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Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush

Written by Becca Fitzpatrick

Narrated by Caitlin Greer


Hush, Hush

Written by Becca Fitzpatrick

Narrated by Caitlin Greer

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4/5 (345 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Oct 13, 2009
ISBN:
9780743599634
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Description

Nora Grey is responsible and smart and not inclined to be reckless. Her first mistake was falling for Patch. Patch has made countless mistakes and has a past that could be called anything but harmless. The best thing he ever did was fall for Nora. After getting paired together in biology, all Nora wants to do is stay away from Patch, but he always seems to be two steps ahead of her. She can feel his eyes on her even when he is nowhere around. She feels him nearby even when she is alone in her bedroom. And when her attraction can be denied no longer, she learns the secret about who Patch is and what led him to her, as well as the dark path he is about to lead her down. Despite all the questions she has about his past, in the end, there may be only one question they can ask each other: How far are you willing to fall?
Released:
Oct 13, 2009
ISBN:
9780743599634
Format:
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About the author

Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies, and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale—all four of which debuted as New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado with her family. Find out more at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.

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  • (4/5)
    The first time I checked out this book from the library, it didn't go so well... I disliked most of it but I wanted to keep going to see if it picked up. I had to give it back due to time constraints.

    However, the second time was a whole different story. I don't know what changed, but I read it from where I had left it and it was so interesting now! I was engrossed in the plot (not the romance) and the supernatural elements it offers.

    The ending was great and it made me want the sequel NOW! Fortunately, it was available at the library, but that's another story. The ending is full of action and there are plot twists, which was quite fun.

    I find Nora Grey, the main character, to be quite resourceful and strong. And I love Patch, he's quite a lovely "bad" guy. He's ambiguous and that's why he's fun.

    Now, I don't believe in the romance between Nora and Patch. It's just... they're madly in love after only a year of knowing each other? I don't know, this doesn't seem right. I would have preferred it if it happened in the next books of the series. Then, it would have made sense and perhaps I could have rooted for them.

    Besides that, yes, the way the villains explain their whole history and plan is quite cheesy. Nevertheless, if one can put the negative points aside, this is a really fun story. Angels, fallen angels, Nephilim... I just love it! :)
  • (5/5)
    Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick is a fantasy book I picked up from the library and made the mistake of starting right before going to bed, and being so good, I had to stay up to finish it! The awesome cover caught my eye but the brilliant writing kept me reading. The Fallen angel, the mysteries, the attempt on Nora's life, and why was the Fallen there? The plot was extremely well played and the characters well developed. Book was great enough for me to lose sleep over, lol. It had everything I needed to keep turning the pages. Great job!
  • (3/5)
    This is another one of those books that have been on my list for quite a while. I actually borrowed it from a friend of a friend a few years ago, but I just never go down to reading it...Boy, do I regret that now....
    This book is one of those "Oh my GOD, just get together already!" books. It did have a HUGE plot twist, well, two plot twists, actually, that I honestly wasn't expecting.
    This is positively one of those "Don't put it down until you turn the last page" books, I finished it in just under six hours....who needs sleep, am I right?... and started the second one...then the third one...then the fourth one...
    My favorite thing about this book has to be....
    You can find the rest of this review (along with many more) here.
  • (4/5)
    booknook — Young Adult book reviewsBefore starting Hush, Hush, I was about 120 pages into Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and totally stuck. So when I cast Seraphina aside unfinished, I was grumpy and wanted an awesome book. Hush, Hush totally sucked me in. It took me two days to get through 120 pages of Seraphina, but only about two hours to get through the same amount of pages in Hush, Hush. Man, I was hooked!This book is intriguing. Hush, Hush is so full of mystery that it totally draws you in and has you begging for more. I wanted to find answers! I wanted to know the truth! What the heck was going on??Okay, Vee isn't the main character; she's actually Nora's best friend. But I'm going to start with her because she is awesome! I'll admit she did start annoying me in the second half of the book, but in the first half she is absolutely hilarious! She's a little crazy, and some might say she's a little too carefree, but I adored her! I wish I had a best friend like her! But then in the second half I feel like she became a little clueless and seemed to have very little common sense.Nora was a good character too, but in hindsight, there wasn't much about her that drew me in. I didn't think about this at all when I was reading, but looking back, she doesn't stand out that much. She is really curious though and I love her determination to get to the bottom of things. I feel like I totally wouldn't be like that. If there was a weird guy in my biology class I'd just write him off as being a weirdo. I wouldn't be determined to find out more and convinced that there was something paranormal about him!The one thing I didn't like in this book was the romance. I didn't hate it, but I just didn't resonate with it. I felt like it came out of nowhere. I mean, Patch and Nora barely know each other. They never talk. Patch seems to magically know facts about Nora and her life, but she knows nothing about him and they only hung out socially once. Then suddenly he's all like, "I care about you more than anything," and throwing out all sorts of similar phrases that basically equate to "I love you more than my own life." I was just like, "woah, slow down, where did that come from?" I mean other than the sexual tension (which I'd consider lust rather than actual romance/love), I felt like there was very little there. Most of the book is about Nora trying to figure out Patch by interrogating other people about him. They only actually sit down and chat with each other two or three times.Another thing that caused me to not get sold on the romance was Patch himself. I had a hard time believing in his feelings for Nora when we learned that he'd been in love twice before. I mean, I know it's possible to love more than one person in your life, but seeing it in writing (especially when combined with the almost-insta-love described above) kind of cheapened it for me. I couldn't help but think: how are your feelings for Nora so special when there have already been two other women in your life that you fell head over heels in love with?I thought that the fallen angel story was absolutely awesome. In fact, I was a little bummed that we didn't get more of it (maybe in later books?). I was dying to learn more about the angels' history, their rules, their hierarchy, and so on.The main thing that Hush, Hush has going for it is that it's a quick read — not in length, but in the way it hooked me in. I was interested! I wanted to know what happened next so I read and read and read, with very few breaks! If it weren't for the fast moving, totally enticing plot, I probably would have given this book three stars because of all my little annoyances. But most of those things I didn't even think about until afterwards when I was reflecting on the book. In the moment, I was just focused on how addicted I was to reading the book and figuring out what would happen next.I definitely think there's a cool story here and I'll be picking up the second book! Reading Hush, Hush was also kind of a test because Becca Fitzpatrick will be in London in November and I decided that if I liked Hush, Hush I'd attend her book signing! So it looks like I'll probably be going!
  • (4/5)
    I don't often read YA fiction but since browsing multiple book blogs I have noticed that this is a huge trend. Many blogs are based on YA and I thought I better find out what the fuss is all about. I have to say this book lived up to its hype. I couldn't put this book down and immediately ordered the second book in the series Crescendo as soon as I was done this book. I really liked Fitzpatrick's writing style. The book cover pretty much gives away the secret that Patch is some sort of fallen angel but I think Fitzpatrick did a good job of keeping he suspense and mystery around Patch's character. At times Nora drove me a bit bonkers; I just found myself yelling at her in certain situations. That being said, I do remember what it is like to be 16 years old and thinking you are on top of the world and invincible. You are definitely attracted to the unknown and mysterious and while in your brain you know you shouldn't pursue something you find yourself ignoring it anyhow. At this is how I was at the age of 16. I am curious to see how Fitzpatrick tops her first book. Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
  • (4/5)
    I suck at reviews because I don’t think too critically about books, so I am just going to say a few things about why I gave this book 4 stars. (It’d be more like 3.5 if that were an option).I was totally enthralled in the story and I was compelled to keep reading despite my being very sleepy. The mystery and suspense was laid on thicker than I’d expected, in a good way. I’m usually very quick to figure out stories and usually by the climax I’m just tying up loose ends, but on this one, I had to go along for the ride. Like with most stories, there are some things that could’ve been done better, but it wasn’t “confusing” to me at all. In fact, the various plot points worked very well for me, and I think the author did a good job everything together.I thought that the characters were believable and that they were written smartly. I am a firm believer that all fictional characters fit some stereotype, so there will always be a person who says they were “stereotypical.” But with that being said, I didn’t think any of them were over the top, even Vee who was bordering on excessive. Nora was a good narrator and I was able to follow along with her very well. I’ve read other reviews that mentioned her being ‘unrealistic’ but I remind myself that she’s in an impossible [see: unrealistic] situation. Patch is my favorite character, he is genuinely mysterious and I found him both appealing and repulsive… which is a lot better than mundane.I was more than moderately surprised at how good the writing was, because I am a little too used to authors trying too hard to sound like teenagers that I’m insulted at how stupid they must think they/we are. I couldn’t put the book down and I was pleased with the ending.
  • (4/5)
    Okay so I like a book that's esentially Twilight with fallen angels, sue me. This book may have the same plot, (kind of) but it's better written and the main female character has a personality. And Patch is awesome. And not in that creepy I-Stalk-You-And-Watch-You-Sleep kind of way, more in a Dark-He-Will-End-Your-Life-Maybe kind of way.
  • (2/5)
    Very good! A little confusing though... <3
  • (3/5)
    Nora is a good girl and meets the new, bad guy, Patch. Patch is mysterious and dangerous and appears to be her "guardian" angel. Enter the bad guy, Elliot. The new transfer student who may have been involved in a murder at his previous school. Of course, we can't forget Nora's sarcastic best friend Vee who is all about guys and sex.I found this story similar to the Twilight series minus the vamps and adding fallen angels. Similarities are: Nora and Bella are dull and just plain helpless and Patch and Edward are those mysterious bad boys that love to be in control. I am not a big fan of Twilight, but I like the premise of fallen angels in Hush, Hush and I hoped this book could have been better. The front cover is fabulous, but the content within the covers is not motivating me to go out and get the sequel.
  • (5/5)
    It is about a young girl and an angel who are assigned to be lab partners. She can't understand why he knows so much about her thoughts and begins to question if he is safe or dangerous. Wrapped in the war between the fallen she finds herself having to choose... Will her choice be good or cost her her life? The whole series is great and the romance involved is addicting
  • (1/5)
    Some people will like this if they are into stalker-ish kind of love or the paranormal mystery. It was mysterious, yes, but I did not get the feel of liking it.

    Nora thought she was normal until her life was in the brink of death. Some supernatural beings somewhat possesses her and forging her reality. And these supernatural feelings tend to stalk her because they wanted something from her either love or hate. They were angels (fallen or partly angels). Patch was the fallen angel who tried to sacrifice her to have a human body but fell in love with her.

    Nora was full of: Patch looks dangerous but alluring, wanted to run but can not move her body (Run ad infinitum), and Patch have that mysterious thing that draws her into him even though he looks frightening. Frightening? How would you be allured if a guy looks frightening? If a guy looks frightening, I bet he looks like a zombie, a ghost or an anaconda or something. jk.

    On the other hand, her friend Vee was so desperate with boys. I really hate her character, so annoying. A friend should support her friend and not force her to date guys just because, well, good looking. It was always her fault why Nora's always in trouble. And her attitude of very excited to discuss sex was a little disturbing. I mean, could you be more indiscreet? And speaking of that lesson, their biology teacher was teaching them attraction and stuff that will lead to sex, wasn't it a little off? Biology is study of life and not how to make...you got the picture. (but no worries, it does not contain PG stuff)

    But there's humor in it, I find some retorts good. I like the last 1/3 of it.
  • (2/5)
    I actually thought this book was pretty bad but for some reason I read it all the way to the end. It was a VERY easy read. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone....EVER.
  • (3/5)
    Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl is unwittingly attracted to bad boy, Patch, her biology deskmate. It turns out Patch is a fallen angel roaming earth and looking for a way to become human. Nora finds herself at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim (half angel, half human). Patch's behaviour is a bit creepy and Nora just seems to exhibit stupid behaviour. An interesting concept, but I felt it could have been done much better.
  • (4/5)
    Spoilers!!!!! Read at your own risk






    It’s a very good book Nora is the good one while patch not so much patch is the ‘bad boy’ but he is also Nora’s guardian angel
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator did an awesome job.
  • (5/5)
    I did absolutely freaking Looooveeee it, great story line !!!
  • (3/5)
    Hush, Hush was a quick easy read. Part of it were pretty creepy but overall I really enjoyed the story. I thought the sexual tension between Patch and Nora was intense. I also wanted their relationship to be more developed and, although that didn't really happen in this book, it looks like it will in the following books. Hush, Hush was kind of a build up as to whether or not Nora could trust Patch or if Patch was the bad guy. Interesting answer to that question but I can't say more or I'd spoil the book. Oh, and the cover is awesome.
  • (3/5)
    Originally published on my blog, My Urban FantasiesI do not even know where to begin with this review. There are many aspects of this book that I did and did not like. I think I'll take the Clint Eastwood approach, start with the good, the bad then the ugly.Nora Grey is a somewhat typical academic teenage girl. Her mother is constantly out of town because of her job and Nora's father was murdered, other than that completely average. Nora's life significantly changes one day in Biology class. Nora usually sits with her best friend Vee Sky, but the teacher forces everyone to change lab partners. Nora's new partner is Patch Cipriano, the epitome of bad boy, danger wrapped in sexy. Nora is attracted to Patch but there's something dangerous about him that she does not trust. Strange things start happening soon after Nora meets Patch. Nora feels like she's being stalked and thinks Patch might be involved. Nora's suspicions widen as new characters are introduced. The GoodI absolutely loved the paranormal part of Hush, Hush. It was an amazing concept that revolved around angels, fallen angels and nephilim. Unfortunately, other than the prologue it did not really come up till the end of the book. Frankly it was the saving grace of Hush, Hush. During the novel you're never sure exactly which character is involved in this whole stalker thing, so the end was intriguing and exciting as what part everyone played in the story is revealed.The BadWhile some parts of this book were slow my biggest complaint is with the characters. Not only did they lack depth but there was no consistency. There was only one exception and that was Patch. Patch starts out as the bad boy you love to hate. He's cocky and has this bizarre stalker quality. Eventually you learn why Patch behaves the way he does and then he slowly morphs into the bad boy that you cannot help fall in love with. Nora is the smart academic type who embraces her independence. Nora may be book smart but in no way is she street smart. Nora is the perfect embodiment of all the girls who die first in slasher movies. You know the ones I'm talking about. They run up the stairs even though they're standing by the front door or they just stand there screaming as the killer slowly walks up to them and stabs them to death. Nora basically has target tattooed across her forehead. Nora constantly allows people to manipulate her into dangerous situations, or at the very least ones she's uncomfortable with. Now to the most annoying character in the entire book, Vee. Vee is the worst best friend ever! Vee appears to be the perfect BFF until there is a guy involved. It's like her brain short circuits and she becomes egotistical and possibly insane. Who calls in a bomb threat so they can look at a guy's student file? I think Vee's defining moment is when she wants Nora to go camping with very guy that physically threatens Nora. Her excuse "But he was drunk, right?" Like that matters! The UglyThere were parts of Hush, Hush that were just disturbing, mainly the Biology classes. Nora and her class are studying sex ed. I understand what the author was trying to go for, showing that different species share similar traits, at least on some level, when looking for a mate. I'm sure Fitzpatrick was trying to keep everything scientific sounding but it came across a little creepy. The disturbing part was the teacher, Coach McConaughy. The way it was written Coach just sounded perverted, way too into what teenagers are looking for in a mate. Those scenes left you felling uncomfortable and were more unpleasant than useful.The VerdictWhile Hush, Hush did have its flaws all in all it was a good book. There were redeemable qualities that I enjoyed reading. Will I read the next book in the series? Probably, I enjoyed the concept and have hope that the next book will be better. Simply you're either going to like Hush, Hush or you're going to hate it. It's an easy read so "you've got to ask yourself one question 'Do I feel lucky?' well, do ya punk?"
  • (4/5)
    Original review from Little Book OwlHush, Hush is a humorous and mysterious read. I really loved these two aspects of the story the most, and Becca Fitzpatrick managed to make the two work well together.Out of the cast of characters, I wouldn't say that Nora was my favourite to be completely honest. I found Nora to be a bit contradictory and unable to make up her mind, which could get a bit annoying. Patch, the love interest is so mysterious and dark and probably my favourite character. His bad-boy personality is irresistible - both for Nora and the reader, which is another plus. His conversations with Nora bring light to his cheekiness, as he teases and flirts with her.Vee, Nora's best friend, was definitely a lovable character for me - at least at the beginning. She comes out giggle-worthy one-liners whenever she pops up in the story, and it really brought her character to life. I found myself getting stares on the plane from my brother and a couple of strangers, for giggling to myself over a funny comeback of hers. However, as the story progressed, Vee became pretty reckless and selfish. She would party, and hang out with Elliott and Jules and rely on Nora to come to her rescue if things got out of hand, putting her in dangerous situations more than once.Another great point for the story, is that I found Patch and Nora's relationship is believable and realistic. They would argue and contradict one another at every chance towards the beginning - showing Nora's initial dislike, but also hints towards some flirtation.I borrowed Hush, Hush from a friend who did not enjoy reading it. I can say that I did enjoy Hush, Hush, the story was interesting and unique in comparison to other fallen angel stories. The characters weren't perfect, but they had substance. I will be looking forward to reading the sequel, Crescendo
  • (2/5)
    I've been mulling over my review for Becca Fitzpatrick's debut, the paranormal thrillermance Hush, Hush for about a week now. It's difficult to talk about a book as controversial as this one without at least touching on the politics. But there's little I can say about the politics that hasn't already been said before, and probably better.Yes, Nora, our heroine, is little more than the traditional victim/cheerleader in a slasher movie. She's both bubble-headed and paranoid, and she alternately cowers and stumbles through our ramshackle plot--a story about how, after she gets a new lab partner in bio (yes, this is a new YA cliche that's already becoming old hat), her life is repeatedly threatened by not only her hot, but creepy, partner Patch but also a bevy of other parties in her small Maine town. And though, yes, Nora has plenty of justification for resisting Patch--he's condescending and smarmy, he threatens her repeatedly, he doesn't even seem to like her most of the time--it does indeed seem like Nora resists Patch only so that she can later relent to him, illustrating once again (ick) how when a teenage girl says no, she really means yes.The truth is, though, that after about a hundred pages of this sort of thing, I fear I started to become immune to it. Because, while my jaw literally dropped during an early scene where Nora is sexually harassed during her biology class by both her classmates and teacher, and while a few flies probably swarmed in after Nora goes to her teacher and protests, but is rebuffed, by the novel's middle I just didn't care any more what happened to Nora, good or bad. I was really just that bored.Hush, Hush's biggest problem, I would say, isn't in its quaintly outdated abhorrent sexual politics but rather in its pacing. There's a vague cloud of "suspense" that hangs over the novel's first two thirds, and Nora is, apparently, endangered by almost every one she encounters. But nothing happens--really, nothing. For two hundred and fifty pages--and though the reader is clued in to Patch's supernatural origins through the cover and the prologue and the blurb, there's really no logical connection between the nebulous dangers she faces and Patch's identity as an angel. This means that the revelations about the book's angelic mythology fall into place with as much grace as a sack of wet laundry. Nora sees scars on Patch's back, thinks "angel!", investigates fallen angels on teh Google (and if you've read my reviews, you know how much I hate internet research scenes; writers, knowing that kids google shit does not equal being hip to the technology of young people), and decides that Patch must be an angel. This requires some logical leaps that would never work this neatly in real life.And then we get about fifty pages of really muddled angel mythology. It's incredibly convoluted and all wedged into such a small space that there's no time for the reader to digest the "rules" of angeldom. I'll put it this way: I have a terminal graduate degree, and I won't pretend for a second that I understood what was happening at the end of this book.The worst bit of this, for me, was the revelation that our anti-hero Patch couldn't feel anything, in a tactile sense. Because I'll say this for Hush, Hush: for all that I thought Patch and Nora's relationship was fucked up, I believed their sexual chemistry. Now I know that quite a few objections to this book have centered upon the adage that sex does not equal love, and that young adult writers shouldn't imply that it does. And I sort of agree with this, but I think it's an attitude that's not entirely tied to reality. Because sex--for teens and adults--very much makes up the foundation of most romantic relationships. And it can certainly draw people together who would--or should--otherwise despise one another. So I bought that Patch lusted after Nora, and vice versa, even if it wasn't necessarily a good match. But when Patch tells us that his feelings for Nora are chaste and entirely pure and all about love, my belief in the relationship flew right out the window. What do they have, if not sex? Not even biology class--because their sexual attraction to one another was all that was ever discussed there.Anyway, I really consider all of this a shame because, despite the above, Becca Fitzpatrick's stylistics are fairly solid. Her writing is readable, even if occasionally silly, even if the content is sometimes squicky. And she does setting extremely well. This foggy little Maine town is the perfect place for a thriller like this . . . if only it was a bit more, well, thrilling.
  • (5/5)
    For some reason, I had some serious skepticism about reading Hush, Hush. I finally convinced myself to give it a go, and I’m so glad I did! I have no idea where that skepticism came from, but it’s definitely gone now! Hush, Hush, is a fun, action-packed story that is written in such a way that you can’t stop wanting more. From the hilarious exchanges between Nora and Vee to the suspense of Patch’s true identity, Hush, Hush is a non-stop roller coaster ride that you will not want to disembark.One thing I really enjoyed was the relationship between Nora and Patch. Though Patch is portrayed as your typical “bad-boy” character, he does more than just sit around and smolder mysteriously. I loved reading his flirtatious conversations with Nora, and the way he pursued her wasn’t too creepy (it was kind of sweet, actually). Nora herself wasn’t too terribly interesting of a character, but when she was paired up with Patch or Vee, her snarky side came out, and I really liked that about her. (Also, she has some serious guts, which is great in a female protag)Hush, Hush was jam-packed with all kinds of things going on, but Becca Fitzpatrick still somehow pulled everything together smoothly at the end. All the bits and bobs added up, and there was a solid conclusion. I finished reading the book feeling satisfied. But still, the sequel, Crescendo, is sitting on my shelf right now, begging to be read. I’m excited to see what will happen with Nora and Patch now that all the mysteries have been solved! (Originally posted to 365 Days of Reading)
  • (1/5)
    why would some choose to write a book like twilight is beyond me. one sec the girl hates the guy and the next his eerie persona has her all hormonal. wow just. why am i even giving it one star?
  • (2/5)
    I read reviews of this book here on Goodreads, and as I'm a sucker for trashy YA paranormal romance, I thought I'd give it a try - and the next day, found it in a charity shop for 80p.
    My first thought when looking at this book was Twilight - the cover, the font, the plot. Little list of similarities:
    - Nora and Patch meet in Biology class
    - he wants to kill her AND seduce her
    - she finds him dangerous, yet attractive
    - Patch has to 'rescue' her from a trip to the nearest big town/city where she cleverly went off by herself
    And there are a lot of other similarities, but also some differences.
    For one, Nora isn't as annoying a character. She's not a Mary Sue, but it almost feels like the author was trying too hard to make her 'quirky' - writes poetry in secret, plays the cello, only listens to baroque music. She is however, plain stupid. And is apparently applying to Stanford, Harvard and Yale. And then of course there's the token annoying best friend, who is a 'typical' teenage girl (although I don't actually know many teenagers who act like these typical teenage girls...).
    Patch was a seriously disturbing character. If you thought Edward Cullen was twisted, wait until you meet this guy. He is manipulative, abusive and just plain nasty. I'm not sure what it is with these paranormal romances, but when did treating someone like that equate to caring for them? There's looking out for someone, and then there's... that.
    Then there was the situation in Biology class near the beginning, where Nora's teacher essentially puts her on the spot and asks very personal, humiliating questions, and Patch plays along. I'm not sure what teacher would ever think that sort of thing was okay, but I'm sure if they actually did it, it would result in their dismissal.
    Overall, no the book was not original. It's a very overused format, but instead of vampires or whatever we have fallen angels. Cookie cutter characters, very simple writing - yet honestly, I just kept reading. I'm not sure if it was because it was simple and therefore a quick read, because I just wanted to get it over and done with, or because I actually enjoyed it despite all the wrong moral messages it sends out, but I finished this book in just a couple of hours.

    EDIT: A couple of mistakes I noticed. There is one point where Nora is in Patch's Jeep, and decides to look through his glove compartment for more information on him. She mentions how even just his cell phone number would be good enough - but she already has it. He wrote it on her hand on the first day.
    When Jules' parents are described as being away, due to their jobs in the diamond industry, and that they go to Africa and Australia a lot, Nora queries why they would go to Australia since it's not big in the diamond industry. Do you know what country is pretty big in the diamond industry? Here's a few clues: kangaroos, Ayers Rock, kookaburras, the Sydney Opera House, koalas - yes! It's Australia!
    Also posted on my blog, Rinn Reads.
  • (3/5)
    The book is no doubt good.The mystery,tension,excitement everything is quite good.I like it.I would have liked it a bit more if the connection between Nora and Patch was stronger.Throughout the book Patch constantly teased and harassed Nora and never showed any affection for her.
    That was not the problem.The problem began when suddenly Patch was ready to give his life and everything else for Nora.I never felt that kind of love between them.I just wished the author built up their chemistry and passion for each other a bit more.Then it would have been perfect.
  • (4/5)
    I will definitely be reading the second one.
  • (1/5)
    Lately I think I've been overdosing on the young adult reads because I'm finding way too many similarities between these books.

    Anyway, Hush, Hush wasn't great. The only thing I enjoyed was Patch's embarrassing public comments about Nora and his way of antagonising her although it could also be classed as bullying. I don't think I'll be reading the sequel.
  • (4/5)
    Mysterious appearances and disappearances. Angels vs. demons. True vs. what appears to be true. All this and more await readers in the first vol. of the "Hush, Hush" series. Once started, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Neither will you.
  • (4/5)
    Hush Hush is a love story of sorts and a pretty quick read. The time frame for the story is set in modern day. The story is about a highschooler named Nora. The story starts when her seating arangement in her biology class was changed. Thats when Patch comes along. Patch was Nora's new biology partner and that didn't go so well for Nora. Moving on, Nora saw that every where she was, Patch was there too. Nora s also being chased around by a myserious man in a ski mask. Nora begins to suspect that Patch was the man in a ski mask but in the end find herself being saved from the man in the ski mask by Patch. Twoards the end of the book Nora begins to fall in love with Patch. Falling in love with Patch gets Nora in trouble with people she doesn't event know. Nora's house gets set on fire, she is forced to play a dangerous game of hide and seek or else her friend will get killed, ect. in the end every thing is resoved asnd nora and Patch start their love relationship officcieally. i Would suggenst this book to people that like drama, romance and action.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! The characters were great and the interaction, even though PG-13, was still pretty steamy!
  • (4/5)
    -Right after reading the book:
    That was VERY frustrating.
    I liked Nora from the begining and empathized with her trough the entire book, partly because we are a bit alike, but mostly because of authors "feelable" writing. The only thing stopping me from being as confused by Patch as Nora was, although i was pretty confused, ***SPOILER ALERT(maybe)*** was the fact that i knew that they would end up together, maybe beacuse of it being a book or maybe because it just felt right to me. That is not something i understand so i could explain it. A big plus is that i felt and understood Nora`s every single emotion, including those amazing kisses and almost-kisses (THANK YOU BECCA FITZPATRICK!!), and i litteraly fell in love in Patch, and currently i'm not sure if i am going to be able to continue with my life normally. If that's the case, i'll at least have more books with Patch in them. Well, for now.
    Some time after finishing the book:
    A little bit more calmed now, i can see now that author played on us with Patch, filling us with desire, and emphasizing it frequently. She put in Patch him passion, mystery, danger, goodlooks, made him life-threatening and-voila-every teen girl's desire. I fell for him such as the most, partly because it was hard to resist, but mostly because i decided not to be that sceptical an judgemental to look for every detail that will make me hate the book, but instead love it for it's beauty and exitement. I could easily decide that Patch is an abusive, arrogant jerk or something like that and end up hating the book and Nora's stupidity, but i decided to actually enjoy it, bacause it's a book and that's what it was meant for. So i liked Nora, and sympathized with her, and i liked Patch, and fell in love with him, because i wanted some danger with angels and magic and relaxation brougth by satisfying daily hunger for adrenalin and nerve-wracking. Left me satisfied and without any obligation to hatred, but with improved empathy.