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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Hush, Hush Series 1-3 by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
391 pages, paperback
Finished on 19/5/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Coming of Age, Action
Synopsis via 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.

Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
427 pages, hardcover
Finished on 19/5/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age, Romance
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick
438 pages, hardcover
Finished on 26/5/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age, Romance, Some Action
Synopsis via GoodReads:
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Motivation to Read Them: They were "all the rage" after Hush, Hush came out, and I was a little behind, but I still bought and read it. I loved it from the beginning, reread it this year, and continued the series.

Review: I absolutely LOVE this series! Fitzpatrick had me hooked from the first few chapters. I honestly just can't believe it took me so long to finally read Crescendo. They get better and better as you along.

Nora is just a regular kid who's trying to pass chemistry without too much trouble. And then her teacher decides to change up the seating chart. And so Vee, Nora's best friend, is replaced by Patch, a clear-to-see bad boy. A hot one at that. Nora was pretty much annoyed with him from the beginning, and I must admit that I was as well. After that wonderful day, everything is a fast-paced thrill of events.

The plot, like I said, is fast-paced, but it's a good kind of pace. You're drawn into it automatically. You always want to know what's going to happen next. The events flowed freely into each other. Sometimes there would be so much tension, and then somehow the things that occurred on the next few pages would make everything very calm. If only for a few pages before the next epic adventure started. :)

The characters, well, I'm not sure "ahmazing" is a strong enough adjective. I loved these characters. SO. Much. As I mentioned before, when we were first introduced to Patch in Hush, Hush I wasn't very fond of him. But I'm pretty sure that now he's my favorite character, even over Nora. Every charrie had something, I believe, that I loved about them, that made me connect with them, even if only a little.

This series is just so ahmazing. My words don't do the novels enough justice whatsoever. I sped through these books when I read them. And not on purpose either; I realized afterwards that I read those books the fastest I read a lot of things in a long while. I'm telling you, get them. They're very much worth it.

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