Friday, May 20, 2011

Hush Hush

Title:  Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Ideal Age Range:  Young Adult
Mass Market Paperback: 391 Pages
Copyright Date: 2009
Blurb:  "A SACRED OATH, A FALLEN ANGEL, A FORBIDDEN LOVE.  Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan.  She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her.  Not until Patch comes along.  With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgement.  But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust.  Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen-and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life."
My Rating:  (★★)
I finished Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush the other day, and though I thought it was an entertaining read, and not to mention, pretty easy as well, I thought that it held a lot of similarities to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.  Mostly in the way that the writing is similar, Patch held a lot of the same qualities as Edward, like striking features, namely Patch's eyes and ripped body.  They meet in, of all places, their biology class, and Patch is kind of a stalker.
Sound familiar?  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Twilight, I'm just not sure the world needs more than one of them.  Those similarities could be considered the negatives of Hush, Hush, but perhaps not the only ones.  I thought that Nora was incredibly stupid sometimes, especially for supposing to be a smart girl, she made some really terrible decisions.  But I get it, it was the draw to Patch that made her do those things.  I thought Vee was a terrible friend.
I liked the second half of the book a lot better than the first half, and I liked the ending the best.  I will probably read Crescendo but it's not on the top of my To Be Read list.  All in all, it was worth reading, and really, if you loved Twilight, you will probably love Hush, Hush, as well.  I want to add that I loved the cover of this book.

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