Review: Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Synopsis: 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...until Patch comes 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 whom 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 far 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. Source
 
Plot: I finally was able to get my hands on this book and I am so glad I did. Hush, Hush is a book that surrounds the theme of fallen angels. I thought that this was a very well thought out perspective of fallen angels. Fitzpatrick did an amazing job with not just making the book about fallen angels, but about romance and revenge. I was a little sketchy when I started reading and Nora meets Patch in a science class (Whose there? Twilight.) But, as I read, it seemed like the class was an underlying theme that helped the characters develop around one another. You saw that Vee is outspoken, Patch is a pervertic jerk, and Nora wanted to go to college just from that class. But, as I read, other than seeing that the two characters meet in science class, this book was nowhere near Twilight.
 
Characters: Nora-She made a whole new spin on the heroin. She was confused on what and what not to do. She wanted to be with Patch, but there was something about him that scared her. She was such a brave and defining character though. I can grow to love her and she develops throughout the story to open her mind and decide whose good for her and whose not.
Patch-I'm not going to lie. I thought Patch was an ass to me. I was interested and intrigued when he was in the scenes and I was praying he would show up soon, but he bothered me. Some things he would say would make my mouth drop. Even after I learned about him, he still wasn't right with me. He never had a genuine smile, I wanted to reach in the book and smack him and tell him to smile for Nora. I did start to like him though, but I wish he would just show a millimeter more emotion. Please, Patch?
 
Cover: You know I have to mention the cover. It is absolutely stunning. I love the color scheme of the book because it kind of shows you the outlook of a fallen angels world, full of gray clouds. I like how you see Patch kind of being thrown to Earth and his wings are tattered. Amazing cover...love it!
 
Overall Rating: I give this book a four out of four. It was a new take on fallen angels that I loved and was very raw for a YA, but I liked it! I was impressed with Fitzpatrick, she is a new favorite of mine and has created such an originial series that I'm craving for more.
Peace and Fangs,
Alisha
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