Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Synopsis from Goodreads:
  "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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far 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."
     This is one of those books that some people love, while others hate it. I personally, am somewheres in between. I liked Nora as a character, she is kind of awkward and uptight. I especially liked her interaction with her best friend Vee and Patch. The volleying of borderline-inappropriate and suggestive comments is too funny. Another thing that is great is that there is a mystery other than Patch. In other words, the plot has more motivation than just find out the bad boy's secret. Not only this, but the book keeps you guessing. I couldn't have guessed the culprit, mostly because the events were jam-packed into the story. never giving me a chance to think about it. Out of the 391 pages and 30 chapters of the paperback edition of this paranormal young adult book, I only have one problem. Some of the evnets and decisions the characters make don't really make sense. In fact, they left me screaming. "Why the Hell would anyone do that!!!!????". It's not a good sign when you question the character's motives...
    I would recommend this book to fans of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey because of the frustrating denial of attractions the characters carry out through this book, like in Beth's vampire novel.
   Level of Romance:  Hot bad boy and a goody-two-shoes girl = mild romance.
 Rating: 4 out of 5

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