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Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
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Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
Advantages: Turns out to be a good read.
Disadvantages: Took me a while to get into it.
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
I came across Hush, Hush while browsing book blogs. Several blogs had reviewed the book, some good reviews, some bad reviews, but I was intrigued and so picked up the book while in Waterstones one day.
Hush, Hush follows the story of Nora and Patch. Nora wasn't interested in romance, but then Patch came along and despite instinctively not liking him, there was something about him that seemed to get inside her. He's everywhere she is and after several terrifying incidents that can't be explained, Nora isn't sure she can trust him (not helped by her friend Vee). He seems to know everything about her, but she knows nothing about him and he's not answering her questions. Little does she know that she's in the middle of something much bigger than she could ever imagine and her life hangs in the balance.
When I first started reading Hush, Hush, it took me a while to get into it and I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. However, the further I got into the book the more I enjoyed it. There are quite a few twists and turns in the story. Somebody is obviously out for Nora and the number of suspects seems to grow throughout the book. One moment you're thinking it's this person, the next you're thinking it's somebody else.
I found Nora to be a bit on the naive side, but then when mind games are involved it's difficult to tell if that's how she normally is or if she's being pushed to make stupid decisions. That and she's a teenager and human (e.g. not perfect!).
Patch is one of those characters you shouldn't like because he's a bad boy... but then you do find yourself liking him for some reason (maybe it is that bad boy image), though he is creepy in parts!
Nora's best friend Vee got on my nerves and I'd have dropped her if she was my friend. She constantly exaggerated things and was over the top, but then I guess we all have friends like that.
I'm not sure if the cover and the prologue give something away (but then without them you'd be a fair way through the book before you found out it was about angels, fallen angels to be exact). However, I still enjoyed the book in the end. I enjoyed it enough to want to read the next book, Crescendo (Helped by the fact that there's a sample chapter of Crescendo at the end of Hush, Hush... This seems to be a common thing these days) and I'm looking forward to reading it.
I'm glad I read Hush, Hush myself and made up my own mind. Despite any faults, I'd certainly recommend giving it a go.
Summary: Fallen Angels
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