Hush Hush: Review

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

I will admit about two years ago I was given this book on recommendation and couldn't get into at the time. So I decided it was about time to give this book a shot and I am really glad I did. We enter the story of an average everyday girl, just wanting to make it through high school in one piece. Nora Grey, our main character, we enter with her into her class biology, which the topic at hand is "Human Reproduction (sex)." We immediately meet Nora's best friend Vee Sky, who is generally not afraid to speak her mind. Within the first few pages we learn what both Nora and Vee look like, and we are also introduced to the mysterious senior class-man, Patch which she learns his name a bit later. The two best-friends sit next to each other in this biology class, it is almost the end of the school year; when their instructor Coach McConaughy decides its time for a seating chart change to really make the topic at hand more interesting. Protests given by Vee which ends unsuccessfully. Nora gets stuck with a new transfer a class mate she does not know the name of (Patch). One of my favorite descriptions was when she first meets Patch due to the seating change in the class, "a smile that was part playful, part seductive." Every time I read that line I cant help but grin (probably because he is serious bad boy material). Patch knows a lot about Nora, which is slightly creepy, especially since she has never met the new guy, until that day. We quickly learn from the conversation between Patch and Nora, that she is living with her mom and her father was murdered.

I really enjoyed this book. As you continue to read you get to basically be creeped out with Nora and wonder if she is a bit crazy, things happen but there is no proof for anyone else to see, (besides us). We go through some dangerous encounters with Nora, and basically become just as skeptical of others in the book like she is. Learning that there is more really happening, and that it is not all in her head. There are greater forces around her, fallen angels, nephilim (children born of a fallen angel and a human). We also discover there are people (fallen angels) out to kill Nora, it is a sacrifice to allow the fallen angel who kills her to become human. And yes I do mean the plural of the fallen angels, once you read (if you haven't already) you will learn who those are. There was a huge part of me as much as it seemed that I didn't want her to trust Patch, I wanted her to be with him as much as she was drawn to him. There are two more antagonist introduced to the story, Elliot and Jules (who is later known to be Chauncey, who is also a fallen angel) The only problem I had with this book was how the big climax of the ending happened. It was all so sudden and it took a brief moment for me to be like what just happened?! Though the ending was still so sudden I really did enjoy the book, and really look forward to finishing the series.