The Compulsive Reader: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora Grey's life is turned upside down the day arrogant Patch becomes her lab partner. Patch is a know-it-all who teases Nora mercilessly and acts as if he knows every detail of her life. He scares and infuriates her, but yet she can't deny the tiny tug of attraction, or the feeling that there is more to him than meets the eye. Then a strange series of break-ins and dangerous encounters with a figure in a ski mask put both Nora and her friend in danger, making her realize that she must get answers...before someone gets hurt.

Becca Fitzpatrick has brought a daring and exciting new element to YA: fallen angels. Her characters are extremely well crafted, and Nora's voice is such an authentic and genuine one. Her confusion at the events happening around her and her frustration and attraction when it comes to Patch are both tangible. You can’t help but be wary of him, yet intensely attracted as well, and the chemistry between the two is electric and undeniable, just one of the many elements of the story that will motivate readers to race through the pages to see what happens.

The supernatural aspects, from the myths and lore to the strange powers the fallen angels possess, are both enthralling and more than a little chilling, especially the scenes where mind control is exercised and the characters are compelled to see things that aren’t really there. The story is full of twists and surprising revelations that will have you debating who is to be trusted and what Patch's real motives are. This is a dangerous, tension-filled novel that is fast-paced and quick-witted, full of strong, solid, and complex characters. Hush, Hush is a sexy thrill ride that will keep you guessing until the last minute and haunt you long after the final page.

Cover Comments: This cover is lush and dangerous looking, just like the book! I love how the black pieces are tinged with red as they go higher up, and the gray and white cover is just perfect. I also am in love with the font used. Basically, this cover rocks.

Hush, Hush will be available from Simon and Schuster on October 13th, 2009!


Thao said...

I think this is one of the 2009 books everyone must have ^^

Becca said...

Oh gosh I loved this book, too! I don't know why I asked for it because paranormal is not my thing, but for some reason the fallen angel thing got me. When I started reading it, I was hooked!

I don't normally leave links in my comments, but here's my review if you want to read it: http://imlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/hush-hush-by-becca-fitzpatrick.html I was just so surprised by how much I liked it!

April said...

I REALLY want to read this!! I hope to soon!

Cecelia said...

This one looks so completely awesome. Sitting on my hands and hoping the library gets their copies in soon... :-)

jedi145 said...

I love the cover

Anonymous said...

Such a great book! Kind of Twilight based but all the same, I loved it!

Nat said...

I know I'm in the minority but I just didn't like this one. I didn't like the relationship between Nora and Patch---it was nonsensical to me.

Alissa Afonina said...

I've been thinking wether to read this book, and I found this review to be the most helpful, just because of it I'm going to go to the library and get the book, maybe even today!