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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, HushNora is not the type of girl to do senseless things. She is responsible and caring. But when she gets a new partner in biology, Patch, all of Nora’s straight facts and truths start to get a little muddied. There’s something strange about Patch, and it’s not just that he seems to know all of Nora’s secrets can appears everywhere she is. It’s not the utter gorgeousness or the fact that nobody knows anything about him. It’s something much more sinister and unusual that Nora senses, that tells her nothing good can come of Patch. But even as Nora tries to force herself to believe that, she can’t deny that she’s attracted to Patch as he is to her. The only things standing between the two now are Patch’s past and fate. Because along with Patch’s arrival, something else even more dangerous came, something bent on destroying both of them.

Though I have no idea where the title comes from, Hush, Hush is an enthralling paranormal read. It’s about a seemingly impossible romance hindered by multiple supernatural threats that makes for an attention consuming story. When first introduced, Patch is an annoyingly arrogant hottie, the type of guy who gets under every girl’s skin and remains mysteriously alluring. The hint of a violent past only encourages his sexy bad boy persona. Even though this makes him slightly unrealistic, it also endears him especially to female readers who will want him to be able to find some form of happiness. Nora is a straight shooting girl who needs a guy like Patch to shake up her life, and readers will be able to relate to her hesitant personality. Without the supernatural element, this romance would still be good, but with it, it’s even more interesting. I love how events from Patch’s painful past carry over into the present to complicate Patch and Nora’s relationship; these connections make the plot more complex and fascinating. The story is an exciting and intriguing one and the ending is incredibly sweet, one that speaks of redemption and the power of true love; I definitely cannot wait for a sequel!

Hush, Hush appeals to any reader who likes the idea of a fallen angel, especially those who enjoyed The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare and the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. I greatly look forward to more exciting storytelling from Fitzpatrick.

Rating: 4.25

Review copies from Amazon Vine and publisher Simon & Schuster

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Keri Mikulski said...

On my TBR list. Thanks for the review!! Happy Holidays!

Creative A said...

From the beginning, this has sounded a lot to me like Evermore by Alyson Noel, just with a different kind of supernatural element. Would you say that?

Nice review, helped me get a better feel for this book :)

-Mandy

The Book Muncher said...

Mandy-
yes, very much so

Dana
said...

why do you only read teen books?
Me

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