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By Becca Fitzpatrick, 2009
Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
When Nora Grey gets paired up with the mysterious transfer student, Patch, she already knows that not everything is right with him. He somehow knows a lot about Nora, but tends to change the subject when it comes to him. After several mysterious encounters, Nora becomes terrified. She constantly feels a shadow behind her, like someone is following her, like someone is out to kill her. Who can she trust? What’s with Patch? And why is she so attracted to him? As Nora and Patch’s lives become intertwined, things become complicated, secretive, and very dangerous.
I always heard a lot of good things about Hush, Hush so when I finally caved in and read it, I was not disappointed. I didn’t know why I waited so long. From the moment I opened up the book, I couldn’t put it down. There is a lot of suspense and action. Patch isn’t the typical hero. He is mysterious, smooth, and can I say quite charming. You will fall in love with him, just as Nora did. The book is fast-paced and quite unsettling. If the action and suspense doesn’t keep you gripping to your seat, then Nora and Patch’s romance itself could keep you reading the book. Already from the start you can tell that they were bound to be together. The characters were so well developed that you can predict some of the character’s actions already. Hush, Hush is an unstoppable page-turner.
There was almost nothing that I didn’t like about Hush, Hush except for the fact that it was too short. Becca Fitzpatrick ends Hush, Hush making you want more.
When I was reading Hush, Hush, the plot reminded me of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I can already see you, sighing to yourself and already not wanting to read Hush, Hush just because I compared it to Twilight. Yes, Twilight is known for it’s horribleness and bad actors, but let me remind you- THAT’S THE MOVIE. Don’t judge a book by its movie. When I compare Hush, Hush to Twilight, I am hoping that you don’t take this in a negative tone. I just believe that the plots are rather similar because instead of vampires and werewolves you have fallen Angels. I still believe that this book is a must-read for everyone.
I recommend Hush, Hush to all young adults thirteen and up. There are a couple dirty scenes. This is a book that I will be reading over and over again, and each time this book will grip me as much as the last time. Like I said before, Hush, Hush is a must-read for everyone.
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