It wasn’t my absolute favorite book, but I did really enjoy it and would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t mind a little darkness with their light.