Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (October 13th 2009—Simon and Schuster)
Grade: 4 stars out of 5
Summary: “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.”
Review: So let’s talk about Twilight and Hush, Hush and how Fitzpatrick is glaringly obvious that she’s stealing Meyer’s work of art despite the fact Twilight has many similar traits in a majority of YA novels and vampire novels. [hint hint sarcasm] Key word is ‘vampire’ where Hush, Hush is obviously ‘fallen angel’. If that doesn’t clue you in then you obviously need to back away from the Twilight books and the sparkling vampires because in no way will you ever be Edward’s lover. Face it. It’s true.
So let’s talk about Edward and Patch. Patch is the dark, edgy, sexy version of Edward. I guess you can say he’s wilder. That being said the entire novel is a darker theme. The term fallen angel can be accounted for this. Like Adam and Eve, Patch took the forbidden fruit. Whether he succeeded or failed it doesn’t matter, in this one act his wings were ripped. In order to finally get what he has always wished for, Nora is the one person who can help him.
Hush, Hush was addicting. It was a novel that demanded to be inhaled in one sitting alone. The characters come off the pages like a black and white movie and a splash red lipstick or blood for dramatic effect. The rippling cause and effect with a dastardly villain in a pair of killer pumps shoots fire throughout the novel—both literally and figuratively. Sometimes it just too much though. Like a one noted melody.
Together [Nora and Patch]we can only hope that the sequel will bring us more giggles, swooning, and the constant ‘omg omg omg squeal!’
Overall: In order to possess a copy of this book I had willingly sold my kidney, liver, and spleen. Do I regret this decision? Absolutely not.
I love the concept behind this cover. I love the color scheme. The darkness. I just wish the model shaved his armpits (my personal preference) though.
P.S. The name was hard to get into for a while. All I could think about was Patches from Powerpuff Girls