A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
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 ...more
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 t ...more
*This post was inspired by the fantastic videos over at www.howitshouldhaveended.com. 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 ...more
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 ...more
*UHHUM* WHY IS IT THAT ALL I SEE ARE NEGATIVE REVIEWS OF THIS BOOK? REALLY? REALLY? ARE WE EVEN READING THE SAME HUSH HUSH?
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
“Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn't.”
☆☆☆☆4 HUSHY STARS!☆☆☆☆
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 th...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
Patch traced a finger along my collarbone, then headed south stopping at my heart. I felt it pounding through my skin. "Because I feel it here, in my heart."
“All this time I've hated myself for it. I thought I'd given it up for nothing. But if I hadn't fallen, I wouldn't have met you.”
“Hang on, did you just call me Angel ?” I asked.
“If I did?”
“I don’t like it.”
He grinned. “It stays. Angel.”
I really liked it!!! I loved Nora and Patch, especially Patch bu ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
in general, this was a super quick read. the writing is very straightforward, the chapters are short, and the plo ...more
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 ...more
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Call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed this book?
...I know, right? I feel like it's almost not allowed. 90% of my friends hated it and tried to warn me away when they saw me starting the book. "Don't do it," they said, "it's not worth it," they said. But sometimes you have to ignore your friends and do you.
HUSH, HUSH gets a bum rap and part of that is the fact that the hero in this book is an abusive, rapey, psychotic douchenozzle, AKA my ...more
“If I'd wanted you dead five minutes ago, you'd have died five minutes ago.”
It’s been about a year since I read this, so I’m not even going to try to give it a full review. I just really want it off of my “RTC” shelf, so I’m going to sum this up in a few points:
1. I hate this writing. I hate it so much. The narrative voice is everything I don’t miss about late 2000s YA fantasy.
2. Nora is a tremendously boring, unenjoyable protagonist. I remember nothing about her at all except how bored I wa ...more
1. Nora's driving skills. "The stoplight ahead turned yellow. I rolled to a stop, checked to see that the traffic was clear, then pulled into the intersection."
2. The mystery of the ...more
I read this book when I was 16. I loved it a lot back at the time, but I never finished it because I couldn't get the third and final book. A few weeks ago I got them from a thrift store and decided to re-read it.
I didn't remember the plot of the book, only the fact that it's about fallen angels and the simple fact that I loved this book so much.
To be honest, I was skeptical about this book. My taste has changed over the years, and I didn't know if I would love it like I did before.
Well .... I guess I can say I've done that now ... *tosses book in the trash*
I was recommended this book by one of my best friends who, before now, I thought had great taste in books. I am now questioning our friendship (kidding, kidding).
I really thought I was going to love this book. It had so many ingredients that I like. Hot boys, Dark hero, romance, danger. Turns out it also had about a bazillion of the ingredients I don't like. Predictability, instalove, abusive and controlling behav ...more
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 sto ...more
Looking back on this, I only have one question. Actually, two:
- WHY THE FORK DID I READ THIS?
although more importantly:
- WHY THE FORK WAS THIS PUBLISHED?
Basically, I just wanna
Yes, that was neccessary, and yes, I am Very Mature.
Spoiler and rant warning. Seriously. You should know me by now. If you liked th ...more
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 ...more
yes, i dnfed at page 35, i don't hate myself enough to continue reading on.
on page 20(?), after meeting our "love interest" for O N E D A Y, Nora feels an irresistible connection to him akdhskj fuck off, good night.
also, Patch is a fucking creep. have a nice day. ...more
oMG, I LOVE PATCH CIPRIANO WITH MY ENTIRE LIFE. HE'S AMAZING, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND THE MOST HANDSOME GUY. I WANT SOMEONE LIKE HIM.
Perhaps that's what my 14/15 yo me thought back when I first read hush hush. Now, I just ask myself: "what the hell was I thinking?" My middle school best friend bought this book and we both read it at the same time back in 2012. So I guess my issues with guys started over there, lmao. I guess Hush Hush was the first book we ever read, loooool.
Patch Cipiriano i ...more
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. ...more
synopsis: what happens when a boy stalker finally "reaches out" to the girl he's stalking, and also wants to kill, and it turns out she can be a stalker too, and then a third stalker tries to get between them and then all of a sudden there's a fourth stalker who's be ...more
This might sound like a hot advertisement for underwear or perfume, but ladies and gents, this is the man. That's right, in the flesh.
May I also note the simple and average teenager, Nora? At least, that's what she was until she met Patch.:)
Yes, this story will definitely gives you the feels, especially between Patch and Nora. *Evil Grin*
Hmmm. Let's see. With the mysterio ...more
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 ...more
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