Nov 6, 2009

Review of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

From Goodreads-

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.

I was first drawn to Hush, Hush, because of it's cover, then reading the book description and discovering it was about fallen angels, my interest was peaked even more. 

First, I really enjoyed the whole concept of fallen angels.  It was unique, and very interesting.  Patch's story of how he became a fallen angel was what kept me turning the pages into the night.  The beginning of the book is a prologue dating back to 1565, and those couple of pages grabbed my attention quickly.  Throughout the book the readers are getting little bits of information here and there about the prologue, so we can understand more about how this began.

From the prologue I could sense this was going to be darker than most YA books I've read.  It has a sinister feel, and when Patch was brought into the story, I could tell he wasn't no Edward.  His vibe was dark, and ominous.  I liked it at the beginning, but then it became almost as if the writer was trying to hard to make him a "bad boy". 

The only thing I have a problem with in Hush, Hush  is the relationship between Nora, and Patch.  I didn't understand Nora's attraction to Patch, other than he was good-looking. He came off egotistical and was just plain nasty to her.  It didn't set a good example to the books audience, young adults.  I didn't feel the love, or even like in them, and then we are suppose to believe that they are soul mates of some kind, at the end.  I wasn't buying it.

Hush, Hush  was a quick read for me, and I enjoyed it for the most part. The best thing about this book was the fallen angels concept.  I'm interested in reading the next book in the series, to see where the fallen angels idea goes.

Rating- 3.5/5


  1. I've heard that response about this book and a few others as far as young girls getting involed with guys who don't seem very healthy for them.

    I finally have this one coming my way in a book swap so I will get a chance to read it sooner than later!

    Thanks for the review.

  2. I just found your blog and love it! What great recommendations! I am excited to add your books to my reading list.

  3. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks so much for the Scribbler Award. I have posted it to my place, A View of My Life. Have a great day!!

    A View of My Life

  4. Thank you for your honest review. I would have to agree that having a nasty bad boy as the hero is not healthy for impressionable girls.


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