Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Hush, Hush review
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen--and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
with all the mixed reviews on Amazon, i didn't have terribly high expectations for this book. but i needn't have worried--it was better than expected!!
Hush, Hush was like a slightly less transparent Twilight. it was less predictable. i actually didn't know what the deal was with Patch (unlike in Twilight, it was obvious Edward was a vamp). i didn't know what would happen throughout the story, even right up to the end. indeed, the plot was the highlight of the story.
the setting wasn't very strong, and some of the characters were weaker than i liked. still, the plot was interesting and strong enough to overshadow these flaws. and there was no cliff-hanger ending!!! even though there is at least one sequel, the author didn't feel the need to leave readers without any closure. and yet, i'm still eager for the sequel! nicely done, Ms. Fitzpatrick.
my rating: 4.7