August 28, 2009

Review: 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.

First I have to tell you that this is my first ARC (advanced readers copy), so it will always hold a special place in my heart. 

On with the review! I enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed, and I definately came to care about them and what happened.  I expected a love story and there was one - a good one.  But within the love story there was a mystery that I didn't expect!  I knew Nora would wonder about Patch and who he was, but I didn't know there would be a full other mystery.  Nora is being followed, watched and attacked, but we don't know who is doing this.  Is it Patch, someone from his past or someone entirely different?  This mystery drives the plot as much as the connection between Patch and Nora.  It adds a layer of excitement that made a fuller more well rounded story.  I won't say what happens to Nora and Patch but it was not what I expected!  My only one complaint about the story was the ending.  It wasn't bad - but I felt a little empty.  I think I wanted more so reaching the last page was a let down because there wasn't more, and I WANTED MORE! One more chapter would've helped.   I guess I can hope for a sequel right????

Last thought - Read it! You'll enjoy it!

Release date:  Oct. 13, 2009

Lexile: 640


  1. I've heard such excellent things about this book. The cover is beautiful! Great review.

  2. I think Becca IS working on a sequel! Maybe she mentions it on her website? I can't remember where I heard her reference it :) I really liked this one too!

  3. I skimmed your review because I'm reading this too but I just wanted to say Hush, Hush was my first ARC too. Isn't it a lovely feeling :-)

  4. I just finished this as well, and I'm in love. And yes, Becca is working on a sequel. It's called Crescendo.

    Nice review :)

  5. I loved this book, I just couldn't put it down!