09 July 2012

Hush, Hush

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: The Hush Hush Saga # 1
Genres: Paranormal, Action, Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing
Released: 13 October 2009
Summary: courtesy of goodreads.com 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
My Review: I can honestly say I will never tire of the story of Norah and Patch.  I’ve read Hush, Hush numerous times, and although I understand what a lot of people say, about the content, and giving off competing messages to young girls because Patch is a massive jerk throughout the bulk of the book, I still like reading these.  Fitzpatrick’s writing style is just so darn appealing to me.  Seriously.  The banter back and forth between Norah and Patch, as well as the mystery aspect, always has this way of sucking me in.  I still laugh when I read this book. 
There are a lot of similarities between this series and Twilight, except I would argue that Hush, Hush definitely has a little bit more intensity between the characters than Twilight did, and I feel like Fitzpatrick’s writing is a bit more my current style than Meyer’s.  There are so many things in Hush, Hush that have a different meaning when read differently, so many little sentences that make it that much more enjoyable.  Like deciphering a mystery inside of a mystery.
The only character that really gnaws on my nerves is Vee.  She is basically the WORST best friend on the entire planet, and I still can’t wrap my head around why Norah puts up with her.  Not only is she self-centered, loud mouthed, and rude, she totally sticks her nose in business that she shouldn’t be sticking her nose in.  Gah, anyways.  Besides Vee this book is amazing, and a fun, light read to carry you through a slow weekend.

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