Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (October 13, 2009)
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5

About the book:
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.

My Review:
After her father’s murder a year ago, Nora stays with her mother in the same old farmhouse just outside the city. As they have to come up with the maintenance cost for the farmhouse, her mother has to work after her father’s death and Nora is mostly home alone with her mother traveling for her job. Nora is a sincere student and none of the boys in her School provide any attraction or distraction for her.

Enter Patch. Patch is a new transfer and is usually quite and detached. Of course Nora and Patch are coupled for biology Assignment and part of it is getting to know each other and then making a report out of it. In spite of the fact that Nora knows something is wrong with Patch, she finds it very difficult to stay detached from him. Without giving much away, what ensues later is unraveling of mysteries, of Patch and of some other guys that enter the picture later.

I started the book thinking it would be heavy on fantasy but it was focused on the mystery aspect of the story for most of the part. But the mystery was so good that I did not mind. The characters were great. Patch was sexy and attractive and dangerous. Although I didn’t like Nora much she wasn’t some dumb female attracted to the dark and dangerous kind and acting on it just because she could (Read Bella from Twilight). She was intelligent and had a mind of her own. Nora’s friend Vee was the most entertaining of the lot. I almost waited for her to come in the picture. She was entertaining even when she was discussed in third person.

The one thing that I do find myself complaining about is the lack of atmosphere. I’m not saying it wasn’t there, just that I didn’t feel it much. Although I enjoyed Hush Hush thoroughly, I wish I could be transported to that place while reading it. I would have enjoyed it even more than I did. But then I haven’t seen this complaint in any other reviews so it could just be my mood. I am not sure.

In spite of my minor complaint, the fact remains that Hush, Hush is a great debut novel and I will definitely be looking out for books by Becca Fitzpatrick in the future.

Highly recommended if you like Young Adult or Fantasy.

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30 thoughts on “Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

    • I read this book and personally i believe it is better then twilight.
      I was so in to this book i got in trouble for not paying attention in class because i had ben reading the book.
      I really wish this book was a series because once i finished it i wanted more!!

  1. This is one of those books were at first I admired the cover, that was it. Then as time has gone by, I have become more curious. Now, I want to read the book, in part, thanks to your review. *smile* Yep, your review has made me even more curious.

  2. I think this would actually appeal more to me as a mystery than it would as a fantasy. I like certain kinds of fantasy books, but usually not those with immortal characters (like demons, vampires, mummies – not saying that this book has any of those, just saying that’s what turns me off from some fantasy books).

    • This book does have immortal characters, fallen angels, but as I said it oesn’t focus on that much, only in the beginning and the end. The rest of it is mostly mystery.

  3. Great post! Thanks for joining the party. I really like having all the different genres of Book Reviews in one place. This really gives a reader variety and they might consider buying books in genres they don’t normally read (like me!).

    One thing, could you please add the Book Review Badge or a link back to my blog on your post? This way readers who are going thought the list can link back and forth with ease!

    Thanks again for the great review!
    -CYM

  4. I laughed at this line – Although I didn’t like Nora much she wasn’t some dumb female attracted to the dark and dangerous kind and acting on it just because she could (Read Bella from Twilight)
    God! You make me smile!

    I lve the sound of this… i so wish i can get this one! 🙂

  5. I LOVE this book, it’s so brilliant and has a bit of everything in it, the romance the adventure and the mystery! It will deff. be a book I’d read more than once XD YAY, I recommend it to anyone who loves this kinda thng =D

  6. I was looking for the cover art of this book when I noticed your review. I just read this book yesterday. I finished it roughly in 5 hours.My best friend and my cousin both told me to read it. I started it and could hardly put it down. I think you really captured the essence of the book in your review.I’m surprised at how popular this book has become among my friends. I had wanted to read it from the first time I saw the beautiful cover art. When I got my best friends copy there was no stopping me. I was done before the end of the day. It is a must read for any reader who is in to angels. It gives a lovely veiw on a slightly odd love story.

  7. I got an extract in a mag & i read it. after dat i really wanted to read da rest, so i bought da book. and i realy want 2 say; it was worth it! da book was exellent it was funny, romantic and scary. i loved it, & if ur thinking of getting it i recomened u do! I LUV HUSH, HUSH!

  8. This book is truly amazing. The first day i started reading it i couldn’t put it down. It only took me two days to finish it, and when i did, i was devastated. I didn’t want it to end! I wish there was a series. Also, i think this book is waay better then Twilight.

    Btw, i am in love with Patch. He is so freaking sexxxy ;D

  9. I read this book in one day.
    As more I read more I want read.
    In my opinion is the better book that I ever read.
    I want a Patch for me :O
    And the next book quickly.

  10. I love this book OMG
    I got told off in all my classes cause I couldnt put the book down.
    Patch is mine now
    and have read the first chapter of cresendo ( sequal) omg its so good

  11. The Fourth book (Finale) is going to come out soon, and I can’t wait! I have only read the first book but I HAVE to get Crescendo off one of my friends… and Silence. I saw the trailer for Silence and went OMG!!! I started jumping around and screaming loudly! ;P

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