Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hush, Hush Review

Nora's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, she is drawn to him against her better judgement. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and knows more about her than her closest friends.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 a centuries-old battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and sooner or later, she's going to have to pick sides..

Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

When I bought the book, I assumed that I would read something like Fallen by Lauren Kate. I was wrong and I have not regretted it at all.

Mainly character of the book is the 16-year-old Nora. A quiet girl, not in an annoying way, which for me was easy enough to understand her and her feelings.
Beside her is her best friend, her mother and later the other major character of the story, Patch, who is coming along with other mysterious characters. Apart from Nora, Vee and her mother all other characters are a real mystery and diverse enough to change their characters and the story.

While the beginning of the book is Twilight alike, and we are in a biology laboratory with an obnoxious partner, then it's changing very much and I would put it far away from Twilgiht and the writing style of Stephanie Meyer. Personally, it is much much better.

It's a pretty dark book, full of action, mystery and tension. On the one hand you had the peculiar relationship of Patch and Nora, from the other mystery of assassination attempts to Nora. Along with the Patch appear and others with fairly dark past and form. The best thing is that the book is not predictable. It is very difficult nowadays to find something really authentic and i believe that hush, hush accomplishes that part. Every 50 pages approximately when you think you have a conclusion to what is happening, something will happen and will change your mind again, but not in a way to be confused or tired with it. The characters are fairly comprehensive, and persons who remind you of people from your environment. Bad girls, cute guys and of course the bad guys who you really want to avoid or afraid. Of course there is an intense love story but is written beautifully next of all the facts and the history of characters without be too much. I believe it can be read easily enough from boys as well. Something might be worth to point out is that at some points (rather dark) were both well written and descriptive that scared me with the result of the scene to stayed on my mind for good. I think should begin to watch out the evening in the street. Also, something that really surprised me, is the fact that all the characters are used in the story with none of the mentioned people to staying out. Every single person which was mentioned has a role to play. Something that i can't remember if i have seen it in another books.

If the books loses somewhere, then it is that missing information on angels. Apart from a posting a page that is supposed Nora would find, we did not learn much about them, although some conclusions are easy to get out.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and I am especially glad that I chose it. The preview chapter of the next book which was included at the end, has made me want it even more since it appears that Patch has even more mysteries around him than you can imagine.

Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (27 May 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1847386962
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847386960
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.8 cm
Buy Hush,Hush here: Hush,Hush @ Amazon.co.uk



  1. Very thoughtful review, nice job and good luck in your new venture.


  2. Good luck, the review is well sounded out and very detailed. It makes me want to read the book.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great review. I'm reading this just now and I'm loving it =] (btw your followers button on the home page isn't working but let me know when it is - i'd love to join)

    David =]



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