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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fresh New Voice of YA- Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
"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. 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 judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who 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 way 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."- summary from Amazon

I absolutely loved this book; it's full of everything I want in a story- a hot guy, suspense, mystery, adventure, romance. One of the things that can be a bit frustrating is that Nora spends about three-fourths of the book in the dark about what Patch is whereas we as the reader know that he is a fallen angel. But for me though, I didn't even notice it because I was so engrossed in the story. Nora is a great, strong protagonist and it was very intriguing reading her story and her thoughts about everything going on. Patch is simply amazing; he is just such a bad boy (but with a good heart) and it just made the romance between him and Nora all the more fun. I loved their banter throughout the book and it's my favorite part of the whole novel. I actually really loved Vee and thought she was hilarious; she did get a bit annoying toward the latter half of the novel, but I kinda chalk that up to what was happening to her behind the scenes. This is a truly edge-of-your-seat novel and was such a pleasure to read. I can't wait for the sequel!

PS Isn't the cover AWESOME?!?! I recently got another poster/jacket flap of it and will prolly give it away at some point.


  1. I just reviewed this one, too.

    I agree, it was sort of frustrating that we knew what Patch was and Nora didn't. But, to her credit, she eventually figured it out and didn't spend the rest of the book denying it.

  2. I have this in my TBR pile. You make it sound exactly my kind of book, I think I'll bump it up the list.

    And the cover is simply fabulous!

  3. Great review. Vee was hot and cold for me. I started out liking her but then I found her really annoying. Glad you liked the book.