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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

ratings:
4/5 (464 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:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

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.