Saturday, March 13, 2010

Guest Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Guest Review by MEG

Grade: A+

A sacred oath,
a fallen angel,
a forbidden love..
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgement.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
(From Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick)

Character Development : 10/10
Originality: 10/10
Overall enjoyment: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Voice: 9/10
Plot: 10/10
Setting: 9/10
Total Score: 68/70

Age Appropriate?
Cussing: yes, but not too frequently
Alcohol/Drugs: minor references
Sexual Content: a lot of suggestions, but nothing physical
Violence/Disturbing content: yes. A kidnapping and many mentions of murder.

Buying this book was one of the best decisions I've made in my entire life. It seems to be that the more indecisive I am about reading a book, the more I love it when I finally pick it up! (as with A Great and Terrible Beauty, Graceling, and The Hunger Games) And this book is definitely worthy of being placed next to these books. Hush, Hush tells the story of Nora Grey, a sixteen year old high school student. Nora meets Patch, the new kid at her school (and unbeknown to her a fallen angel). Nora is inexplicably drawn to Patch, much against her better judgment. The more she's around him, the more creepy her life gets. Between hitting a masked figure with her car, almost falling to her death on a roller coaster, and having more then one person out to get her, Nora's life gets pretty stressful. When her best friend Vee is kidnapped, the only person Nora can turn to for help is Patch. But Patch has his own agenda, and saving Vee isn't very high on the list.

I read this book in two days. The only reason I was able to put it down, was because I didn't want it to be over. I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout the entire thing. Nora was a strong, smart heroine who made good decisions, unlike some others (ahem Twilight). She was relate-able, which made the story so much better. Nora wasn't perfect, but she wasn't dumb. Patch, the hero of sorts, was the most amazing bad boy. The author did a perfect job of capturing the allure of "the wrong side of the tracks." And she stuck with it to the very end. Patch wasn't the sort of bad guy who sees the light and repents. Even though he eventually becomes a hero, Patch stays true to his bad boy nature. Over all, it's one of the best books I have ever read, (see above.)
Thanks for sharing, Meg!


  1. I totally agree with your rating, Hush Hush is one of the best books I've read, too! The cover is just beautiful :)

  2. Fantastic Review! I so want to read/purchase this book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


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