"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." - Goodreads.comTitle: Hush, Hush (#1)
Series: Hush, Hush Saga
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: October 13th 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository
Becca Fitzpatrick's first novel of the series went above and beyond my expectations for 'Hush, Hush'. The story unfolded at a nice pace and most certainly kept you guessing through out the book as to why Patch's past was so mysterious. There was one or two spots in the book were it lagged on for a bit, but sometimes that happens when creating a story.
I really don't want to say much about what happens in the book, because it's such a great journey you take with Nora. But I guess I can say she learns a lot about herself and about life.
The one issue I've had when it came to this book was the comparisons it had against 'Twilight'. It may have had the erie supernatural tone, but it is NOTHING like 'Twilight'. Nora is a complete 180 from Belle Swan and Patch is a bad boy next to Edward Cullen. I haven't found one identical piece of evidence as to what made it so comparable by a lot of readers. 'Twilight' was about vampires and 'Hush, Hush' was about Angels. Not even in the same realm of fiction.
Which brings me to this: I actual now favor 'Hush, Hush' over the twilight saga. There was something very real and intriguing about 'Hush, Hush' from beginning to end. I had a hard time putting the book down for the last 5-6 chapters because of the way Fitzpatrick wrote her climax and ending.
Would I recommend this book: Yes I would! Mostly to those that didn't enjoy 'Twilight'.
Plus if it were ever made into a movie, I think the guys would enjoy that there is a lot more action in this novel than 'Twilight'. Anyway, I can't wait to start the sequel "Crescendo" and find out what happens next to our two lead characters Nora and Patch!