Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Recommended for Fans Of: Lauren Kate, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cynthia Hand
Synopsis: Nora Grey is just a typical high school girl stuck with a lab partner she'd rather not have in chemistry class. Patch is not your average high school guy. Patch has dark secrets, ones that he'll do anything to keep hidden from his lab partner, Nora. The more Patch pushes Nora away, the closer she wants to get, but how far will she go to find out the truth and unknowingly hurt herself in the meantime? Nora knows something is not right about Patch, that something about him is not quite... human.
Review: I have been hearing many good things about Hush, Hush for a while, so I decided to finally give it a try. What I can say is that I was not disappointed. Hush, Hush was suspenseful, gripping, mysterious and haunting- haunting in the best way. It is a story that will stick with you. When I was reading this, I could not put it down because Becca Fitzpatrick is absolutely a master at writing scenes that leave you at the edge of your seat.
However, what made this book a four star for me was the romance. I was expecting a huge, bad boy-turns-good-and-professes-love-for-good-girl type of scene, but sadly, I was disappointed. I didn't even realize Patch really, truly had feelings for Nora until towards the end of the novel! Whether this was intentional or not, it didn't really work out for me. Even though that was one of the weaker points of the novel, the brief (genuine) romantic interactions between Nora and Patch were quite sweet. I really hope that in the next book, this romance will become developed even more.
One of my biggest loves in books is character development, and I was very glad to see that done very well in Hush, Hush. Nora was a very likable character, and very easy to relate too. She stood up for herself, and stayed true to who she was. I can't really define Nora's character, but for a normal teenage girl, she was written perfectly.
Conclusion: Overall, I don't regret picking up this book. I will have high standards for the second one, only because I really want to see more things happen between the characters, and a lot more romance and just action in general.
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