Hush, Hush #1
by Becca Fitzpatrick
genre: YA, romance, dystopian, paranormal
Synopsis from Goodreads
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 she 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 Nora her life.
I’ve never understood the longing for a bad boy. Suspending skepticism for a moment, I really don’t understand the longing for a bad boy when someone is trying to kill you. Either Nora was in denial or incredibly naive. I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt and choose to think she was in denial, but when looking at it from an omniscient perspective, you just want to slap her and wake her up.
I was also disappointed with her friend, Vee. So I have to ask. If your friend, even if you think she is over-reacting, tells you she feels threatened by someone and that this person behaved in a violent manner towards her, would you pressure your friend to continue to hang out with this person?
However, I liked the plot. It took some time to figure out who was on which side and how everyone was connected. I saw the end coming, but missed the final piece to the puzzle. A few hours after I finished, I was thinking through it and I’m not sure it worked. It sucked me in enough to accept it while I was reading, but then I was like, “wait, what? How did that work again?” It left me feeling pissed off with the characters, but grinning because the ending was super sweet. Don’t think I’ll be reading book 2, but I’m more likely to continue this trilogy than Delirium or Divergent.
3 out of 5 stars
If you want to read the book before the movie adaptation is released, now is your chance! The novel screenplay is being written by Patrick Sean Smith if that means anything to the film buffs and is currently marked “in development” on IMDB.
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