Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hush, Hush ( Hush, Hush #1) 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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far 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.






I still have no clue what Hush Hush stands for.

Everytime I thought of this book I remembered the PCD song Hush Hush.

And let’s just say I am less than fond of the Pussy Cat Dolls.

Also while I do enjoy urban fantasy/paranormal romance at times I am more into contemporary reaslistic fiction.

And I had never read a book on Fallen Angels.

These are the reasons why I read Hush Hush now and not say 2-3 years back.

It wasn’t the best book I have ever read. It wasn’t a book I couldn’t stop gushing about.

It is not one of my favorites.

But I enjoyed the book immensely and finished it in one sitting!

I found the Protagonist Nora Grey likable enough but nothing shone through her personality.

She was the totally generic and at times very stupid.

Her BFF Vee on the other hand was awesome. She was perky and fun and had all these little personality quirks that I would have loved to see in Nora. Vee added all the humour to this book.

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but I find that in most YA books the female protagonist’s BFF’s happen to be perkier and funnier!?

Also I soo want Vee as my best friend! And while the topic of what I want, I must mention a certain hot fallen angel.

Patch was the star of this book.

All the girls are gonna be swooning over him.

He is dark, mysterious, cocky and the epitome of bad boys.

And he has a AC/DC Highway To Hell CD!!

I LOVE AC/DC!!

:D

Okay so maybe we can’t really blame Nora for being so stupid and careless. And not even freaking out when she found out he was a fallen angel.She barely even thought of it!

The romance was hot and steamy. Only how majorly overused is the guy-teaches-girl-how-to-play-pool-while-their-bodies-touch sequence? I remember loving it in The OC years ago.

Anyways I thought that their romance was more to do with physical attraction. Okay, it was completely to do with physical attraction. But again I don’t really blame Nora .Patch is worthy of protagonist lust-inesss.

I loved the suspense and mystery aspect of the book. That is what made me keep turning the pages. Also I am definitely going to read the sequel.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of the Twilight Saga.

They are bound to devour this book.

And while it wasn’t an amazing profound book, It at least got me warmed up to the idea of Fallen Angels and well it was a really fun read.

The Book Trailer 







Xo 

24 comments:

  1. Have you read any of the Fallen books yet by Lauren Kate? They're about fallen angels as well. I've read the first 3 (the 4th isn't out yet) and I think they're pretty entertaining... granted, there's about a thousand things about them that frustrate the crap out of me lol, but I guess they're still fun to read!

    I have Hush, Hush on my TBR but I'm not too sure I'm going to like it that much, since I couldn't stand Twilight (eek! sorry Twilight fans!) I will give it a shot though...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all the lovely compliments, you have a very nice blog yourself ;) Love the quote under your profile!

    Have a great day and happy reading :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  2. GREAT review! I love it <3 :D Hush, hush was my first book about fallen angels too. Hush, hush´s cover is beautiful, but book isn´t such good, I mean. :/

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  3. I wasn't a huge fan of Nora either, but totally agree with you about vee and patch!!

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  4. I've never read this book, but I keep hearing a lot about it, and I know it's a series. I don't know if I'll check it out (one of my friends didn't find the characters interesting at all, and your review is definitely making me lean towards "avoid this or read it on a day you're completely bored"),but I may check it out just to form an opinion of my own. Though Nora Grey doesn't sound too interesting if she's "generic" and "stupid", so I don't know... This sounds like a book full of blah main characters, but interesting supporting ones. I'll have to see if I ever am in the mood to read it just for them.

    Your comparison to Twilight isn't helping though (any book that reminds me of Twilight immediately puts me off).

    Thanks for the review.

    (Lol, so I take it Hush, Hush is a random title? Huh.)

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  5. My friend recommended this book to me, but I've yet to read it. She LOVES it, but... I don't know. Referencing Twilight makes me kind of want to not read it, ahaha. Then again, I AM reading the Fallen series which is referenced to Twilight, so maybe I'll pick Hush Hush up. Great review! :)

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  6. I totally disagree! I LOVE Hush,Hush! I am even going to the Silence Book Tour. I love reviews that I disagree with, it shows that people like different things

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  7. I couldn't agree more. I heard so many mega-super-awesome things about Hush hush that maybe that was the reason why I felt like something was missing.
    Of course we have loveable Patch, and I was ok with Nora... and I just couldn't drop the novel under any reason, but it was kind of plain, not extremely good, but not bad. I like it though and I'm about to read Crescendo! :D

    librosdevida1@hotmail.com

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  8. I loved this series. I understand why some people don't though, because when I read the Fallen series, I didn't want to read another angel book again. This one has plenty of action to keep you motivated with loads of lusting inbetween with those two things, I never go wrong (:

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  9. For me this book was like GUILTY PLEASURE!
    I haven't read Fallen. Should I?

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  10. I really can't disagree with you on that. Plenty of guilty pleasure (-: Fallen was not my cup of tea, too slow and didn't hold my attention. I will never completely say don't read any particular book, but I will say that I did not like it.

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  11. ACK I STILL havent read this series OR the Fallen series...Angels tend to strike me the wrong way if the books seem to preachy or whatever...I really want to read this though...just look at the cover!

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  12. it sucks u didnt love the book more... i honestly loved it patch is one of my faves!

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  13. I thought the book was okay, the second one I found to be a huge let down, but I'll still read the last one.

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  14. omg i want to read this book sooo badly, even though its been out for a while, but i never got a chance to get my hands on it.. Great review!

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  15. haha i LOVED this book, and i went running to read its sequel "Crescendo" and dying for october to come for the third book. Patch is hot, Vee is hilarious, and i guess Nora was always manipulated by patch :P its cute. I loved it, and im more of a contemp fan too but im SO happy i ended up reading this book! and i agree, protagonist best friends are always the ideal bestfriends :P

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  16. Yeah, there were some mixed reviews for this series. But I'll still read the books, sometime in the future, since it's similar to the Twilight Saga.

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  17. Fallen by Lauren Kate is another great Fallen Angels book. But I really liked this one...and totally agree: VEE RULZ! and yes, love Patch :D and I think ur right, it's always the bff whos the fun and funnier one. Have book 2, but haven't read it yet...happy reading!

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  18. I've read Hush, Hush last December, when my friend recommended it to me. It was a good book, I guess, even though I enjoyed reading it, there was still something I missed in a story, still don't know what.
    The main heroine Nora, I have to say, I didn't find her interesting enough for me and sometimes she was irracional.
    Anyway, I have to agree with you that in lots of cases the BFFs of main character are funnier:D I really like Vee in the next book, Crescendo - love her there.
    Oh and Patch - he's so damn hot!

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  19. LOL! Can't really blame Nora for being a total idiot. I'm pretty sure any girls brain would fail to function properly when around Patch! =P

    Jolainne

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  20. I have to say this book annoyed me and I fell in love with The Fallen series by Lauren Kate so I wonder why I dislike this one so much? There really isn't much of a difference except Nora is an imbecile and Luce isn't.

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  21. Hush, Hush is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I agree with you that Nora isn't the best protagonist ever, but I found it pretty easy to overlook. Vee is hilarious and Patch is one of my favorite book-boyfriends in YA fiction. I like a funny guy. :D

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  22. I absolutely LOVE this series! Patch Cipriano is just ♥♥♥! I love it 'cause it's sort of dark and sinister, compared to other series about fallen angels. This series just keeps on getting better and better!

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  23. I brought the book last year and I agree with you that it isn't one of my favorites but it was sort of enjoyable. Have you read Crescendo(the second book)?

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  24. Hush, Hush is one of those books that you who reads only classics says at a first look: I'll never read something like this. But as you read the book you realize the reading is funny, completely unpretentious. The plot is absorbing from first to last page. Specially last 10 chapters where the story gets an air of mystery and suspense. Patch is such an ambiguous boy and Nora a clever girl.

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