Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published September 27th 2009)

Hardcover, 391 pages


Nora Grey, Patch Cipriano, Vee Sky

literary awards
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Series (2009)

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.


The best comparison for this book is Twilight, just without the vampires. What you have here are all of the essential elements for a good YA Fiction Mystery/Paranormal novel. You’ve got the strong heroine who pushes fear aside to search out the truth. Nothing is better than a gorgeous angel to fall in love with (even if his wings have fallen off). There are situations all around Nora that only she can see and decipher.

What’s missing? An ending that you can feel good about. But, there’s good reason for that. this book is obviously the first of a series. There has to be more story in the next saga!

What’s there? Unlike Twilight, you don’t have the vampire aspect to the story. But what you do have is a girl who’s fallen in love with an angel named Patch. Because he’s an angel, Patch cannot feel any physical sensations. He can, however, feel the full extent of human emotions. What he’s left with is the desire for something more in a physical connection, however he possesses the love, compassion and logic to know that it would be a waste for him to take it any farther. He cannot, after all, feel any of the physical sensations resulting from the intimacy. In his love for Nora, he knows to look out for her and protect her.


1 comment:

  1. Yes, this book is very Twilight-esque. Patch and Nora are even biology partners. My teenage girl self loved this book. The more logical part didn't like it.
    For one, some parts just seemed completely unrealistic. Like when Vee calls in a bomb threat? I don't know about that. Two years ago there was a bomb threat at my school, and everybody was freaking out, with police cars and everything. The day the bomb was supposed to go off, some parents even kept their kids home. Obviously, nothing happened, but the on-campus pay phones were disconnected as a result.


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