By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2009
Pages: 391, Hardcover
Bookcover Rating: 4
Read: December 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Fallen Angels, Paranormal Romance
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 wonder in the meadow, was left to his own feet to carry him back to the Château.
Review: I rented this book from the library not thinking that it would amount to much. Whoa! This was much more then I expected in a good way. This story is still with me even after months of others in between. I even managed to get my own hardcover copy for my favorite books of all times shelf. *sigh* It is the most beautiful sight!
Sophomore Nora Grey, seemed to have a pretty good life. Plus, she had Vee, a truly good friend. They even endured Biology together. Luckily for the reader and unluckily for those two that the dear old biology teacher decided to shake things up by making everyone change lab partners. Nora is now partnered with the silent bad boy, Parch Cipria. From there on out her semi perfect life now seems to be tearing at the seams and everything starts to change...
Weird events start to happening to her. Like a mysterious car crash. She freaks out and thinks she maybe loosing it. Maybe she is!
Dark attractive Patch knows how to and what to say to get to Nora. She gets all flustered and mad. However, no matter what she can't stay away from him. It's a scary weird attraction she does not understand. She is afraid and lusting after him. There has to be something blasphemous about the possiblitiy of that relationship. Yet, the magnetic connection to Patch continues even though he is skecthy at best. I really wanted to love him but he comes out as being creepy in the beginning. I must admit I love the I nuendos that he sends to Nora. It made me laugh out loud more then once.
Nora and Vee do some investagation of their own which leads no where. Soon, her fear switches to Vee who gets herself into a scary situation without knowing it. Vee is alone with Elliot and Jules who are not exactly what they seem.
Nora races through the twists and turns in the edge if fear. So did I. Well, at least on the edge part!
This novel was Becca Fitzpatrick's debut book, that made me a instant fan! She has easily wiggled her way on to my favorites list and I can hardly wait for Cresendo to come out! Hush Hush was a fast paced page flipper. I personally could barely it down! The story was I tense with well thought out plot twists. What I mean is, I was guessing throughout the boom I stead of being told what I already figured out.
A great debut novel! I will most defiantely be running to the store to pick up her next book, Cresendo!!