Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (October 13, 2009)
Reading Level: Young Adult
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.
Hush, Hush is a completely mind-numbing, superbly amazing new addition to the YA market! There was so much hype about it, and it completely encompassed my expectations. I think that the hype was definitely worth it...especially the cover. The cover just fits the whole theme of the book. It's perfect.
The characters in the novel were the same and different at the same time. Take Patch, for example; he's just another bad boy but Becca was able to mold him into his own character as the book went on. Nora was the same. At first, I thought she was just going to be another 'Bella' but her thinking and seeing through her eyes made me more appreciative of her character.
The relationship between Nora and Patch was dangerous and exciting. Both characters were opposites and completely contrasted each other; Nora was always so open and easy to read while Patch was dark, mysterious, and brooding.
Overall, Becca's writing and characterization engrossed me to no end. This is truly one book that completely fell for! I have officially have fallen for the fallen.
Cover: (One of the best covers ever!)