BookLoversDen at Sep 11, 2010
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 27th 2009
Details:Hush, Hush #1, 391 pages
Review:Hush, Hush was really creepy, mysterious and sexy. The intimate scenes were written nicely, without using any unnecessary details. So it was age appropriate. Personally, I really liked the book. But as a critic, I would say its pretty much messed up. So it falls into the 'Buy at your own risk' category.
Nora's character was of an average highschool girl. I won't say much about her, cause it was patch's character which was complicated. So Patch is this fallen angel--a bad guy--who is really creepy and mysterious and is after Nora's life. What I liked about him was his teasing behaviour. It was sexy, cute and also creepy at the same time. And later in the book, he actually falls in love with Nora. But despite of being in love with her, a point comes when patch's teasing behavior actually turns into coldness. Now isn't that stupid. If he really loved Nora, then why was he trying to scare the hell out of her all the time? Why wasn't he going easy on her? I think, that till the very end, Becca Fitzpatrick wanted the readers to keep thinking that maybe patch really is trying to kill Nora. It made things more mysterious. But there were other ways too to keep Nora--and the readers--in doubt about it. Instead, Becca Fitzpatrick did it the other way, she made patch look scary and cold all the time. And then in the last couple of pages Nora falls in love with Patch. I really couldn't get my head around it. After all Patch did to her, how can she just fall in love with him like that. Not that she can't. But it all happened in a rush, which didn't feel right.
Methinks, that Becca Fitzpatrick should have let the romance be ON b/w Nora and Patch. And then--Patch being so mysterious and secretive--creating misunderstanding b/w them would have kept the suspense alive. Things would have gone on and off b/w them. But if Patch always had to come out of nowhere and if Nora always had no other choice except to trust him, then why not make it a 50-50 deal. There was enough suspense already. No point killing the romance just for the sake of adding more suspense. Also, the stuff going on in the bio class didn't make any sense. I couldn't get that how the assignments were related to bio.
Anyways, I am looking forward to the next book crescendo. Hush, hush was really nice. And I enjoyed it. But Patch really needed to go easy on Nora, he cared for her, but he should have showed it by being nice. Being secretive doesn't mean you act mean to hide your affection. Anyways, now that they both are in love already, I hope that crescendo would be better and without any errors. :)
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