31 August 2009

Hush Hush Book Review

Authoress: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pages: @400
Genre: Young Adult Fiction | Paranormal

My condensed version: Nora's life forever changes when Patch (a dark aloof fellow who is both "rough and roguish") becomes her biology partner. Now she is seeing terrible things, questioning her sanity, and convinced someone has been watching her at night. Is she going crazy? Is she really in danger? And just what is she going to do with this attraction to Patch?

My take: What a tale indeed. Some will love it while others will not. But there is one thing for sure; once you start reading this story you will not be able to put it down. It is eerie, dark, and enrapturing. A quick read that will keep you guessing all the way to the end. I spent the entire novel frightened for Nora.

My rating: 4 stars; While I really liked it - I did not love it. It is a very well written story but too dark to truly win my affections.

3 for 3:
Main character: Pretty relatable actually
Plot: Heart pounding scary
Scenery: Cliche but perfect

The meter readings:
Adventure-o-meter: High octane levels of adventure.
Kiddie-o-meter: While there is no sex, drugs, or social commentary this is a very sexy violent tale best reserved for older teens.
Adult-o-meter: Perfect for adults. This tale is thrilling and will hold your attention to the very end.

Love the love?: No. Their love never really drew me in and for me lacked tenderness.

Worth-a-read?: You must however I caution you if you are not a huge fan of dark tales check it out from the library first.

Quotable: "I was immediately aware of something different about him, I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I could feel it like electricity. More animosity? More confidence. More freedom to be himself. And those black eyes were getting to me. They were like magnets clinging to my every move. I swallowed discretely and tried to ignore the queasy tap dance in my stomach. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but something about Patch wasn't right. Something about him wasn't normal. Something wasn't...safe."

My final say: I didn't dig Patch. What do you think? Did you like Patch? From the start? Or did he grow on you?

Contest: Enter to win my hush, hush ARC.

27 comments :

  1. I must read this book! ASAP. LOL. Fab review! :)

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  2. Oo, I liked your review. I think it was the first I've seen that was more mixed. Well done!

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  3. Oh, you are so lucky to have read this book! LOL! Great review, I so look forward to reading this!

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  4. Juju, I enjoyed your review of this book! I'm in the middle of the book right now -- I like Patch alright, but he's not my favorite. I like Edward and Jacob and Eric more, still. I'm not sure what it is... I'm just not LOVING him yet, although I really do like him a lot! Maybe that will change.

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  5. Thanks ladies :) Hang in there. If I get go ahead from "the powers that be" I'll be hosting a contest to give away my copy.

    Sarbear: I can't wait to see what you think of Patch.

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  6. I just finished this and I loved it. Patch definitely grew on me. At first I didn't like him, but in the end I really did. Nice review!

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  7. I really want to read this. I'm hoping I'll disagree with you about Patch, because that aspect seems like it would be crucial to me liking this, but I guess we'll see.

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  8. Great review! I really liked Hush Hush!

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  9. Haven't started this one yet, but I'm excited about it.

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  10. I've read so many reviews on this, I just can't wait to read it to see what all the fuss is about, sure wish I could get my hands on a copy, but alas I'll just have to wait until it comes out.

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  11. I have heard so many great things about this book! And I am intrigues about Patch, I want to know him! I so need this book! Great review!

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  12. Awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed it even if it was too dark for your taste.

    You didn't like Patch?! I loved him! Maybe it's a teenager thing...my poor mother, lol!

    shutupimreading.blogspot.com
    Jessica

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  13. Ooooh, JuJu! I can't wait to get my mitties on a copy of this, but save it for a "Dark and Stormy Night" read! Thanks for the review!

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  14. Glad to see that you liked it, I can't wait for it myself! Although, I'm not sure how I feel if the love doesn't really seem believable. I guess I'll see when I get my copy. Great review!

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  15. Great review! I think I'll read this one... dark and sexy are words that grab my attention! I also like the cover... I'll have to see by myself how the love story grabs my attention!

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  16. Excellent review--honest and informative. I still really want to read this book, but now I have a more reasonable set of expectations. :)
    Thanks!

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  17. Great review! I can't wait to read this.

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  18. I'm so happy i have this book, can't wait 2 read it! Great review!

    AWARD 4 YA @ my blog!

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  19. This one is so up my alley! Can't wait. Great review just leaves me wanting it more!

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  20. Patch was a little jerk xD

    but I still loved him.

    My weakness for bad boys wins again -.-

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  21. ARC readers go here for the hush, hush new ending:

    http://images.barnesandnoble.com/pimages/resources/pdf/HushHushNewEnding.pdf

    Warning: Do not click on the link unless you have read the book.

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  22. I have this one and I can hardly wait to read it!

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  23. Patch grew on me- but I really enjoyed the story, but I do dark.

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  24. Love this review Juju! I felt exactly the same way. I also did not like Patch and I hated the stalked aspect of their relationship!!!

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  25. ****Please note***************
    This contest is closed.
    The winner was announced September 18th(http://talesofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/09/hush-hush-contest-winner.html).
    Thank you for visiting and entering.
    :)

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  26. Patch annoyed me so much sometimes and he even made me mad hehe. I did not really like him at the beginning. I still don't know how I feel about him hehe. Anyways, fantastic review, Juju. When I picked up Hush, Hush, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the third book! =)

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