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Young Adult Fiction 4567
Don't keep this one Hush, Hush!
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Reader reviewed by Erica

Hush, Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400

Rating: 5 stars

Falling in love was never so easy . . .

or so deadly.

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.

With a title like Hush, Hush, the book is just begging for you to pick it up. Once I picked it up, there was no putting it down. Hush, Hush was thrilling and enticing. Patch and Nora's world is so dark and dangerous. It's a world where readers will gladly visit again. The book itself takes a bit to pick up pace, but starting with page 1, readers are captivated by the mysterious Patch, trying to figure everything out and where it's going.

Patch was a character that made readers fall for him; he is dark, mysterious, and totally sexy. All the while, he's also cocky, rude, and awfully selfish, but it works for him and makes him that much more alluring. Whenever Patch is involved, you get chills partly from the fear you feel you should have for him and partly from the attraction. Nora was cast as the opposite, the straight A, good girl. She's a determined character, who falls under Patch's spell. The other characters don't stand out as much as the well-written Patch and Nora, but they have their fortes.
The one character that didn't seem to fit much was the snotty cheerleader, Marcie Miller. To me, she didn't seem to have much of a point in the overall plot.

The romance Becca Fitzpatricks writes is bewitching. The romance between the two is so much that everytime Patch and Nora enter the stage, you can practically see the sparks flying. It builds as the story goes on, and the ending leaves readers begging for more of Patch and Nora's story.

Hush, Hush is definately the cover of the year. The cover is simply gorgeous, and a book I would probably buy regardless of the content inside. Pair that cover with the amazing story Becca Fitzpatrick has written, and you have yourself a book no one can resist.

The wait for Crescendo, Hush, Hush's sequel will be a long one indeed!
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