Genre – YA, angels, romance
Published by Simon and Schuster (Oct 2009)
Falling in love was never so easy… or so deadly.
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. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and 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 Nora is right in the middle ofan ancient battle between the immortal and those that havefallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Girl meets a dangerous boy and a series of scary and other worldly events follow. The heroine gets sucked into the ongoing war between the forces of good and evil and that’s just to top up all her “normal” teenage problems.
There are no vampires in the Hush Hush universe, although I can see them easily fitting in. The story evolves round the Fallen (angels whose wings were stripped away) and Nephilim (decedents of the Fallen and mortal women). Of course these super beings posses all the lures that are typically attributed to urban fantasy heroes. They are dark, mysterious and beautiful and have a hidden agenda when it comes to the clueless heroine.
This time the heroine’s name is Nora and she is a geeky bookworm with no interest in boys or the finer points of high school social life. She is also horribly cautious and dependable which makes it bit hard to sympathize with some of her decisions. All in all she is a perfect target for the bad boy Patch. On to Patch, excuse me for fangirling here but he’s just perfect in all levels. That’s all I’m saying. (wink wink*)
It is an awesome story all points considered. It is fast paced & when it finally reached its peek, full of unexpected events and till the last few pages the main mystery remains unresolved. On the down side there is not enough humor to make the initial description of normal teenage life bearable and the heroes use some strange language that has more to do with gothic novels than high school nowadays. Not a “Twilight” like break through in the teenage literature, but not a total waste of time either.
Very readable but quite typical of the paranormal romance YA genre. I would still suggest giving this a read because it certainly kept me entertained from beginning to end, which really is the most important aspect of any book. Becca Fitzpatrick has done exactly what I want in a good story. She’s wrapped up all the loose ends and still managed to leave me wanting more. To be honest this has been the first time in a longest while that I’ve been obsessed with a paranormal romance genre. Aren’t we all sick and tired of vampires already?
And yes, finally after the long wait. This book is on its way to the big screen! Yes, you heard that right. The Hush Hush Series will be turned into a movie!
Coffee Rating: 4 cups out of 5!