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Friday, November 6, 2009

Book Review - Hush, Hush

I literally JUST finished this book, and had to open my laptop right away and write a review.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon&Schuster
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009 [OUT NOW!]
  • Language: English

Book Synopsis:
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. 


Here is the Hush, Hush book trailer...


My Thoughts:

First of all.  LOOK AT THAT COVER!  I have the ARC copy, but when I was at the bookstore the other day, I found Hush, Hush on display, and the cover is even more beautiful!  This cover would draw anyone in!  It's just fantastic.
I started Hush, Hush yesterday, and finished it this evening.  I brought it with me to The Pioneer Woman's book signing, and was so glad I did!  Hours of waiting turned out to go rather quickly while my nose was in this book.   

Nora Grey walks into her Biology class one day to find the her Biology teacher has suddenly decided to change the seating chart in class.  So instead of sitting with her best friend, Vee, as she always has, she is now sitting next to the new transfer, Patch.  Patch is a looker to say the least.  He is also dark, mysterious and at first rarely says anything.  Patch does end up teasing Nora a lot.  Along with teasing he acts like a jerk.  Which immediately puts Nora off.  Nora is very unsure of Patch, and goes to great lengths to get her Biology teacher to switch their seats.  

Soon into the book, weird things start happening to Nora.  She starts getting the feeling that she is being watched.  She sees a hooded figure almost everywhere she goes, calls the police several times reporting things she has seen, but the things she sees aren't actually there.  Or are they?
Due to Patch's vague past, and how incredibly mysterious he is, Nora almost immediately begins suspecting Patch is behind all of these things, but as time goes on, she begins wondering if it might actually be someone else . . . but who could it be?
This book was an incredible read!  It was incredibly mysterious to the point that you don't get complete answers about Patch until the last 50 or so pages.  But I didn't mind that.  That is just one aspect that kept me addicted to this book.  I was drawn in immediately and did not want to put this book down!  For being a debut novel, Becca Fitzpatrick rocked it!!

I give Hush, Hush 5 out of 5 stars!!  

*I also wanted to note something, because it's getting really irritating.  I read a couple of other reviews about Hush, Hush and in the review, the reviewers talked about how this book was very similar to Twilight.  Let me be clear here.  I do like the Twilight series.  A lot.  But, it does get quite tiresome to hear people *always* comparing this book or that book to some similarities in Twilight.  I mean, give me a break... just because this book starts off in a Biology class, and there is a love interest there, albeit extremely resistant on Nora's part, that DOES NOT make it like Twilight.  Like I said, Nora was *not* into Patch at first.  Yes, she was drawn to him, yes she thought he was "hot".  But.  She wanted to have nothing to do with him.  No matter if she had to lie to herself about the attraction she felt towards him.  There was more mystery in this book than Twilight.  There was less "love scenes" in this book than Twilight.  But it didn't matter.  This book was just as good without it, if not better.  All I am sayin' is that Twilight is NOT the end all of books.  The Twilight Saga is definitely not the best series out there.  I agree with another book blogger... the Twilight train has arrived, but it so needs to leave now.  Again... I liked the Twilight series A LOT!  I was quite obsessed with it for a long time.  I read the series 5 times.  In a row.  LOL!  But, I have read SO many books since then that Twilight is not usually at the forefront of my mind.  Ok.  I will get off my soapbox now.  Sorry you guys!  Just tired of hearing everything compared to Twilight.*



Celeste said...

Sounds GREAT!!
and, I agree - everything seems to be compared to Twilight, which gets really annoying!

Robin said...

Nice facelift for your blog. I agree about Twilight getting old, but it is a series everyone knows, so it's easier to compare for those that don't read as much. I'm putting Hush Hush on my to read list. Thanks for the review.

Little Buttercups said...

Awesome review and will add this to my reading list! Unless you want it for TBDBook Club?!

Remember people, do not cross Shealynn when it comes to ready Book Club books early! Naughty, naughty! lol!

Have a good weekend!

Sarah said...

Ooohhh! I can't wait to read this one! It sounds good.

Sheree said...

this is the book that denise bought for the cover! can't wait to read it. :D

chefamily said...

This is at the top of my book list! Can't wait to read it!

SoBella Creations said...

I'm putting Hush Hush on my kindle list.

Even the Vampire Diaries are compared to Twilight and the VD came out long before Twilight. It does get annoying. And I'm a Twilight fan.

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