Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: May 27, 2010
Received From: Bought
Page Count: 400
Falling for the fallen . . .
For Nora Grey, romance was never part of the plan. 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 judgement.
But after a series of terrifying
I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and that it works both ways. A bad cover could turn out to be a great read, and a good cover could turn out to be a bad one. Yet, I must admit it was the cover that attracted me to ‘Hush, Hush’ by Becca Fitzpatrick. The atheltic fallen angel and the tag-line “A fallen angel. . . A forbidden love” was enough to make me curious. The reviews for this book were mixed so I knew I had to read it myself and make up my own mind.
“Hush, Hush” is about a girl named Nora Grey. Her life is normal, nice enough with no dramas. The biggest thing she has to worry about is maintaining her grades. She is more than happy with her life. Until, during Biology, her teacher decides to change the seating plan. Enter, Patch Cipriano. No longer allowed to sit with best friend Vee Sky, Nora has to deal with Patch. Patch never spoke before but in his new seat, he joins in all the class discussions. He knows how to get under Nora’s skin and seems to know a lot about her. Nora is irritated by him but part of her is curious. How can he know the things he does about her? Why is she attracted to him? The more time she spends with him, more questions arise. Her nice, easy life is about to be turned upside down and Patch may just be the one to do it.
It’s surprised me that ‘Hush, Hush’ was the first book I have read which focuses on the concept of angels. The thought came to me as I was reading and I couldn’t believe it. As a result, I pretty much flew through this book. For me, this was a fresh concept and I was excited to see where the plot was going. I’d heard people state that this is a rip-off of Twilight and I have to say, I just don’t see that. The plot in this book was well-paced and a definate page turner.
Character wise, there were some I loved and some I hated. Nora was a good character. She seemed normal enough, just a typical teenager. I’m not surprised she was curious about Patch. If it were me and some guy suddenly knew everything about me and was turning up everywhere I went, I know I’d have some questions that needed answering. I loved Patch. He’s the dark, mysterious character that I can’t help falling for in YA fiction. He made me curious too as he’s got his secrets. I wanted to know more about him. The character I didn’t like so much was Nora’s best friend Vee Sky. She didn’t seem like a very good best friend to me. I could explain why I felt this but I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone yet to read it. I just felt she put herself before the safety of Nora A LOT.
Overall, ‘Hush, Hush’ was an exciting, tense read for me. I completely got drew in on the mystery and romance of it. I think it’s about time I read more books centred on angels. The sequel to this book, ‘Crescendo’, is now a must read for me!