Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 13, 2009)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hush, Hush oh, how I do not know how to describe thee. Allow me to attempt anyway. Okay, seriously enough with the melodramatic. Hush, Hush is one of those books that I loved but honestly have mixed feelings about. It's a 4 out of 5 for me because I will be buying a copy for my shelves. But at the same time, I wonder why I'm doing so. This is actually one of the hardest reviews for me to write, because I loved the idea of the story, but the characters not so much.
Nora usually partners up for class assignments with her best friend, Vee. When her biology teacher switches up the seating chart for the big reproduction unit (think S-E-X), Nora gets stuck with the sexy and irresistible Patch. Suddenly, Nora who is usually clam and level headed is doing all sorts of rash things. Like breaking into the school office for a look at Patch's file, riding dangerous carnival rides, and flirting with Patch.
That's pretty much the jist of the story. Bad Boy Patch flirts with Good Girl Nora, and slowly worms his way into her life. Once he's there he's like a thorn, hard to get rid of. Patch being in Nora's life causes so many problems for Nora, that it's not even funny. There are several attempts on Nora's life as well as a severe accident involving Vee.
The end was the best for me, I found myself crying, and that is honestly what saved the book. From the first page til then I kept questioning why I was reading Hush, Hush. Then suddenly it all just seemed to make sense to me, and I realized that all the hype it got made sense.
Even though a lot of Hush,Hush seemed to be like Twilight, in the whole immortal stalker boyfriend kinda way, it was at least in my opinion much better. I don't personally approve of the type of relationship that Patch and Nora have, for me it was a bit too much. But then again I guess if I was a fallen angel I'd be a pretty dark person.
I will read this book again, and will buy myself a copy. Also, there is a sequel slotted for this book, tentatively titled Crescendo I will be picking it up, if only to see if Nora and Patch can redeem themselves in my eyes. I would recommend this book to others especially if you like paranormal spooky stuff, or if you liked Twilight.
And in the grand fashion of me loving book trailers, I have to post the book trailer for Hush,Hush which I absolutely adored.