Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far 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.

*this review contains some spoilers*

My thoughts
Hush, Hush is a paranormal Young Adult book about angels. Lately there's been a bit of a craze about angel books, more and more pop up. While I absolutely love most angel books, I thought this one was a bit too complicated and similar to Twilight.

I liked Patch. Patch was awesome. Nora, on the other hand... not so much. We all know Patch is nothing good, even Nora does. She ignores her instincts to run away whenever she sees him, and often she's doing the opposite of what she originally wanted to do. And she doesn't ignores this instinct with just one boy, but two. It doesn't only confuse her, it confuses the reader too. I can tell you already that you don't know what's all happening until it's explained either hundred pages further when you already forgot it, or in the end.

And that's my next problem: There were way too many villains in this book, three namely. It made thinks confusing. It was just too much. Neither of these villains have a very clear way why they want Nora dead, though Patch and Chauncey had the same reason. Dabria was just being the jealous ex I suppose. Also, Patch had some great chances, but let them slip away. He didn't know what he wanted. One moment he wanted to kill Nora, the other moment he doesn't because he's in love with her. But I thought Angels couldn't feel things like love? You're left with a lot more questions than answers, which is also why I decided to read Crescendo and Silence.

The writing was alright. I liked how Fitzpatrick described certain things, and I also liked Vee. It was just the weird storyline and annoying characters that made me give this book only 3 stars. It could have scored 4 easily by writing style in my opinion.

However, if you love mysterious, intriguing and dangerous stories about angels, this is definitely a book to read!

The cover is stunning, the falling angel is a nice way to describe the topic of the book.

My rating of this book

I bought the book at a Dutch bookstore.

Other links
Find this book on Goodreads
Becca Fitzpatrick's website
Becca Fitzpatrick's twitter

~ Sylke


  1. I had the same problem with all the questions and not many answers. I also feel a little perplexed when I don't understand what's going on in a novel.

  2. I actually liked this one but I agree with you on some of your views. I thought the second book Crescendo was more confusing and left me with even more questions than the first one. While I rushed to read Crescendo after Hush, hush I still haven't read Silence.

  3. I loved Hush Hush! Patch was my favorite book boyfriend for like ever! I enjoyed Crescendo too I really need to read Silence before the last book comes out!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  4. I have Crescendo and Silence on my shelf, I might read them this summer. Fitzpatrick's writing style is very enjoyable in my opinion so I do want to give the other books a try.

    This book made me feel so confused. I liked the story idea, but there was too much going on and at some points I just couldn't bring myself to read any further.

    ~ Sylke


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