I am going to try my hardest to noy spoil anything but for anyone who has NOT read this, tread carefully, I might get too excited for my own good andI am going to try my hardest to noy spoil anything but for anyone who has NOT read this, tread carefully, I might get too excited for my own good and spill some juicy stuff.
In most books you read you can tell right off the bat who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. You can also tell if one person is good or bad. That's because the authors aren't so good with the mysterious stuff. They can't write the suspense like they want to. And though it's a good book, you can tell that the person they are trying to tell you is bad, is really good or vice versa.
Hush, Hush is not one of those books and Becca Fitzpartick is not one of those authors.
Until about page 300 I really could not tell whether Pacth was the good guy or the bad guy. He seemed bad...oh boy, was he bad but Nora didn't think so. Well, she thought so but she didn't think so. She was torn, like most of us. But everyone else told her she needed to saty away from Patch. Her bestfriend didn't like Patch and her new guidance counselor even told her to stay away.
But Nora went with her gut. Though she thought he was stalking her at times she felt safe with him. Why would she need to feel safe? Well, because a scary someone wearing a ski mask was after her, of course! And no matter how many times she called the cops, or ran the person over, she kept seeing the murderer/stalker and *slight spoiler* people were getting hurt...and killed because of it.
I read it in six hours, with few breaks because I was so interested in it. It was confusing at times but in a good way. Becca really pulled out all the stops to make sure we couldn't figure out what was happening, which is great! What's the point of reading a book if you know what will happen? *eye roll* She kept me on my toes and I was nearly jumping with excitment when the big reveal and big secrets came out.
Not only was the story well told but it is an amazing story. Fallen angels and guardian angels...it's very intruiging. It's refreshing to read something other that vampires, lol. And Patch's story and his past and how he got to where he is and what he has to do to get back to where he was or almost was...it's great. It's nothing like I've ever read before.
And big thumbs up for me, it's not all about romance. There's a story behind it. There's more than Patch and Nora making eyes at each other, though that is great. They don't jump into a relationship. They don't swoon for one another...well, Nora does a couple times, lol. It's equally balanced with romance and mystery and action and fantasy. Oh, of course it's not real but it's not oturageously fantasy like. Ya know?
It's just a really good book and I think everyone should read it because it's going to be a hit when word spreads around more. This has definitely become one of my favortie books of all times. It's right next to Catching Fire, The Giver and The Mortal Instruments Series. ...more