Friday, December 14, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon and Schuster
416 pp.
Young Adult Paranormal

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.

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I'd heard a lot of hype about this book, so I listened to it on my IPod. Truthfully, it started off a little slow for me. Seemed like a generic paranormal romance - good girl falls for bad boy who happens to be a vampire or werewolf or, in this case, a fallen angel. The heroine, Nora, is a great character, but her sidekick, Vee, is a cliche materialistic slut. However, for the sake of all the rave reviews the book got, I decided to press on. And I'm glad I did.

By about half way in, I was hooked. It still felt like so many other books in the genre, but the pace was steady and the mystery intriguing. I had it figured out about three quarters of the way in, but then there was this cool twist at the end that threw me for a minute. I ended up being right, but loved that feeling of "Good grief! I did not see that coming!"

The climax was pretty intense and thoroughly enjoyable. I liked how it ended and would definitely read the second book in the series. What I liked best was that there were no bad words or sex. Thank you Becca Fitzpatrick!!!

Hush, Hush was a ride worth taking. I feel good recommending this book. If you liked Twilight (Stephanie Meyer) and Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater), you'd love this book.  I give Hush, Hush:


Violence: Mild
Sex: Mild
Profanity: None

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