Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy 

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” (Source:

Ever since Twilight I have enjoyed reading YA/fantasy books that don’t necessarily have vampires or werewolves as main characters.  When I found out about the Hush Hush series, all of the books were already out and I could happily read them at my own pace without having to wait for them to get published. I read the whole series (four books) in three days and a half, simply because I couldn’t put the books away. I know that some people might not have enjoy them –yada yada, teenagers, powers – but I love me some supernatural, fantasy world. If I can’t live in one, why not read about one?

Nora Grey is the protagonist of the story, and she is a sophomore in high school, Coldwater, Maine. She was a normal teenager, who had a best friend, Vee. Nora had a couple of family problems, her dad was killed when she was six years old and her mother was always working. So, she was alone almost all the time.  One day in her biology class, she meets Patch Cipriano with whom she is forced to do a project. Right from the start the reader knows that Patch is trouble. He is the cocky, egocentric type of boy who gives more than enough attention to Nora. At first, she finds him unappealing and disturbing (and a bit hot) but she is forced to get closer to him in order to finish the project. Throughout the book you see Nora who is afraid of Patch and doesn’t know what to think of him. She slowly realizes he is not even close of being “normal” but this gets her even more drawn to him. Nora gets in all kinds of troubles and fights, but Patch was always there to take care of her.
I don’t want to give any spoilers so this is all I can say about the story itself.

I loved the characters, even though Nora seemed a bit immature at times. She was warned to stay away from Patch, but since she was a curious teenagers, she had better things to do than listen to her friends.

Patch is a very interesting character as well – and HOT as hell. His personality is constantly showing in the book and makes you want to read more and more. I love reading books where the guys are, well, guys! I don’t want to hear stories where he was writing in the sky how much he loved her, I want books where guys are masculine and strong. And Patch is all that! Of course he has his soft moments, but I love me some Patch session where he mocks Nora (especially at the beginning of the book)

Vee, Nora’s best friend, is one of my favorite characters throughout the series. She is seriously the funniest thing ever and I have to thank Becca for creating her. I found myself laughing out loud more than I can remember.  She is also immature at times, but funny as hell. The things Vee does and says, will make you crack!

Even though there are numerous characters in the book, they all have their important part but I will not go over all of them. You need to read the book in order to find out more. I recommend this series to everyone who loves YA, fantasy, and romance novels. I give this book an A because it kept me hooked, it made me laugh and more importantly kept me coming for more.

You can buy it as a hard copy or get it on your E-reader.

Happy reading!

xoxo, Diana

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