Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: October 13th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Paperback from Kelsey’s Book Corner Giveaway
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. At least, not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and probing eyes, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust—she can’t decide whether she should fall into Patch’s arms or run and hide from him. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth more unsettling than any feeling Patch evokes. For Nora stands amid an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen—and choosing the wrong side will cost her life.
My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars
Okay. First off, I just have to say, I love teasing Kelsey over at Kelsey’s Book Corner that she’s the one that totally got me hooked on the Hush, Hush saga. I had won it from one of monthly subscriber contests and picked it from a list of books she was offering. I didn’t really expect to get so addicted, but I did! I consumed these books in practically a week. Now I have to wait until October for the final book. Ugh! 😉
Right. Now getting back to the first book’s review.
So honestly, when I started Hush, Hush, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. And I wasn’t sure if I was ready to fall in love with a Fallen Angel, especially after the prologue. Then as I read, I found that I wasn’t very impressed with the first few chapters. But once the mystery of Patch and the man in the ski mask began, that was it. I was hooked into the plot.
Also, I really could relate to Nora throughout the book. This might be because I have lived through events similar to those Nora experienced, except the fact that I never met anyone like Patch in my entire life. But the connection the author created between the reader and the character was amazing. I felt like I was living Nora’s life, becoming her character, falling in love, and trying to piece together the chaos that is happening in her life.
Other than the beginning, there was one other part of the book that I was not very fond of: the Miss Greene/Dabria dynamic. I don’t want to give too much away, but introducing this character really didn’t have much to add to the first novel. Her position seemed to be forced into the plotline, and in some ways, really unnecessary. But I still hope her character make an appearance in the final novel, maybe meddling a little more in Patch and Natti’s relationship.
All in all, this was an awesome read! One of my favorites of the year!