25 January 2010

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.
I have deemed Hush, Hush as my #2 Highly Recommended Book for Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. 

I must say the real strength of this novel comes from the author's superb ability for sarcasm and her building up of characters. For example, Patch. A real pain in the butt sometimes but Becca Fitzpatrick does a good job layering her characters. This makes them believable.

The only thing that I think this book needs improvement on is the building of suspense at the end. While the action sequence was pretty well done, there was something that lacked.

This is one of those novels where you don't have a lot of information but you've got a lot of creepy stuff going on. There aren't really a lot of clues, at least none that I saw.

One other thing that bugged me was that the main character, Nora, sure does a lot of running in this book. Not like cross country running, but a holy crap this is scary kind of run. She's not a true wimp though. Not like Bella. In fact, Nora is pissed off at Patch in the beginning. Even throughout the story she's resistant.

A truly good read.

I bought this book without reading it (something I've only done once before) and I was not disappointed. It's sitting on my desk beside me right now and I'm not planning on returning it anytime soon. It's definitely a keeper.

Definitely buy it or request it at your library. See for yourself. :)
  
Book Info
  • pages - hardcover, 391
  • published - October 2009
  • publisher - Simon & Schuster
  • genre - paranormal romance
  • received via - Borders
  • rating - 5/5
  • series - Hush, Hush
    • Hush, Hush
    • Crescendo
    • Silence
    • Finale