February 28, 2012

REVIEW: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

When I found out that Becca Fitzpatrick was available for a Skype session with some Perth Fans, I finally got an excuse to get the book off of my shelf!

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.

I don't know if you've heard about My Maine Obsession or not, but as soon as I found that Hush, Hush was set in Maine, I was even more excited about the premise. 
Now, I know what you're thinking - another angel novel!?!? But just so you know, this was one of the novels that started the craze back in '09. 

What I really liked about Hush, Hush was the mood that was created by Fitzpatrick's writing. It's really hard to describe, but when you are reading, you find yourself immersed in a warm, inviting world with a spooky edge to the atmosphere. It manages to combine elements of horror, suspense and romance into an enjoyable, well paced plot. 

While the story takes on the traditional stock characters, it makes them interesting and somehow different. The relationship between Nora and Patch was funny (ha ha not weird. Well, that too! ) at times, and serious at others- yet it didn't cross the line into crazy obsession. 
I liked that Nora was anaemic, she wasn't indestructible or relient on others. 

If you're going to read a few of the angel bunch, I would suggest Hush, Hush to be in your top 5. 
Girls 13-17 will be the majority of those who will enjoy this - happy reading!


Becca Fitzpatrick's first book, Hush, Hush, debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or fulfilling her mission to taste every flavor of ice cream under the sun. She lives in Colorado, the lone girl in a house filled with boys.

Visit her website here.

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