Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rating: 4 Stars
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.
First Thoughts: It's kind of obvious I picked this book by the cover. The cover is so beautiful. I could bet most people picked this book up because of the cover. The synopsis made me hesitate though, just a little. It was just the feeling I got when I read it, the whole 'just like Twilight' reference. A new student, girl attracts to mysterious guy who knew things he shouldn't know, falls for the guy, and risk her life in the process. It all sounded familiar. I ended up taking the book home anyway. Stephenie Meyer wasn't the first one to use the 'new student' beginning and she definitely won't be the last.
Writing Style: This style was easy to get in. Becca's writing is almost near perfect actually. I could see the things she wanted us to see and I could feel what Nora was feeling. Overall the writing was fantastic.
Characters: Nora is a very open and kind of funny character. She knew what she wanted and she didn't give up. She wanted to find out Patch's secrets and she did some things that a normal person wouldn't do for someone she doesn't know, like go to a bar. Patch is definitely the mysterious guy girls love to fall for. You could tell he was supposed to be that 'bad guy good guy' though, much of this book was predictable.
Final Thoughts: Besides the similarities between this book and the other YA fiction books lately, Becca came up with a different story. I am liking the angels lately, they are the new vampires. There was some really interesting twists and even though some of the book was predictable some were not and made it a pretty awesome book. I can't wait to read the next two.