Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Review of "Hush, hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick

It's April, almost the end of the school year, and yet Nora Grey's biology teacher decides it's time to switch partners. This lands Nora with the new guy, Patch, instead of her normal partner, and best friend, Vee. And their first assignment as new partners - an interview of each other. Patch isn't very forthcoming, but he knows a little too much about Nora, too close to the truth to be mere guesses.

It's only after she meets Patch that her life starts going crazy - she feels someone watching her all the time, she's attacked one night while driving home.. and the hits keep coming. Is it Patch that's stalking her? Or is he the one person she can feel safe with?

Now for my review - First things first, I LOVE this cover. If I had any power in this area, I would vote this the best cover of the year. It's eye-catching, and moving. If I saw this in the store, I would definitely pick it up. Actually, I'd like a poster with that image on it. Someone get on that!

As for the book itself, to sum it up, I loved it. I know this is something I'm going to read over and over, and I've already recommended it to a ton of people. This book really deserves some buzz! I'm not too much of a YA reader, but for a book like this? I gladly stepped out of my comfort zone. Everything was well written, Nora had all the right reactions in the right places, and you can really sympathize with her. She's attracted to Patch, but if he's the one behind everything.. what do you do in that situation? The story is powerful and compelling, and once again, I had the urge to make some high-pitched fangirl sound at the end, because I was just so excited. Ever since I read "The Fallen" series by Thomas Sniegoski, I've been a little over obsessed with Angels, fallen or otherwise. And after reading a brief synopsis of this book some time ago, I knew I had to have it. The story played out amazingly, keeping me in suspense, and I had to keep reading to find out what happened to Patch, Nora, and the rest of the crew. Who was the bad guy? And what were the motives? As I said, definitely a must-read.
Now for the cons.. really, I can only think of two. There is a beginning sequence, happening centuries before the rest of the book, and I know why the author wanted to keep some description out of it, so you're not sure who is who, and where they will fit in in the rest of the book, but I think a little bit more description, clothes, stringy hair, anything would have been nice. And Nora's friend Vee? I will admit to being a little annoyed with her. But that's just her character, so nothing really wrong with it.

I would give "Hush, hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick FIVE out of FIVE stars. I loved it, and I know everyone else will too. Even if YA isn't your thing, it's worth checking out. This book is definitely going to be a keeper. Look for it October 13!!!

Well, that's it for now. Next book to read and review? "Bad Moon Rising" by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Happy reading, everyone! And have a great week!

~ Morning Glow ~

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