Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Genre: Paranormal
Number of Pages (ebook): 260
For ages 13+

"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...until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decided whether to fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far 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 side, the wrong choice will cost her life." -Goodreads

Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick has been a pretty popular book. There were also lots of different feelings on this book. Some people absolutely LOVED it, some thought, "meh...", and other's completely and utterly hated it. I just finished it and I still am not exactly sure what to think. When this book first came out I was going to read it, but from some of the people I knew I heard some bad things. This was before I was a book reviewer, and I decided that if other people didn't like it then I wouldn't like it.But now I AM a book reviewer, so I decided to give it a try.

When I first read the description of the book I though it sounded, A LOT like the description for FALLEN, which I absolutely adore. Fallen angel falls in love with a human, been there, read that. But when I started reading I realized this book was nothing like FALLEN.

I have to say that at the beginning of the book I loved Nora. She was hilarious and had a sarcastic side to her, and if you have been reading for a while you would know that I'm quite sarcastic myself. (A quality I get quite well from my mother.) Then when I started getting into the book and she started to get more attached to Patch, she kind of lost some of her voice. She faded away with the other YA characters. That started to worry me. Thankfully, by the end she started to come back to her old character self, but not completely.

Vee, Nora's best friend, was I think the best character (next to Nora) in this whole entire book. She never lost her voice. She was always her cocky self! She was quite fun to read. Definitely one of my favorite of the main character's best friends.

Patch, hm.. I still can't put my finger on this guy. I don't think I'll be putting him on my "swoon worthy boy characters" list just because for me to be "swoon worthy" you have to actually be nice to the girl. It's not just about the good looks people!

This book, in a way, frustrated me. I could not see why Nora was attached to Patch. It aggravated me that she couldn't just STAY AWAY from the guy. I mean if you're scared and uncomfortable to be with this guy then DON'T GO NEAR HIM! It just annoyed me how when this guy is holding up and examining a knife to make you uncomfortable, you still want to be near him. (Don't worry that didn't give away anything, promise!)

Even though this book did frustrate me, I couldn't put it down. I started on Thursday night and I finished Friday late afternoon/ early evening, with things in between, of course.

I honestly have no idea what I think about this book. Which makes me feel really weird. I finish the book and I'm just put in this awkward state. I don't know if I should throw my arms up and go, "THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!", or throw my mom's iPad across the room in disgust. (Which of course I would never do.. that would NOT be good.)

I can tell you one thing for sure, don't read this book before bed. It has this eerie mood to it that just makes you uncomfortable when you go to bed. At least it did for me... but you never know.. I'm just weird like that.

I will most likely be reading the next book just to see if I can get myself out of this "awkward state." So.. for now I give this book 3 out of 5 diva crowns, and will be left in my "awkward state."



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3 comments:

Katie McCabe said...

How strange to not know how you feel about a book after reading it. And weird to be frustrated by it, but not able to stop reading it. Maybe they put some sort of spell on the book so you couldn't stop reading. ;)

Good honest review though.

Katie

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the review. I didn't love this either. Looking forward to your next review.

Jewelz said...

Thanks! :)