Tuesday, April 28, 2015

HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick


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.

Where’s the light switch? Seriously, this book was so dark. Not in a bad way, but the mood that Fitzpatrick set was definitely very thick and well executed. It felt like the room I was sitting in literally dimmed whenever I was reading this book. So again, I’m not saying this as a bad thing, but if you are more into the cute summer reads and you aren’t really big on the darker stuff, then I wouldn’t highly recommend this book.
Hush, Hush was an entertaining book, but only for the reasons that I was expecting - we have an attractive angel and a human girl who find each other extremely attractive, even though they bump heads a little bit. The kind of thing to be expected. Obviously, I like to read books of these sorts, but it’s always nice to have distinguishing features to the story that make it it’s own. Hush, Hush didn’t give that to me. It was exactly how I thought it would go. Dark, scary angel meets nice, goody-goody girl, and despite their incredible personality differences, they fall in love, and THEN it’s super complicated because he’s an angel, and she isn’t.

Something that was definitely different and unexpected was that Patch didn’t even try to hide his un-humanity. As I am sure anybody who reads books such as these, it generally starts out with the human/normal one noticing that there is something off about the not normal one (in this case, our angel) but chalking it up to their own minds, but they ‘just can’t shake that feeling.’ But it didn’t seem like Patch was all that into hiding his identity at all. He would deny that anything was different about him, but he’d say things that just were not normal. And then he would talk to her mind and then say she was crazy, he was completely normal? Um, hate to break it to you Patch, but...kind of a dead giveaway there.

The other thing that I didn’t like about Patch was that he was so plastic. He had that tough exterior, and I kept reading because I really wanted to see what he was like underneath his shell. But no. He was just a ken doll. Yes, he’s attractive and awesome, but I wanted more from his character. It was like he had no vulnerabilities whatsoever, and I like vulnerabilities. A lot. How am I supposed to relate to this guy if all he is is reserved and...an angel? Not a lot to go off of there. I JUST WANTED HIM TO FEEL SOMETHING.
I did like the idea of the plot, but I wish more would have been put into it - Nora went through a lot in the book, but she was always okay and only mildly affected. The climax was exciting, but for the most part, predictable.
In general consensus, this book did keep me hooked and reading, and despite all of my problems with it, I did enjoy reading it.

Oh, did I forget to tell you? There’s rumors that this book is going to be a movie! According to a few articles, it’s in the making, but only in the screenplay stages so it still might not fall through. So let’s just remember that it’s a RUMOR. :)

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