Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Product Details:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Hardcover, 400 pages.
Release date: October 13th 2009.
Ages: 14 and up.
Rating: 4 out of 5.


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 judgment.

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.

Mini Review:

I read this in one sitting. I love the current trend of well written young adult novels that deal with supernatural beings and forbidden love. This book will appeal to Twilight lovers, but here the supernatural being in question is not vampires, but angels - of the fallen variety.

In parts, I thought the action sequences in the books were a little overdone, and too lengthy in places. Time would have been better spent developing the relationship between Nora and Patch. I felt that there was an intense physical attraction between them, but the characters themselves and their connection needed further development. Patch is a very interesting character, and quite different to the dashing supernatural heroes of other young adult novels. I liked that he is very shady and mysterious, and not altogether good. Also, I really didn't like the names of the two main characters, and this perhaps explains why I couldn't totally connect with them, but overall this is a small gripe as I really enjoyed the story overall, and would read more from this author in an instant.


  1. I <3 this book!i have 2 agree with u on the relationship part. Maybe in book 2 they'll have more than just physical attraction.

  2. My first comment! Thanks! :) Yeah, I hope their relationship is fleshed out a bit, but I also have a feeling that Patch may still no be entirely trustworthy....ever! I'm excited for the second book!

  3. I thought this book was okay, but fairly forgettable if I'm honest. Probably didn't help that I read it soon after another angel book. Agree with you about the names. I didn't mind Nora - probably because she is narrator and therefore "I" all the time - but Patch? Sounds like a puppy.


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