Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-84738-694-6
Pages: 391
Series: Hush, Hush #1
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: Purchased

Nora Grey is happy with her life and loves hanging out and working on the school ezine with her best friend Vee. Nora isn't interested in guys though, despite how often Vee pushes her at them...that is until a seating reassignment brings Patch into her life. Nora is fascinated by him and isn't sure whether to run into his arms or run screaming in the other direction, but what she doesn't know is that Patch belongs to a world beyond her wildest imagination.

This is one of those books I was incredibly nervous to read. Not only does it have a stunning cover but I have seen so many glowing reviews that I wasn't sure it would live up to the hype. I'm happy to say my fears were completely unfounded as this is the best angel themed book I've ever read and a new favourite. The narrative caught me on page one and didn't let up until I was finished.

The world building is brilliant and full of hidden depths and layers that make the book unputdownable. A few parts of the plot did feel a little familiar to me (girl meets guy in biology class, final showdown in deserted gym, girl researches possible identities of guy online) but on the whole this is a really unique story with a well thought out and developed world.

Nora is a brilliant protagonist who manages to avoid all the cliches and be really believable. Her best friend Vee is great fun and their friendship really shines through. Patch is amazing! He has the perfect mix of brooding and romantic with a hint of danger thrown in, and he rides a motorbike. Patch keeps you guessing about his motives right to the end of the book which is brilliant.

The book isn't all romance though as there is a creepy undertone. Nora is being stalked by a person in a ski mask and she keeps seeing strange things that no-one else can. I hadn't seen the stalker angle mentioned before reading and I loved the added dimension it gave the story, not to mention being incredibly disturbing and full of twists.

All in all this was an incredible read and I can't wait to get stuck into Crescendo.

Plot: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Cover: 10/10

Overall: 49/50       


  1. Great review! I think alot of girls are going to start heading to biology class now. I hope other authors take a clue and pick another class... perhaps art? Now thats a way to show a troubled and brooding male,lol. Atleast the story went its own way afterwards.
    Glad you enjoyed it. I am tempted to pick it up again to refresh my memory

  2. Thanks Kris :) If I was still in school I think I'd look forward to biology classes a lot more these days! That said I remember there being a book where art class was featured. Art is definitely more of a troubled and brooding males territory than biology lol!

  3. Loveeeeeed this book! Patch is just so darn sexy.. Still need to get round to reading Finale so I can find out what happens to Patch and Nora in the end! Great review :)

    What's Hot?

    1. Thanks Laura! I really need to get round to reading Finale too :)


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