Book Review: Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9781416989417
Pages: 391
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens
Genre: Teen/YA, Fantasy
Source: Amazon Vine
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:

Nora Grey doesn’t really think a lot about guys.  It’s not that she’s not into them, it’s just that the boys at her high school aren’t all that interesting.  That is, until she ends up sitting beside the new transfer student in Biology class.  Patch is handsome, mysterious, and completely dangerous.  Nora knows she should stay away from him, but when inexplicable things begin to happen and he always seems to be around, Nora knows there’s more going on than she realizes.

Review:

I heard mixed things about Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush when it first came out.  At that time, I felt a bit overloaded on YA paranormals, and as a result, I wasn’t really impressed with anything I was reading.  I decided to save Hush, Hush for a rainy day, and I’m glad I did – I definitely enjoyed it more than I expected.

Nora was an endearing character that I enjoyed reading about.  She was a little bit gullible, but that fit with her overall character.  She’s trustworthy and a hard worker.  I did appreciate that she wasn’t overly angst prone, which seems to happen a bit too often in paranormal YA.

I also liked the mystery in Hush, Hush.  Fitzpatrick did a solid job keeping the reader guessing, trying to figure out what was going on.  Of course, I knew what Patch’s secret was before I even picked up the book, but there still were enough other mysteries left that the book definitely was fun to read.  The mythology is also interesting, and I’d love to see it fleshed out more in the second book.

Hush, Hush was reminiscent of Twilight, but it was different enough that I didn’t feel like I was reading a recycled plot (unlike Fallen).  Patch was a unique character, and I’m looking forward to seeing where Fitzpatrick takes him and Nora in the sequel, Crescendo.  I’m glad I gave this book a chance, as I did enjoy reading it.

Comments

  1. So good to hear that it was worth the read. I too set it aside to let the hype die down. Now, where did I put it?

  2. So good to hear that it was worth the read. I too set it aside to let the hype die down. Now, where did I put it?

  3. I’ve had this one on my shelves for quite some time, but the mixed reviews had me wary about picking it up – thanks for the positive review!

  4. I’ve had this one on my shelves for quite some time, but the mixed reviews had me wary about picking it up – thanks for the positive review!

  5. I can’t decide if this is for me or not, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. It might be a good one to try at the beach. (You should link up to Booking Mama’s Kid Konnection – it includes YA.)

  6. I can’t decide if this is for me or not, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. It might be a good one to try at the beach. (You should link up to Booking Mama’s Kid Konnection – it includes YA.)

  7. I had heard just HORRIBLE things about this book! In fact, I decided that I’d just admire that awesome cover and leave it at that. It is great to get a different opinion.

  8. I had heard just HORRIBLE things about this book! In fact, I decided that I’d just admire that awesome cover and leave it at that. It is great to get a different opinion.

  9. This has been on my maybe list for awhile but I am still considering. Sometimes it is better to read a book after all the hype.

  10. This has been on my maybe list for awhile but I am still considering. Sometimes it is better to read a book after all the hype.

  11. So glad to hear you liked this. I’ve been keeping it on the shelf for later because I was fearful that it might be too like other books. You squashed that concern though.

    Good review.

  12. So glad to hear you liked this. I’ve been keeping it on the shelf for later because I was fearful that it might be too like other books. You squashed that concern though.

    Good review.

  13. I bought this book for my daughter, hoping that I could snag it when she was done, but I haven’t done that yet! She has recently picked up the book for the second time, so I a know it must be a very interesting read. I am glad you had such a good time with it!!

  14. I bought this book for my daughter, hoping that I could snag it when she was done, but I haven’t done that yet! She has recently picked up the book for the second time, so I a know it must be a very interesting read. I am glad you had such a good time with it!!

  15. I’m always a little weary about teen paranormal books as well, but this one sounds like it’s worth a read. I have heard pretty good reviews from a lot of bloggers I trust.

  16. I’m always a little weary about teen paranormal books as well, but this one sounds like it’s worth a read. I have heard pretty good reviews from a lot of bloggers I trust.

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