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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 t
Hardcover, First Edition, 391 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster BFYR
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Rosie I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvee allllllll of the Hush Hush books!!!! <3
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UPDATE (July 8, 2014)

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I want to take a moment to thank…more

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UPDATE (July 8, 2014)

Hi guys,

I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your amazing support for the Hush, Hush movie. Your love and passion for this project are humbling! With that said, I have some movie news to share. Unfortunately it may not be the news you've been waiting to hear. I have decided that now is not the right time to move forward with the Hush, Hush movie and have not renewed the movie option with LD Entertainment. I know many of you will be disappointed by this. But I hope that you trust me to make the right decision for Nora and Patch. I'm not saying the movie will never happen, but it won’t be moving forward at this time.

Thanks again,
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Hush, Hush is the story of Nora Grey, an average high school student going about her business as usual -- until her Biology teacher rearranges the class seating and places her next to the dangerous-looking new kid, Patch Cipriano. Nora gets a weird feeling from Patch, and things just keep going from bad to worse as Nora becomes convinced that she is being stalked, and may even be the target of murderous intentions. Add to the list Nora's strange feelings about the
Mar 11, 2010 Hannah rated it did not like it
About three things I was absolutely positive:

First, that Hush, Hush was, without a doubt, one of the worst Twilight rip-offs I've ever had the misfortune to read.

Second, there was a part of me -- and I didn't realize how dominant that part actually was -- that insisted on reading Hush, Hush to the bitter end in the hope it would redeem itself.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably wrong in that decision.
Kat Kennedy
How I Would Have Ended It

*This post was inspired by the fantastic videos over at Italicized text is the original publicized text from the book and is entirely the work of Becca Fitzpatrick.

This rendition is entirely satire. It is not meant to offend and I mean no discourtesy. I recognize that authors put a lot of time and work into their novels and I am not trying to disrespect that. Writing a novel is hard work and is something I have never done and I certainly don
Dec 04, 2013 Nataliya rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Not to sane human beings

I read this ON A DARE (a double-dog one, if you must know). And now I want to look it in the eye and ask - REALLY, BOOK? REALLY? Because it doesn't just cross the line into the uncomfortably creepy territory - it takes a cosmic leap over it.

Hush, Hush may have the dubious distinction of being the worst book I've ever read. (I assumed it's a book since that's what you'd call a bunch of printed and bound pages, but I'm really applying the term 'book' loosely here). Yes, I know I'm not the intended
Jul 25, 2010 Megan rated it did not like it
Top Ten Irrational Points in hush, hush

Nora’s sex ed class begins with the teacher stating, “Human reproduction…requires mature handling. And like all science, the best approach is to learn by sleuthing. For the rest of the class, practice this technique by finding out as much as you can about your new (seating assignment) partner. Tomorrow, bring your write-up of your discoveries, and believe me, I’m going to check for authenticity…I want to see real interaction and teamwork.” This is a biolog
Jul 12, 2009 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Let's see. My review/What I learned from this book:

Well, I learned that it was a lot of fun to write! Enjoy the fall, all!


I fell in love with Patch INSTANTLY I mean what's not to love?
I also love Nora- She is such a refreshing and intriguing heroine. Her and Patch suit each other perfectly. They bounce off each other and really made me laugh with their witty and sarcy sense of humour! They bicker like hell and it's so much fun to read.
I loved the twist in the end, it turned everything I thoug
So the other night I was trying to force myself to finish writing a chapter, but I was on the verge of headdesking at about 12:30, so I packed up then and went off to bed. I read some nice fluffy paranormal crap, sung myself into a subconscious lull, and then eventually fell into deep, drooling sleep.

You guessed it. This is a dream story.

Now, I rarely remember my dreams. But last night's was so freaking pungent that I can reel it all off right now without missing any details. Also, bear in mind
Oct 08, 2010 Tatiana rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: those who think abusive guys are attractive and enjoy TSTL/doormat heroines
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather
This book is simply appalling.

I won't lie, my expectations going in about this book were pretty low. But even so, "Hush, Hush" managed to disappoint me.

First, there are many similarities with "Twilight" - you have a regular average girl here, absent parents, a love affair with a dangerous supernatural boyfriend, a final showdown with a villain of his own kind. The mythology, while somewhat unusual (I haven't read anything about fallen angels in YA so far), is paper thin. The characters are shal

“Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn't.”




You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!

Okay so before reading this,I heard a lot of mixed feelings about this series.Some loved it,some liked it and some hated it.Now before I start my review I want to say that even that I heard a lot of things I was not spoiled or didn't even know anything about the plot or stor

Jul 01, 2012 Lissa added it
Shelves: 2011
Read this. Don't argue: just do it:
"If you don’t like me, I’ll force myself on you until you do. We see this all the time and it’s even romanticized. Everything from romance novels to sitcoms we see women who aren’t interested in a man and we see those men determined to catch her. To pursue her, to convince her that she’ll like me eventually. If I try hard enough, if I harass her long enough... she’s sure to cave in eventually. She can’t say no. And if she does I’ll just assume it’s code for “tr
5+++ Stars

Even though this book has been lumped into the YA category, it definitely felt more like an adult-minded para romance to me.

I love a good vampire story as much as the next para-junkie, but I have to say I now have a major weakness for fallen angels as well.

While I can understand some people making comparisons between this book and Twilight (dark, brooding hero, and a heroine who, against her better judgment, can't keep herself from being drawn into the hero's mysterious world). But, i
I have forty eight sticky notes.
Well, forty nine, I suppose, since I use the little white backing thing too. They're quite nice sticky notes, designed not to be written on but as bookmarks; at some year in the past they magically appeared in my Christmas stocking, and I haven't really used them since. I suspect there were originally fifty, so I've used two elsewhere.
Anyhow. Forty nine sticky notes was what I started with when I commenced reading Hush, Hush a little after 9 AM on August 25.
Less t
Mar 20, 2012 Demo rated it did not like it
Everyone has an aura. Everyone. Even if you're the spawn of Satan, you still have this mist of invisible energy floating around your head. See, I usually don't believe in spiritual things. Meditation, chakras, rituals... I just find it cheesy or whatever.

After reading this piece of shit book, I believe in auras.

If I ever met Nora Grey in person (God help me if I do, I may beat her bloody), and if I could sense auras, her's would be a dark murky brown. According to the Internetz, a brown aura mea
Cait • A Page with a View
Sep 18, 2016 Cait • A Page with a View rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, paranormal
It seriously disturbs me how many YA books romanticize men who make you feel unsafe (and abusive & controlling relationships in general). All of these "he wants to kill me and scares me but also protects me so SWOON" books are getting out of control. Like please... say it with me: a guy who is tempted to kill you IS NOT ATTRACTIVE.

Like he's not special for being able to kill you... your elderly neighbor or a penny falling out of the sky can do the same thing. You can technically drown in a t
Jun 25, 2014 Kate rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, The Demon's Lexicon fans, Shiver fans, Mortal Instruments fans
Oh My God OMG OMG OMG! Just finished Hush Hush one minute ago. I freaking LOVE this book!!!!!!! Fave book of the year!

Edit: Here's a more err professional review.

After reading the first two chapters on the Simon & Schuster website, I knew I would love this book. And sure enough, I did. It's not like this topic hasn't been done before, forbidden romance. However Becca has written a novel with the same idea but the writing is exceptional. Reading Hush Hush was like riding a roller coaster, the
Dec 06, 2009 Kristi rated it liked it
Three words; hot, mysterious, heavenly

Hush, Hush is one of those addicting reads. There is something about it, you can't quite place your finger on it, but all you know is that you need more, right now!

Most surprising for me was liking Nora. Usually I can't stand her type of character. But for some reason she reminded me of my sister! Completely book smart, but doesn't have the common sense that god gave a goose. (Yes, Lace, I'm talking about you!) Patch on the other hand, where do I even start.
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
Abusive, creepy, controlling men that everyone finds irresistible? No thank you.

I don't care if he's an angel - he could work in a fucking soup kitchen 50 hours a week and he'd still be an asshole - Patch was a disgusting 'love interest'. If you could even call him a love interest. He takes advantage of her body and her mind, but it's okay, he's dreeeeamy.

I'm so tired of unhealthy relationships being portrayed as normal and okay - especially in YA.

And then, let's not forget that this was essen
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
So after reading Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick something unexpected happened. This is my story:
Leaving my house around 6:25pm, I headed out the door and I thought, just my luck on one of the most important days of my life, it’s raining cats and dogs.

I hopped into my car and raced to my appointment in hopes of not being late. I finally arrived at the building with 3 minutes to spare. I jumped out my car without grabbing an umbrella and jogged to the entrance. As I’m wal
Nov 11, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
Shelves: gag-worthy-book
When I first heard about Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, I was both intrigued and wary. The reason I was wary was because Hush, Hush is very comparable to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Now if an author can ride on Meyer’s coattails and have an original idea and really make it shine, I’m all for that. But in the case of Hush, Hush I’m afraid to say that Becca has not only ridden on Meyer’s coattails, but hopped on her back and took every single thing from Twilight and placed it in Hush, Hus ...more
Dec 29, 2009 Thomas rated it it was amazing
*Important update, 8/13/2011: I read this book a year and a half ago and gave it five stars. Like Evermore, I don't feel like rereading the book to assign it a rating more akin to my current tastes. If I did I would probably give it three or four stars. You can read my review from a long time ago below, though I would recommend reading other more cultivated reviews...

Nora Gray is the typical over-achieving high school girl in the sense that she aims to go Yale, has a best friend, and has a somew
1.5 Stars

The half is there for the sole reason that Hush, Hush did not irk me as much as Halo did. I’m a little confused by that but whatevs.

Just wow.
No, this is not a good wow.
This is a “Holy shit, you really did that didn’t you? I can’t fucking believe that” kind of wow.
A wow that just destroys my very soul and forces me to wonder WHY someone could possibly like a book such as this. But don’t worry, I have an explanation as to why someone could enjoy these honey bunches of pages because I
Maria Elmvang
Aug 21, 2009 Maria Elmvang rated it it was ok
I'm having a hard time deciding exactly what I think about this book. On one hand I read it in under 12 hours, so it definitely caught my attention, but on the other hand it almost repulsed me, because the "hero" was so unpleasant. It's obviously aimed at teenage girls, but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable letting a (hypothetical) daughter of mine read it until she was quite a bit older, precisely because the hero throughout the most of the book is threatening and manipulative.

The book is well
I am writing this review with minimal profanity; not because I don't have a bunch of in my vernacular, but because I want this review to be taken as serious as possible. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is dangerous. The messages in it, while most likely unintentional, defends stalking and attempted murder under the guise of love.

The relationship between Nora and Patch is toxic, but the strange thing is that Nora knows this and yet is still being pushed into being sexually attracted to him. Unli
Dec 04, 2013 V rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, fiction
Let it be said that I, Vanessa Hendersen, am a huge glutton for punishment. Why else would I put myself through so many terrible books? This year alone I've read Evermore, Halo and Hades, even Marked.

So why do I keep coming back? I don't know. I suppose there's some entertainment to be had, and if you want to write a book of your own some day, it shows you all the hallmarks of bad writing and clichés to avoid. This is going to be the last book I read this year that has a bad reputation, because
Oct 31, 2010 Mel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fangirls
Recommended to Mel by: The masochist in me
(Warning: this review contains insults, passionate hatred, inappropriate jokes and not very nice things about this book. You have been warned.)

Hush, hush by Becca FAILSpatrick is the stupidest book I have ever read. The most horrifying Twilight rip-off I've ever seen on a bookshelf. Horrifying because of the glorified BAD, fucking ABUSIVE romance.

The characters were all idiots. Especially Nora. Nora is the kind of character that wouldn't be able to tell that yes, it might be a bad thing if you
I avoided this book like it was contagious or something - almost everybody is so negative when it comes to Hush Hush. But last night I decided that it was about time for me to cross over to the dark side, and I enjoyed every second of it! Feel free to call me pathetic sucker for hot bad boys, troubled girls and forbidden romance... S**t! I'm such a girl! I guess my feminist alter ego lost this battle.
Dannii Elle
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

Okay, so whilst I didn't dislike this book, at all, I definitely had some issues with it! This puts me firmly in the minority as this seems to be a lot of people's favourite YA. I feel like I'm missing something as, for me, it really wasn't all that special (sorry!). Please, please tell me what you loved about it, if you have read it, as this series sounds so promising and I really want to like it!

The plot follows teenage Nora Grey and her love/hate relationship with the
Feb 12, 2010 Uci rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sudah-nggak-ada
What can I say...Hush,Hush gave Twilight a bad name?
I mean, I heard so much about Hush,Hush being the next Twilight phenomenon...but what phenomenal for me was that I keep grunting and rolling my eyes constantly over 486 pages!

Reading Twilight, I felt tingles of guilty pleasure and butterflies in my stomach all the way through the end. I can't stand Bella but at least I know what she wants. She wants to die and be a vampire like Edward. And be stubbornly annoying in the process...

With Nora, I r
Jan 15, 2010 Lola rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
When sophomore Nora Grey gets paired up with the mysterious Patch in Biology, she gets the feeling not everything is right with him. Patch seems to know a lot of Nora but keeps his silence when it's about himself; he's a straight up bad-boy, sexy, almost anti-hero. Nora is out to discover his secret when her friends encourage her to and finds herself in a ancient battle between two races. She has to be careful with the encounters that begins to happen when she looks for answers and questions on ...more
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Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga. Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in book ...more
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“You smell good, too,” said Patch

It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”

Naked. I know the drill.”
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