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Hush, Hush ~ Becca Fitzpatrick

February 11, 2011

Genre: YA/Paranormal Teen Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
400 pages
ISBN: 9781416989417
Source: Book store

There isn’t a high school threat much worse than getting permanently removed from your lab bench, previously shared with your best friend. It would be worse, of course, if you were stuck with the head cheerleader, school geek or the weird kid that smells a little bit. The worst, though, would be getting paired with that silent, broody kid in the back who screams “I have a very thick criminal record file” all over his face and body.

Meet Nora Grey. She’s a straight A student and loves biology. OK, well, she used to love biology, until this week. She just got moved next to Patch, who, she is pretty sure, has unmentionable extracurricular
activities like ripping heads off of small animals and moshing on the weekends.

There’s also a little bit of a problem hanging around outside Nora’s window, a shadow following her around town. The other problem is that this thing hanging around, may or may not resemble her new biology partner. Strange events start unfolding around town, centered around those close to Nora, when they’re not specifically targeted toward Nora, herself.

When things heat up and her comfort zone threatens to break down, Nora bolts from the eye of the storm but finds herself mysteriously, dangerously pulled back to the center of the chaos, right where Patch seems to be eternally rooted.

This is another one of those books that gets hard to review as it deals with paranormal or celestial beings. The problem I have, not with the story, but in reviewing the reasonably unrealistic, is that in discussing the mystery and eventual disclosure of the metaphysical or superphysical secrets within, the story unravels for those who haven’t read the book.

Without rambling on too much about the story’s underbelly, I can say that I finished the book, this morning, and I have Crescendo sitting on my lap, waiting to be ripped into, as I’m typing this. It took me about a day and a half to swallow this whole and I enjoyed every second of its superficial goodness. Though it’s not a heavy book, it’s a fun one, using angels as opposed to monsters and even sometimes angels as monsters, prying the paranormal teen romance du jour away from blood sucking, fur coated things.

Onward to book two!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2011 12:27 am

    On the one hand, I found plenty to make fun of, but heck, I ripped through it too, what can I say? :–)

    • February 12, 2011 9:36 am

      Oh yeah it’s a totally silly little book but I finished it SO fast! It’s an interesting concept though they never get too deep. I’m about to pick up the second one so I’ll see if it gets better or worse. ;0)

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