Title: Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush ~ Book 1)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication Date: October 13 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Length: 391 Pages
Add it to your TBR Pile: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon US / Amazon UK
Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Awesome! Love the falling feathers and usually angel wings look fake but these look nice.
Point of View: 1st person, following Nora
My Rating: 4 Stars
I have found myself once again reading a book that seems to get very mixed reviews from my fellow book bloggers. Well, I for one really enjoyed Hush, Hush. Was it my favorite book of all time? No. Was it an enjoyable read? You betcha ya!
Some people have problems with strong, macho, controlling guys. Me? I don't take it all that seriously to be honest. Is Patch all of these things and probably a bit more? Yep! Does he make for some good reading? Yep!
Sorry, I promise you that this entire review will not be me asking you questions that I will then be answering myself. I just want to get the point across that it is okay to think the bad boy is hot. It is okay for a girl to fall for the bad boy. Even one that tells her that she looks better without make-up, because let's be honest. Most people do look better without it. Even one that enters her mind and makes her think she is going a little crazy. I mean we have all been there right? Well, maybe not so much but honestly... it is just a book. I go in hoping that I am entertained and thankfully with Hush, Hush I was.
Let us talk about Nora because I did really like her. There is an instant attraction to Patch but I wouldn't go as far to say it was instant love. She spends most of the book fighting her feelings she is having for him. Those feelings start out mostly on a physical level and I mean why wouldn't they? She may accept Patch's controlling behavior but I do also feel she is strong in her own right. She doesn't shrink away from standing up for herself that is for sure. Not all decisions were perfect but I have to say I believed and understood the majority of them. She does have a bit of a habit to scream when she is scared. Like a really loud girly scream but heck I probably would also in the same situation.
Unfortunately there was somebody that did frustrate me and that was Nora's best friend Vee. I really didn't like her very much. I found her overtly annoying and she made really bad decisions. I am so glad that she was more of the damsel in distress rather than Nora. There were several times when I just wanted to punch her in the throat to get her to shut up... maybe Nora should try that next time she just keeps twittering on and won't take the hint to stop. Hopefully I will find her less annoying as the series goes on.
Back to Patch. I like him a lot if you can't tell already. I like that he is sarcastic and funny and I found myself laughing at his snide remarks. He protects Nora even if that was not his first intentions... you can tell he cares for her and in my eyes that makes him one of the good guys!
So, with all this said I am looking forward to reading the rest in this series and I will be starting Crescendo right away.
“All this time I've hated myself for it. I thought I'd given it up for nothing. But if I hadn't fallen, I wouldn't have met you.”