Saturday, February 27, 2010

Review of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I may be the last person to have read this, but I just finished it and I must spread the word. For fans of young adult paranormal romances, this MUST be read... and soon. Thank you Kim Franklin for forcing Hush, Hush on me. (Kim will be interviewing Fitzpatrick soon, so keep an eye out!)

Just look at that delicious cover.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Description from Goodreads:

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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora 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 her life.

My Thoughts:

If the story alone doesn't suck you in, ladies, Patch will. He's H-O-T, he's bad, he's mysterious... and it's gooood.
It's definitely a page turner. Often at night (I do most of my reading in bed), I'd have to force myself to turn off the light and go to sleep. It's that interesting. You don't know who Nora should trust, who's good, who's bad, what's real?
The writing is different... fresh. I love the way Fitzpatrick words things. You can feel exactly what Nora is feeling, and see what she sees. Your own heart races when she's near Patch, and you become just as confused about him as she is.
It's hard to know exactly what to say without spoiling anything. It's the mystery, the style, the voice, the Patch that keeps you reading.
I look forward to reading more from Fitzpatrick.

I didn't cry. (But it was touching...)

5/5 - Amazing


  1. I really want to read this book, I have 4 that I need to finish first but that I'll put next on my list so you most certainly not the last to read it!! Glad you enjoyed it though!

  2. I LOVE HUSH, HUSH AND PATCH! So much! I'm so glad I forced it on you. LOL. Now I just need to start working on Kristi! ; )

    Great review! I think you got the most important parts down.... Patch. 'Nuff said.

    But I love Becca's writing style too. I wish I could write like that. : )

    Now we just have to wait for Crescendo... sigh.

  3. I loved it too. Becca Fitzpatrick is on tour for this book signing, I met her and she is a sweetheart in real life. If you get a chance to go to her book signing you should. I reviewed this book on my blog (and blogged later about her book signing) I titled my post, "Every woman needs a Patch." Because he is just all kinds of badness rolled up into a fever of hotness. *fans self*

    Great Review!

  4. that bookcover really is breathtaking!!!! You know, that I work in the publishing industry, but I don't know whether you knew that my favourite things are bookcovers and blurbs.

  5. I'm happy to hear your good review. I'm new to reading YA and am always looking for good ones to read!

  6. I'm glad you liked it. I definitely thought it was a page-turner, also. :)

  7. Oooh yes I love this book! I just read it for the second time a few weeks ago. Good, good, good!

  8. Girl With One Eye - Becca was here in Houston already, but I didn't hear about it until after. :(

    Nice to see other lovers of this great book! Hopefully Crescendo, the sequel, will be out soon!! I wonder if that cover can rival this one......

  9. I keep seeing such great reviews for this book, I think I might have to crack and pick up a copy. Sounds like Patch will make it worth a read ;)

  10. Dana - Patch is very worth the read. ;)

  11. I agree with your review. Such a good book and Patch did make it worth while. :)

  12. I'm reading MG as that is what I'm writing at the moment but this sounds like the perfect antidote.
    Great review Kristin.

  13. I've never read this.

    Great review! Thanks for sharing. :)


    from the desk of a writer (I moved my blog! I'm at Wordpress now.)

  14. I have not heard of this book..thanks for sharing. And the cover is fantastic.

  15. I haven't read it but I feel like i see it on every other blog I read - it must be good! :) I agree the cover is fantastic. My "to read" pile is ridiculously high but I'll add it to my list of "books I need to refrain from buying right now but will buy in the future". :)

  16. I have this book in my TBR pile, and I'm glad to see that you liked it. I hope I do too!