I just finished reading Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I started it yesterday, and it was so good I could hardly put it down. So good in fact that I used a Barnes & Noble gift card I got for my birthday to buy the other books in the series. The synopsis according to Goodreads states:
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 she 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 Nora her life.
If you’ve read my blog for some time you are aware that I’m addicted to supernatural dramas. This book is refreshing, because I don’t often read books about angels. I won’t lie to you by denying the book is eerily similar to Twilight, but one of the things (besides angels instead of vampires) that makes it different is how much Patch pursues Nora, instead of trying to keep his distance like Edward Cullen. In fact, Patch seems to have a very outgoing personality. Another difference is that Patch acknowledges he’s a “bad guy” with a bad history, where Edward always seemed to walk the straight and narrow.
As for the similarities, Nora plays detective trying to unravel the mystery behind the object of her affection. She has a tendency to do incredibly stupid things while knowing her life could be in danger. Also, the end of the book is very similar to Twilight. However, what I enjoyed about this book is that both characters are flawed and damaged in some way, but Fitzpatrick doesn’t try to make them seem perfect. In fact, she acknowledges that their romance will have difficulties. I also liked something else about the book, but can’t tell because it’s kind of spoilery. But let’s just say the heroine isn’t a doormat who sacrifices everything for a guy. If you’re looking to take a break from vampires, werewolves, and zombies, then I’d highly recommend this book.