Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Published October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster BFYR
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 that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
The Characters, the story, & favorites.
Sassy, clever and young! This had it all. I believed the high school Nora and her friends were in. I believed the characters I was reading. It didn’t at all feel so fictional that I couldn’t connect with the characters.
I love the lust between Nora and Patch, it didn’t move very fast and their relationship was both full of mystery, curiosity, fun and drama. A lot of stuff happens during the high school years and even though this world isn’t real it had very real things involved. Nora and her mother, Nora and her father, best friends and bullies.
I laughed often reading this book, Nora reminded me of people I knew. I really enjoyed the fact she wasn’t the most ‘beautiful’ she wasn’t the most ‘popular’ and everything else I’ve been reading lately. She was her own character who wasn’t completely an outcast but also not the main center of attention.
I think it’s a huge difference to be someone’s center of attention, rather than everyone’s. It had great depth to it and as we read on we learn more and more about the characters. We get explanations for strange events like roller coasters and scars. I truly did love this book, I couldn’t put it down and went straight out to buy the second book.
I’m waiting till I get the third and forth before reading it. I have a good feeling I will want to dive in the next books as I read. I recommend this book for people who want to read about angels, love, and be able to like the book if not love it. It held similar story lines to much of what we read today with young romance, heroines, doomed love, etc but Becca gave her story it’s own life, her characters a back bone that you could believe.
I like books that I read to at least make me believe this is real, not be so over dramatic I think “Yeah… okay then.” That’s just me but if you feel the same, go read this book!