Review : Hush Hush

By Becca Fitzpatrick. #1 of Hush Hush Saga. Grade B.Hush,hush

The Blurb :

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.

The Story :

It is a typically dark story with forbidden romance. The story is about fallen angels, Nephilim and humans. Patch is a fallen angel who wishes to kill a girl name Nora Grey, who is a mortal, because of which he will become a complete mortal. He becomes her lab partner at school, trying to get a chance to kill her, but instead, he falls for her. But there are others who wish to kill her too and they are not so soft. So Patch has to protect Nora from whoever or whatever is targeting her.

What I liked / disliked :

To be honest, most of the book felt like I had already read it. That’s because even though it is a story of a fallen angel it was very much similar to the Twilight saga. Edward and Bella first meet as biology lab partners. Similarly, Patch and Nora meet in biology lab.
Edward initially wanted to kill Bella and then falls for her,  Patch also does the same. So I spent quite some time comparing the two books mentally while reading.
Also, even though the whole story of fallen angels and Nephilim was new to me, the story line wasn’t : a hot, new student in school, the protagonist falls for him, but there is an air of mystery around him and he is dangerous.  Nothing new here. I may have loved it if it was the first of its kind that I had read.

Recommendations :

Since, as a book it is well written, it is a good book for readers who are looking for a dark type book.

4 Comments

  1. I think it’s a shame that it didn’t try something a bit different and have another kind of story line. It really had the potential to reach out in other directions. I guess that is a dilemma of writing something that is unique and a very interesting story, or writing what people want.

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    • Given the fact that there is a lot of people writing on similar things, I think an author should try for something unique and people will like it for the difference!

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  2. I so understand where you’re coming from, Bhairavee. I want to say I read this at least five years ago during when I really enjoyed series like Twilight, and I found this so similar to that series but still ended up enjoying it anyway. I think I read Crescendo but I still need to finish this series. Nice review!

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    • thanks! I dunno if I want to read the next book. i might give it a try.

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