by: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush, Hush #1
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.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Review: I literally had trouble putting this book down, which is funny considering how long it took for me to pick it up. I’ve seen this all over the internet and in stores, but it just seemed like something that had been done before. I recently read a review for its sequel, Crescendo, though, which impressed me so much that I knew I had to read this series. It’s a wonderful read. It was very fast paced, which I love, and the writing was good, entertaining. The characters were beautifully drawn with varying layers to each. The friendship between Nora & Vee was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the others I’ve seen recently. Both were very loyal and seemed like they really cared about one another. Plus this isn’t one of those novels where a guy can come between two girls and destroy years of friendship. The best relationship in this, though, was that of Nora & Patch. It was very passionate, whether that was in a good way or a bad way, and it was always hard to tell what Patch’s intentions were. The entire time it also felt like he really loved Nora.
The mystery of the story was very compelling, and it was a variety of factors which lead up to the conclusion. I wasn’t even sure of the motivations of some of the characters until the very end of the book, and I strongly appreciate a book that can keep me guessing. After finishing this book, I went out and bought the sequel because I couldn’t wait for a chance to go to the library to read it. If that’s not an example of how fantastic this was, I don’t know what is.
Cover Rating: 4 out of 5
This cover is stunning. The selective coloring really helps it stand out, as does the use of a figure in motion. It’s very memorable and also really pretty, in an eerie sort of way.
Image from google & description from goodreads.com.