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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


where I got my copy: Borders
where else can you buy it: Amazon, Book Depository, BN

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.

Ok. I will go straight to the point. With all the hype around this book not to mention the very creative cover, I was really excited that I finally got around into reading this. I like it but it was excruciatingly slow. I reached up to page 230 and I am still as lost as Nora. What was going on? All I got was all this eerie stalker effect, attack on Vee and Marcie, a person wearing a ski mask that seems to be messing with Nora's head, the questionable role of Elliott and Jules and the capriciously bad boy mystery vibe surrounding Patch. Nora was right to be all paranoid and suspicious. But if I didn't know any better I would think that all this dancing around danger and mystery is just a psycological thriller. Kind of like when I watched Hide & Seek and Uninvited, all along I thought it was some vengeful spirit but really the protagonist was just mentally incapacitated. I am not complaining that much. I like it that it is not too predictable.

Page 232 happened and passed then Nora pulled some Nancy Drew investigavtive skills, it was decent, I was impressed. After another chapter the moment that I've been waiting for has finally arrived.

What I love was the history of the Fallen Angels portrayed in the book. The mission of Patch to prove the contents of the Book of Enoch. The story of Nephilim. The roles of Dr. Greene a.k.a Dabria, the connection of Chauncey Langeais to the present, and the dark side of Patch was really interesting. But it wasn't enough. I did not sigh nor had that feeling that I wanted more. But I will give the sequel a chance. I think the book could have been shorter. Over all, it was just an ok book.

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Maria said...

Wonderful review! I really want to read this!

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