Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hush Hush

By:  Becca Fitzpatrick

From the author's website:  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.

I was kind of skeptical about this book.  I don't know why, because it turned out to be quite good.  Angels are joining the vampires and werewolves in popular YA fiction.  This was one of the Angel books. 

I liked the characters, I thought they were mostly believeable.  However, once again another YA book with a pretty much absent parent.  I guess that's part of the fantasy?

I really liked the story and the writing was very good.  I would have read it all in one sitting if I could have stayed away!  I'm ready for Crescendo!


Asel. said...

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also I loved, loved Hush, Hush.

Brooke said...

Thanks for the follow :) great blog!

Kayla + Cyna said...

Oh, Hush Hush. You know, I think this was the first YA book like this where I didn't find the male lead attractive in the least. He comes off as an abrasive jerk from the start, I don't see the charm. That's true about the absent parent though. I think that's actually a big problem when writing YA like this, you have to figure out what to do with the parent while the teen goes out and does all these things that most teens wouldn't be allowed to in real life. It's interesting to see how authors handle it.

We also reviewed this over at our blog, we'd be interested to hear your thoughts :) And thanks for the follow!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I was very torn by Hush, Hush. I though the emotional push pull aspect of the relationship was well portrayed but a lot of the situations were a little implausible to me. I am looking forward to seeing the direction that it takes with Crescendo.

Cheryl said...

Do you know that missing parents is one of my pet peeves about books geared toward younger people too. Parents are such an important part of kids' lives, how can they be absent?


Emily said...

Nice review! I admit that this is one book I don't really want to read but I think your review was very thorough.

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I have so many problems with this book. I reread it yesterday and didn't like it any more than the first time I read it.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I enjoyed this one, but totally understand part of YA with the absent parents.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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