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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1)
By Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2009
391 pages, paperback
Date Finished: 25/4/2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age, Romance, Action, Some Mystery

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.

~First Line: "Chauncey was with a farmer's daughter on the grassy banks of the Loire River when the storm rolled in, and having let his gelding wander in the meadow, was left to his own two feet to carry him back to the chateau."
~Last Line: " 'More.' "

Review: I felt so left out during the release of Crescendo last year because I hadn't gotten a chance to read Hush, Hush. Now, however, I can see why everyone was so hyped and excited for a sequel! Happy to know that The Mad Scientist (Steampunkery & Book Reviews) is generous enough to send me a copy of Crescendo. Thanks, MS!

The main character, Nora Grey, is just your average girl until she meets Patch in her biology (can't remember; it was some type of science) class. Patch is one of those guys that you can't help but be drawn to. Nora is automaticlaly drawn to him, of course, and does her best to find out whatever she can about him and his past.

Then someone begins following her around. And she's imagining things. Things that aren't really happening. Or are they? Her best friend, Vee, thinks that Patch is Nora's stalker, but Nora is determined to believe that he isn't. Besides, she can totall trust Patch -- right?

Even so, she eventually uncovers a lot about Patch's past. Some very interesting stuff if you ask me :). The romance between Nora and Patch was awesome. Definitely helped pull me in even more; not that I didn't already have my entire face stuffed in the book's seams!

Did I mention Elliot Saunders? No? Well, you'll just have to read the book to figure out who he is. Because I'm not telling!

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