Book Review #13: 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. 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 judgement.

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 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 is my second time reading this book, and I find myself still entranced by suspense and mystery when I read it. Obviously, there is now too much of the cliche supernatural romance stories now that some people can’t stand and blame it on things like Twilight.

I find the whole ‘fallen angel’ concept interesting. A good break from the bajillion and a half vampire books out there, no matter how good they are, (ironic, since I’m writing one). I’m not religious by any standpoint, I don’t go to church or anything like that. I’m agnostic, I’m open to things beyond us, even if I don’t believe in god specifically.  I find the fallen angel thing a fresh new topic that will eventually get old, but for now let’s enjoy it while we can.

For this story, you’ve got your typical good girl (possibly a Mary-Sue), who has a promiscuous friend. Eventually you have a dark, mysterious boy, that the girl has a lust for, who could be a major stalker/serial killer/pedo, (do angels have a defined age?).  You’ve got all that but, when you throw a few other characters in to mess up the clockwork. You don’t know who could be following Nora, intent on possibly killing her. It’s a mixed bag of characters who don’t show any hints on their past, which make this mostly a big guessing game, that honestly still surprised me when the shit hit the fan.

Except for the typical background love story and the boringness of the main character, I really liked this story. After reading large books with a heavy and complicated plot, this was a nice break. None too complicated and none to toned down to the non-readers. The cover is honestly beautiful, but don’t pick up this book if you are picky about the typical love plots and are looking for an complex story.

I’m not picky, to be honest. There’s just something about the rebels and the mysterious guys that attract my interest and the silly love stories.

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