Review: HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (October 13, 2009)

HUSH, HUSH
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A Sacred Oath, A Fall from Grace, A forbidden love....


Since her father's murder Nora Grey has always felt that someone was watching over her. Little did she know....

Nora and Vee are friends practically attached at the hip, so it was no surprise that they were biology partners in school. Until one day when Coach Mcconaughy decides to "shake things up" and create a new seating chart thus placing Nora next to the transfer student, Patch. Nora cannot seem to feel comfortable around Patch, maybe it is the obsidian depths of his eyes or his oddly shaped tattoo, or even the fact that he seems to know everything about her? She knows that she should stay away from him, her attraction uncharacteristic of her but much to Nora's dismay she is inexorably drawn to him and the feeling is mutual.


Soon, events transpire and she finds herself in perilous situations, making her question her sanity and safety. Then a frightening incident hits too close to home and it is up to Nora to make sense of the mystery and trickery. But will her bravery be enough to save herself as she learns the truth about Patch and his dark past? Can she love someone who is so terrifyingly unpredictable or will it lead to her demise? Falling in love was never easy...


With HUSH, HUSH Becca Fitzpatrick went down an uncharted path to which she took chances, playing upon our fears and our desires with unexpected fervor. This story is unlike anything you have ever read before, dark and sexy, full of danger, excitement and suspense. Every word to be savored for it elicits the most wicked of emotions. I had to read it with all the lights on and yet begged for more when I was finished. I was held captive within it's pages, unwilling to let go.


HUSH, HUSH is a brilliantly crafted nail-biting suspense story, rich in romance that will enrapture audiences, teens and adults alike. A must read for 2009.

6 comments on "Review: HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick"

Wendy wrote: August 11, 2009 at 2:16 AM

Love your review, I've got to read Hush, Hush! :)


Ladybug wrote: August 11, 2009 at 2:48 AM

Thanks for the great review! I have pre ordered Hush Hush over at Amazon, can't wait to read it!


suzie wrote: August 11, 2009 at 7:03 AM

Really, you liked it? I thought the plot and suspense was good, but Nora bothered me - as a character she's just kind of lame...


rebrebs wrote: August 11, 2009 at 8:33 AM

I am dying to read this, I have the cover picture as my desktop background..yes I'm a nerd and proud of it!


Wrighty wrote: August 12, 2009 at 1:26 AM

Great review! I really enjoyed it too although Nora did get on my nerves at times. I love the cover and I look forward to the sequel!


Christine wrote: August 19, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Thanks for the review. This one looks amazing. What a cover!


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