Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1)

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Freaking Awesome
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I loved it.In the second one,I was on Patch's side I couldn't believe how Nora acted,but I guess it worked out in the end.Anyway,definitely read the series,you'll never want to put it down
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I have nothing bad to say about this series.It is funny,sometimes you just want to throw the book in anger,the drama,and romance.I love it,it is an amazing series you'll want to constantly read
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Enjoyable on the Surface
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First, I want to say that I really enjoyed this book, on the surface. A quick read (finished it in one sitting throughout the course of a rainy, lazy Sunday), I was hesitant to read another angel/nephilim themed book, as they all seem to follow the same premise; I loved Hush, Hush for not being your typical angel story about destiny or ever-lasting, eternal love.

Having said that, being the nit-pick for details that I am, there were a few (or a lot) of things that I either didn't like, didn't find plausible, or just didn't understand. First, how is it that a sixteen-year old is allowed to live without parental supervision for weeks (even months!) at a time? I understand that there is a housekeeper, but she leaves by 9 most nights. There's also the fact that the house she is living in is completely isolated - the nearest neighbour is a mile away. I just couldn't believe that a parent would choose to burden their teenager with that much responsibility at that young of an age. I don't understand why Fitzpatrick wouldn't have just chosen to make Nora slightly older, a university freshman for example, and remove that complication. She was almost written as being slightly older (shopping at Victoria's Secret for lingerie; choosing to investigate a murder in a near-by town) so I don't understand why she was written as a sixteen-year-old.

Something else I didn't understand was Nora's complete lack of reaction to her best friend being attacked and robbed at gun point. Having just lost her father a year a go, through a random act of violence involving a shooting, I would have expected a much bigger reaction when something similar happened to her best friend (especially when Nora knew that she was the intended target). Instead, the almost-shooting is brushed to the side and not really mentioned again. For that matter, Nora never really had your typical reaction. Having just learned a frightening secret about Patch's original intentions (no spoilers here!), instead of reacting with fear (or even anger) she meekly accepts it as the truth and allows Patch to calm her down without much resistance. Maybe it had something to do with her underlying attraction for Patch (or that she was mostly spineless), but I found a lot of her reactions to situations (especially ones that involved him) were just strange.

I also didn't understand why Fitzpatrick kept referring to what was obviously a sexual health class as a biology class. The first day we are introduced to the class, they're talking about sexual reproduction...but to learn about this, the class is asked to discover as much about their partner as possible. How the two go hand-in-hand is beyond me. The next class is all about what traits you find attractive in a potential mate and the type of body language or social cues used to discover if they find your advances attractive - if an actual biology point was made, I missed it.

As for what I didn't like? Nora was too quick to jump to insane conclusions, based on flimsy to non-existent "evidence" which leaves her thoughts a jumbled mess as she moves from one conclusion to the next. It was almost like Fitzpatrick wanted to make sure we were thrown off of the correct trail by providing lots of other ones to distract our minds with (unfortunately, I had a sneaking suspicion about a surprise "twist" ending, and for me, it wasn't much of a surprise). It left us with a completely confused heroine, who consistently entered into these dangerous situations, even though her instincts were screaming at her not to. She never had backup (Vee was always off doing her own thing) and she didn't trust Patch enough to ask for his help (as half the time the dangerous situation involved him). I really disliked the repetitive thought process we saw Nora go through as well - she would suspect Patch of something (like stalking her, for example) and then think something along the lines of "but he would never hurt me". I didn't understand why she felt like he wouldn't hurt her and I got really annoyed with the constant reminder that yes, Patch was dangerous, but no, Nora didn't really think he meant her harm; the lack of consistency in Nora's thinking is something that is present throughout the entire book, and after a while, it really started to tire my patience.

And what happened to Vee? In the beginning of the book, she was somewhat witty - see her bantering with the cheerleader - and had a charming personality; I understood why Nora valued their friendship. By the end, she seemed to have left any semblance of intelligence behind - "he said we had to put chains on all of the doors because the outside was off limits for hide-n-go-seek". Would a rational person, hanging out with someone suspected of murder, who your best friend repeatedly warned you against after he physically threatened her, go willingly into a building knowing that she cannot leave without someone else unlocking the chains? Ugh. Anything I found endearing about Vee when I started Hush, Hush was lost by the time I finished it. Not to mention, she became a terrible friend! Any conversation she had with Nora was one where she tried to convince Nora to give Edward another chance, when Nora has expressed how uncomfortable he made her and that she suspected him of breaking into her house.

Then there's the complete lack of development for the romance between Nora and Patch. I understand Nora's physical attraction to Patch, he's mysterious and trouble and he's obviously gorgeous. But Patch's attraction to Nora was never explained or extrapolated on. We hear him tell her that he cares for her, and that he means her no harm, but his feelings for her (or how he came to develop those feelings) is never really explained. It just didn't make sense how he went from his original plan (again, no spoilers) to loving her.

Having said all that, I did enjoy Hush, Hush, but mostly for the guilty pleasure which was the steamy moments between Patch and Nora.
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I heard this book was meant to be amazing, but when I read it I was slightly disappointed, but only slightly. I hoped it would be as addicting as City of Bones was, as that also had half angel people in it, but it wasn't. But still forget all that bad stuff I said and lets go on to the good stuff. The plot is really smart and clever, it really got hold of me. I thought the fallen angel, Patch, was a brilliant idea, and the evil half angel dude, lets say I didn't expect that to happen. All in all this book is a great read, I recommend it to all those fellow young adults who like dark romance, like me!!!
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Great read!
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I was very much looking forward to this book and I'm glad I read it. I fell in love with Patch (as I'm sure everyone has) and Nora. Their chesmistry was off the charts. It was an addictive read. This was one of my first YA book involving the theme of angels. It's definitely a good start to a series.
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Amazing Story
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I absolutely LOVED this book. Usually I stick to my vampires, but I've recently been asked to make a purse for a contest to go with the new graphic novel coming out, and so I decided to read the books and see what they were about.
I couldn't put it down! I downloaded it on my kindle that morning, and by the time I went to bed it was finished! I went immediately the next morning and bought the next book in the series!!

The characters are wonderful, Patch =
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Hush, Hush
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Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: YA supernatural romance

Where I got it: Border’s liquidation sale ($3.75!)

One sentence: Nora’s life changes after she meets the mysterious Patch and is dragged into an ancient immortal war.

Themes: Angels, romance, mystery, bad boy,

Main character: 2/5
I wasn’t particularly thrilled with Nora. She was uninteresting, whiny, and unable to stand up for herself in any way. There also wasn’t any sort of gentle introduction to their relationship or romance

Secondary characters: 3/5
The only reason that this gets any higher rating than the main character section is because of Vee- I loved her character, even if she was oblivious and completely stubborn. Patch was your typical bad boy/blatant rip-off of Edward Cullen. I’m always a fan of the bad boy character, but I found Patch a little over the top and his treatment of Nora repulsive.

Writing style: 3/5
Nothing distracting, but also nothing particularly special. The relationship between Nora and Patch was written well, even if I didn’t agree with the plot of how it played out. The last third of the novel picked up the pace and I really started to enjoy how Fitzpatrick wrote out the action scenes.

Plot: 4/5
I read this before I read Fallen, so the idea of fallen angels was completely new and interesting to me. Fitzpatrick’s world was well thought out and had some fascinating plot twists. Although predictable, the plot was very entertaining, especially the action in the last bit.

Best scene: The showdown in the school

Positives: Entertaining plot, clear writing style, good action scenes

Negatives: Boring characters, simple writing style and plot, felt like a Twilight knockoff

Ending: Some good action scenes. Tied up the conflict without answering all the questions.

Verdict: I had higher hopes with all the hype, but it was cute and entertaining for what it was.

Rating: 6.8 / 10
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Hot, amazing paranormal book
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Reader reviewed by Meghan

Nora Grey is just your average teenager. She writes movie reviews for her school paper and hasn't really ever considered any guys from her school attractive. That is, until she meets Patch when Coach, the Biology teacher, switches around the seating chart in her Biology class. They are assigned homework to find out as much about their new Biology partner as they can and turn it in the next day. Except Patch isn't exactly cooperative with giving out information about himself, but yet he knows stuff about her that even her closest friends don't. Is it intuition or something.. else?

Nora becomes increasingly uncomfortable in the presence of Patch as the days go on as his Biology partner. He seems to be everywhere she is. Is he stalking her, or is it just a coincidence? But why does part of her feel drawn to him? Why does he always seem to evade personal questions? How and why can he put thoughts into her head like he's talking to her, yet his lips never move? And why does the new boy put Nora on edge?

Nora is certain of one thing, both Patch and the new boy seem dangerous. For Patch, she can't quite put her finger on why. For the new boy, Elliot, it's because he was a suspect in a murder investigation at his old school. And unlucky for her, they both seem to want her.

This review has been hard to write, because it seems like my words can't do this book justice. This book was beyond amazing. I had it on hold at my local library and was excited to read it, having heard positive reviews on it. Boy were they right! The mystery, the romance, everything was just perfect. 

This was the kind of book that you just simply can't put down and after you've raced through all the pages, you want more. Lots, lots more. You know the kind of book I'm talking about. You read it all in one day or stay up super late reading it, wishing you didn't have to sleep. Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

The characterization was phenomenal. Fitzpatrick did so well with creating these three dimentional characters. She made them have emotions. She made you feel those emotions. She wrote their personalities brilliantly and left you feeling like you knew them.

I loved Nora, even though she's a wreck when anything bad happens. I kept expecting Patch to have to rush in and save her all the time, but it didn't happen. Most of the time she had to fend for herself, which was a fresh relief compared to all the paranormal romances out there. It's usually: girl is damsel in distress, girl gets kidnapped or trapped or something by the bad guy, in swoops the hero to save the girl every single time. Nope, not the case with this book.

Patch, oh Patchy Patch. He was delicious. Absolutely smoldering. He was the perfect bad boy and extremely cocky. He enjoyed putting Nora in an uncomfortable situation. Which he did a lot, I might add. He is super sexy and I practically had to fan myself after reading some chapters. 

Speaking of which, boy can Fitzpatrick write the romance! In general, she can write extremely well. She captured my attention right away and held it until the end of the book and after. She writes beautifully and effortlessly and leaves you satisfied, yet wanting more. There were so many twists and turns, it was like she was mocking you each time you thought you knew what was going to happen. 

The second book is definitely staying on my to-read list and has made my get-your-hands-on-a-copy-one-way-or-the-other-you-must-read-this-right-now list. 

I don't think I have to say this, but this has earned a 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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Move over Twilight!!
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Reader reviewed by Lulu

The reason why I picked up Hush,Hush is because of the cover. I mean come on people it's amazing. But I ended up absoloutley loving this book. Why did I love this book so much you may ask? Well I guess we should start with the characters. Nora was a really good character, she made some good choices, she made some wrong choices, and she was awesome. Patch, oh how I love Patch, he was the best bad boy ever and he was a total hottie. Now I guess we should go with the plot. The plot was totally different then the whole vampire and werewolve thing and I loved it. Now, I absoloutley loved the suspense that Becca Fitzpatrick kept us in through the whole book. She kept me guessing throughout the the whole thing, and if you could see what was coming then you are a much better guesser then I am because I had no idea. I can now safely say the I am now a die hard Hush, Hush fan. I am no longer team Edward I am team Patch. I don't day dream about a dreamy vampire, I day dream about a total hottie bad boy fallen angle coming to rescue me. This book was a gream first novel for Becca Fitzpatrick and the next book in the series can not come fast enough.
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Great Read
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Reader reviewed by Amber

Okay, so I've heard several mixed reviews about this book and I just want you all to know that it actually is really good. I think the people who'll like it though have to be really into dark romances and super hot bad boys (Patch), but either way, it's still amazing. The main character (Nora) is just a bit bipolar, and Patch is just a tad strange, but set that aside and you'll fall in love with them both.
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I was Hooked from the Beginning
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Reader reviewed by Ruthie

Ive avoided reading Hush, Hush since it first debuted. To me it looked like just another cheesy romance novel. When I got this book for Christmas I began reading, figuring Id finish it then donate it to my local library.
I was completely hooked from the beginning. The characters were unique and the story was dark and alluring, much like one of the main characters, Patch. Patch was sexy, brooding and seductive. He makes your heart melt and your soul go lapse. He was by far my favorite character. Nora was also very well-written. She was not without fault, but those faults added to her persona. She was human, the romance was perfect.Im extremely glad I read this book and I suggest you to pick it up also. I have the sequel, Crescendo beside me and, let me tell you, Im dying to read it. Just give this book a chance, Im glad I did.

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