Title: Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published October 13th 2009
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 she 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 Nora her life.
This is a YA-Teen oriented story that at first I didn’t want to read because of all the other TBR books lined up in my shelf. But then I saw this book lying around in my son’s room, so I decided to give it a nudge. But in fairness, there are some points that actually made me like the book in the end.
First off, I liked the book cover. Why, because I like angels so much! Yes, the book cover is quite striking, actually. It looked like a black-winged angel was falling after getting struck. Feathers all over really got me always.
Secondly, as I’ve mentioned above, I have a thing for angels, fallen or not, so another point for Hush, Hush. I really can’t describe my feelings when I read books about angels. I feel comforted knowing they are somewhat real, in a sense, and that they’ve existed a million years ago and that they’ve been mentioned in the Bible a number of times. SO yeah, angels rock in my world.
Lastly, I have a soft spot for bad boys, so Patch won me over. There’s something evil in him and there’s this spark of goodness, too, which makes him a complicated kind of angel.
Patch is among the fallen ones, who lost his wing when he dropped to Earth, but someone in the hierarchy of celestial beings could grant him his wings back if he would fulfill a mission. But Patch don’t want his wings back. He wants to be a mortal. Hmmm… intriguing enough.. Not a fan of his love interest, Nora, though. Storywise, it’s got a good plot, a promising read and perfect for my teenage niece. Will read book 2 to know more about Patch… And I almost forgot, Vee, the BFF. 🙂