Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: 29th October 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. [GoodReads]
My expectations for this book was lowered when I read some more recent reviews saying that this book didn't live up to the standards that people had hoped. Maybe my expectations were too low but, yes, I fully understand on how it doesn't reach up as high as I'd hoped for.
The connection between Nora and Patch is electrical. You sense the draw between them, yet there is discomfort in what lurks in Patchs' history. I felt that the build up was great in this book, the build up to the reveal, however once we got up to the big reveal I felt like it was a bit like: "is that it?" Don't get me wrong, it was big news, but not as big as I was expecting.
There are quite a few twists that boggle your mind ever so slightly which kept this book firmly in my grip. I found this an easy and quick read. It's also a nice change to have a book about angels instead of vampires and werewolves which has been the main focus for a while in many books.
Recommend or Not? Yeah, even with the negatives I think this book is worth a read.