Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick
291 pages

"His smile wasn’t friendly. It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise.”

Summary: Nora has never really been interested in the guys at her school; that is until she gets partnered with the new dark and mysterious student, Patch. But things aren’t what they seem with Patch and strange things start happening to Nora she can’t explain. She gets in a car accident but there is no damage, she falls off a rollercoaster but the next minute she’s sitting in the cart like nothing happened. She also feels like someone is following her. Even though it appears that Patch is somehow connected, Nora can’t keep away and trusting him might become a matter of life and death.

Review: Hush, Hush was an intriguing read. It was my first fallen angel novel and I thought the concept was amazing. Being familiar with the book of Enoch and Nephilims, I was glad that Fitzpatrick thought to include these bits of history/myth. The story is very fast paced and the plot took off right from the beginning. And while I think this was at the cost of much needed character development, one can’t argue that it’s an exciting read. I thought Nora was an interesting main character, but I had a really hard time connecting to her. There were other elements that were problematic for me, but overall I really enjoyed the reading experience. The author does a great job at harnessing some of the themes and plot lines that are popular these days and put in her own twist. As a side note, I also appreciated Fitzpatrick including a best friend character that was relevant to the storyline. So often these characters disappear when the love interest shows up.

You might like Hush, Hush if you enjoy books with: a strong focus on plot with fast pacing, suspense, not too much romance, fantasy elements mixed with every day life.
This is Becca Fitzpatrick’s debut novel

If you enjoyed Hush, Hush, you might also like: Fallen by Lauren Kate, Shadowland : The Immortals by Alyson Noel, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Meridian by Amber Kizer

Additional Info: The sequel to Hush, Hush called Crescendo, is set to be released fall 2010.

Author website found here.

Rating: W 2/4 C2/4 P2/4 O4/4 PP4/4 CR4/4
Grade: JS


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