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. (From Amazon).
I went along with the hype over this book (although a little too late). As usual I’m very skeptical when it comes to the hype because of the books I read with so many gushing reviews, I’ve been disappointed about three (or more) times. Well, the good news is, I have no regrets about Hush Hush. It was absolutely AMAZING and I’m wondering why I waited so long to read this one.
At first I did not like Patch. In fact I was with Nora in this one. He’s horribly arrogant, crude, and so unbelievably annoying. Yet you just can’t help but fall for his irresistible charm as Nora did. I absolutely LOVED the tension between Nora and Patch. It was so well done you could almost feel and see the sparks fly between them. They were so perfect for each other there’s no words to describe them when they’re together.
The plot was excellent! there was so much suspense and thrill I couldn’t put this book down. The pace was even and there was no rut nothing to make this pace stray from the main plot. The terrifying encounters Nora comes up against is well described and it’s scary enough to put the reader on edge. The mystery part of the book was also well done, and I was always second guessing Patch and his motives.
I’d have to say I was surprised at Elliot. I’d have to say I was blindsided by his actual personality and I was not expecting that 360 change! the change isn’t subtle but it’s still creepy to read as Elliot changes. The characters overall were great to read.
The end scene was dramatic and was a great page turner. There was a lot of action and things were discovered and revealed but there’s also a lot of questions too and I’m really looking forward to reading the next one!
This is one book where I am glad I listened to all the hype. I absolutely enjoyed this one. Great storyline, with the two main characters being so irresistible you just can’t stop reading until you’re finished. Strongly recommended for YA readers!
I give it a 10 out of 10.
Side Note: Just finished Crescendo today. AHHHHHH!! I NEED TO READ SILENCE NOW!