Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Justine's Thoughts: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Hush, Hush
By Becca Fitzpatrick

Pages:

391

Book Description (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. 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.

A quote:

“Killer skirt, deadly legs.”

Any thoughts:

First of all, I’d like to thank Pixie from Page Turners for giving me a signed ARC of Hush, Hush. *applauds* This is the first I’ve ever gotten and it still feels so special! I shall treasure it always.

Second of all, I’d just like to do one thing. Insert a squeal here that lasts a full minute.

Now that that’s over, we can move on.

The book started out with a prologue and then it began to move fast. Our main guy, Patch (awesome name, yes?) is mentioned from the very beginning and our heroine, Nora, starts the first chapter. I have to admit that there are a few similarities to Twilight, especially in the beginning, but it’s all about how the author delivers it. My verdict? Hush, Hush is better, hotter, more intense than Twilight and I suggest it to all fans of the series who would love a steamy romance.

Anyway, let’s start with the idea of the book. Angels are interesting to write about and that’s what made me want to read this book. Then when I heard about the romance, boy did my desire to read it went increasingly high! The story behind it is interesting, too -- some unexpected turns pop up here and there and I just didn’t know what to guess anymore. I loved that mysterious aspect of it all.

Onto the characters: Nora. I think she’s a pretty good heroine though she is often out of her mind for making silly choices, such as lurking about by herself in an alley at night. She’s independent and I like that about her, actually. Her reactions were realistic, in my opinion, like when she calls the police during certain situations, which she does many times. She knew what to do even in times of panic, although sometimes Patch had the opposite effect on her. Patch is, um, how do I sum it up in a sentence? He is just so...amazing. Haha, what an attempt. Scratch that, please. Patch is mysteriously sexy and dangerous, even Nora can feel it. His smiles send shivers up Nora’s spine, his touch makes the hair on the back of her neck stand up, and his desire for her makes ME want to... Okay, I’ll just leave that sentence be. But beneath the dark, dangerous kind of guy, there’s a soft spot. Nora brings it out from him and it is why I’ve always been rooting for them all throughout the book!

I am now finished this half decent review. Gee, this is probably the first one that has made me berserk enough to insert a squeal in the beginning.

And one more thing. Goodbye Edward, hello Patch!


13 comments:

  1. Great review--thanks! I haven't had a chance to read this book yet--but I just met Becca at a signing and picked up a copy. Now I'm dying to read it even more!

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  2. Yup, Patch does have that hold on female readers it seems haha. I really enjoyed this book. I had to pace myself so I wouldn't read it all in one sitting.

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  3. HEY not sure that Edward has to leave - he's just gotta make some room - LOL Great review! :)

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  4. lol! Patch does have a certain something about him, doesn't he? loved your review!

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  5. I LOVE the name Patch :) And the Patch in Hush, Hush does NOT disappoint!

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  6. I love that cover! Great review, I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for this one.

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  7. Lol, gotta love Patch ;)

    Great review! I really liked how realistic Nora was as well,

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  8. Haha great review Justine!
    Makes me want to read the book even
    more and soon!
    Love the cover too =)

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  9. lulz@the last line!

    That's how I felt too. Hush hush is an addictive read! ;)

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  10. I am glad you enjoyed this book so much! And yes, I am WAYYY over Edward. :-D

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  11. Haha! To be honest with you, Edward isn't that hot...
    But anyways, ugh do I want to read this book so bad!

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