Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Group: Young Adult
Challenges: 350 Page Challenge
Release Date: October 13, 2009
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 didn't really think I'd like this book. I thought it would just be about a girl falling in love with this bad-ass fallen angel, but Hush, Hush turned out to be sooo much more. It was creepy, suspenseful, steamy, and extremely addicting.
I stayed up late on a Friday night to finish it, and spent a good couple of hours in the morning reading it. I was so sad when I was forty pages away and had to leave my book for a softball game. I rarely feel like the world will end when I stop reading a book, so that says something.
Hush, Hush had me hooked from the absolute beginning. There were a lot of great unexpected turns in the plot, and I really like the angle Fitzpatrick took to angels, and the way she put a twist on it.
Nora was awesome. I loved reading from her perspective.
I have to admit, at first I hated patch. He was cocky, arrogant, and thought he knew everything. I also didn't like the fact that Nora was so attracted to him, because if anyone acted the way he did, the LAST thing I would do would be attracted to him.
But, I admit, as the book wore on, I fell in love with Patch. I don't know if he changed, or he just grew on me, but by the end of the book, I was swooning.
Becca Fitzpatrick completely sucked me into her book. Her writing was addicting, and it flowed really smoothly. She built suspense seamlessly, and even though the book was nearly four hundred pages, it was really fast paced.
The ending was perfect! It stayed exciting right up until the very end, and now I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the next book in the series, Crescendo.
Now that I know what was going on, I really want to re-read the story and match up what I know now to what I didn't know back then.
The cover is just soo pretty. :) It has a metallicy shine, and I love the cover art. The angel losing its' wing feathers signifies a lot for the story, and I love that near the top of the book, the feathers turn to red.
He stayed put, eyeing me, considering.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" I challenged.
He tipped forward, preparing to stand. "Because you're nothing like what I expected."
"Neither are you," I countered. "You're worse."
The Final Verdict:
I've had this book sitting on my shelf since around Christmas time, and I wish I had started it sooner. It was a fantastic opening to the series, and I can't wait to read everything else Becca Fitzpatrick writes.