I first got drawn to Becca Fitzpatrick‘s Hush, Hush because of a promo that National Bookstore was doing, pitting Team Vampires (uh, yes, pertaining to Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight Saga) against Team Angels (pertaining to the book in review). So out of sheer curiosity, I read the book, since I have a liking to angels.
First up, a summary taken from Good Reads:
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.
And then the rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Overall, it was a good read—entertaining and able to make me laugh and smile, allows room for thinking and doesn’t give everything on the plate. One downside is that there were parts of it that I had found dragging, but it was manageable.
Patch is no Edward, by the way, and I like him more than I do like Edward because of his dangerous, mysterious feel (Okay, Edward has these two attributes, but he’s dangerous and mysterious in a sort of good way. Patch isn’t.). He has a very interesting “past,” plus the concept of a fallen angel is a good one. Not as common as vampires (which have a lot of stories, by the way), and this gives a whole new twist to the white, good angels that I have in mind.
If you’re looking for a read that (1) would distract you from all the vampires and werewolves roaming around the bookstores; (2) would give you a feeling of suspense and kilig; (3) would somehow make you stop and think, pick up Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush. I am definitely looking forward to its next installment, Crescendo.
P.S. I sorely wonder if young adult love stories have this common theme: the main protagonists meet and get close in Biology class. :)