Hush, Hush

About The Book:
Written by Becca Fitzpatrick Published Year 2009
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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.


I believe I have a short attention span but it looks like I've also developed selective amnesia. I've finished Hush, Hush just a week ago but when I try to remember the story for this review I keep mixing it up with Alyson Noel's Evermore. Let's see if I have this right; mysterious and possibly dangerous sexy boy/man/supernatural being; avengeful ex-lover of the said boy/man/supernatural being; somewhat absentee guardians/parents; kind of a loner/outcast heroine; uncontained attraction between the two main characters. It's like a tested formula for 'young adult' urban fantasy which is fine I guess because it obiously works for some. For me though when a story loses it's novelty I lose interest, ofcourse there's more to this book than those I've mentioned. I'm just generalising because those little details are lost on me.

19 comments:

Priya said...

This book looks interesting... I've been wanting to read this for a long time.

Love your review system, by the way! The little symbols look delicious :)

UW said...

LOL...I don't know how many times that's happened to me. Details get lost sometimes between dinner and the next morning. Sometimes, I have to ask myself if the book is even worth reviewing, since, I can't seem to remember it well.

Kaye said...

@Priya, thanks for visiting. I really like Bookcrumbs. I'm so envious you got to read The Heart is Not a Size already.

@UW, you know I sometimes wonder why I bother too. I blame it on pop culture =P.

Faye said...

I know! I hate it when that happens so i either have 2 hurry up and write my review on paper or something 2 remember it. 3 days past i'll forget everything lol. But i have 2 say i really liked this book :D

Kaye said...

@Faye
Alot of people did like it, it just wasn't for me.

Ms Ulat Buku said...

hahaha I suffer the same sometime I even forget what the last chapter was about. but heard hush hush is a good book, its on my TBR pile.

Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

I didn't care for Evermore so I'm not sure if I'd like this one.

Mighty said...

Hmm.. interesting book. I might pick it up after reading Lukyanenko's Day Watch. :D but it seems from your review though that the story is pretty forgettable.

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Nina said...

I read some mixed reviews about this book and I am so glad that I won a copy of this book a few weeks ago. The book still has to arrive yet, but I am seriousley curious if I am going to enjoy it. I do like the cover. Thanks for the honest review.

Rebecca :) said...

I enjoyed Hush Hush, but it could be because I haven't read that much fantasy/paranormal yet. I just started getting into it a bit.

Tahlia said...

I love the main photo. Well done to the artist Christine .

I must say that as far as YA fantasy goes, I know what you mean about formula and I easily get bored with books that stick to it. I have certainly had enough of Vampires.

You might like to take a preview peek at my new YA fantasy novel, 'Lethal Inheritance’.

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Ednah Walters said...

I just finished it and liked it...I'd give it a 3.5 stars.

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Tahlia said...

I really liked this novel, but I know what you mean about it being forgettable. A lot of novels are.

A while ago, I wondered about what makes novels memorable and came up with something I call the M factor - you might be interested in the post I did on it
http://publishersearch.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/what-makes-good-fantasy-novels-great-part-1/

Milli said...

I didn't like Evermore at all (and a lot of people compare the two), so I'm not sure if I'll like this one. I'll probably just get it at the library. I agree, YA fantasy is just getting a little unoriginal these days :D