Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Reading Level: YA, 12+
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Pages: 400
My Edition: ARC

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Cover Rating: A+
Book Rating: B+

Plot - 17/20
Characters - 16/20
Writing - 18/20
Originality - 19/20
Entertainment - 10/10
Recommendation - 9/10
Total: 89/100

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.

I was so incredibly excited to read this book. I mean, just look at that cover, that summary! Everything sounded amazing (besides Patch's name, is it just me or does someone else agree with me that this name is just, bad?). So when I started Hush, Hush I had some expectations. And . . . my expectations fell short.

Hush, Hush was definitely not what I expected. Which disappointed me a little bit. I expected something entirely different from what Hush, Hush is. Maybe it's my fault for not reading the summary carfully or maybe it's whomever wrote the summary's fault. But Hush, Hush didn't meet the expectations I had set for it. Besides that, Hush, Hush was a really good novel.

It got to the plot point a little bit slow, not too slow because I obviously kept reading. But it did save up enough suspense for the big reveal for Nora (since we all know what Patch is from the summary). The characters didn't seem as realistic (the human characters) as they could have been and some (the fallen angel characters) were a little awkward. Though there was a really interesting twist with Patch that I would like to say, but I don't want to spoil it so I won't.

The book was very original. I have yet (before reading this novel) read a book about fallen angels, so that was very interesting concept. It was very entertaining. I recommend this novel if you would like a unique book about something that hasn't been done yet (or very little, at least).


  1. I do wish there was more mystery about Patch to the reader. I think it would be hard to tell if the cover and everything wasn't giving it away.

  2. I really enjoyed this, but I think all the hype about it has raised expectations very high. Great review, though!

  3. Nice review Kelsey. I hope I enjoyed Hush Hush a little bit more than you did though ^^

  4. I really liked this book. I like your review and I totally get where you are coming from, but I heard that they are changing some things in the I'm guessing that the ARC version wont be the same as the actual one that comes out in October, maybe that one will be better...who knows. But I do like this book, and I agree on the fallen angels, it was interesting to read something different like that, I liked it. Anywho.. ha. Great job!


  5. Interesting review. I've heard a lot of positive hype about Hush, Hush, and I figured it would be good. I like hearing a different side of things for once. :-)

    Also, I TOTALLY agree with you on the whole plot-summary-spoiler thing. I hate it when jacket flap summaries ruin things like that, whether it's who the girl falls in love with or, in this case, WHAT the girl falls in love with. Just those subtle little things that give it all away. Sigh... I wish authors wrote their own jacket flap summaries.

    But, again, great review!

  6. Well i think hush hush kind of copied of stepheny mayer's twilight....they have alot of simmalarities e.g. patch and nora bio partners, edward and bella bio you see what i mean???

  7. In my opinion, I thought this was a great book! and it was very different to what I am normally used to reading, so it was very interesting. although I do have to agree with the summary on the book did give away too much.

    Great Job though !


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