by Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon & Schuster
Release Date: Ocober 13, 2009
Falling in love was never so easy . . .
or so deadly.
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.
Hush, Hush had me hooked from the first page. Becca Fitzpatrick has created an amazing world that I can't wait to visit again. Patch had me intrigued from the get go; I was hoping he was going to be good in the end, but I really couldn't be sure. All around Nora it was hard to know who she should trust. Strange events are happening all around her and even as the reader you aren't sure if it really happened or if Nora is losing her mind.
For me the relationship between Nora and Patch was rather reminiscent of Deirdre and Luke from Maggie Stiefvater's Lament. So if you're a fan of Maggie you should definitely check out Becca. I can't wait to see more. I fear next Fall may be too long to wait for the follow-up story Crescendo, but I guess I'll just have to be patient.
Hush, Hush is a book that you really need to check out for yourself. I absolutely loved it, and I flew right through the pages. I highly recommend adding this one to your TBR pile right away.