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Hush, Hush

(Hush, Hush #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  640,797 ratings  ·  26,663 reviews

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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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
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
Apr 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Not to sane human beings
Shelves: 2012-reads

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


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
Mar 04, 2010 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.
Jun 03, 2009 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!
Dec 04, 2009 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
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it

“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

Nov 05, 2009 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
Sep 25, 2011 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
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you can't feel, why did you kiss me?"
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
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
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
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what do you get when you cross a wannabe twilight-esque story with a main character radiating noah shaw vibes? a shockingly entertained jessica, thats what. swap out the vampires for fallen angels and add a brooding, kinda creepy and definitely weird love interest and thats basically ‘hush, hush’ in a nutshell. trust me, no one is more surprised than me at how much i didnt hate this.

in general, this was a super quick read. the writing is very straightforward, the chapters are short, and the plo
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.
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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
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
“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
Charlotte Kersten
So I COULD spend this review discussing Hush, Hush's shameless championship of stalking, abuse, sexual harassment and assault in the name of peddling some tawdry "teen" "romance" but you know what? I think that territory's been thoroughly covered. What I'd rather do is lay out my very favorite moments from this book.

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
The Burning Rose (Jess)
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars.
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.
Nov 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
1 star

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
Jun 26, 2009 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 sto
Oct 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my enemies. Suffer, heheheh.
If you are thinking about reading this book: run. For real. It's just Twilight except everyone is horny but fallen angels. No one deserves to shed braincells the way I did while reading this.

Looking back on this, I only have one question. Actually, two:

although more importantly:

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
 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
my eyes are crying out in pain because they had to suffer through 35 pages of this cringe filled garbage.

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.
ale ♡︎

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
Apr 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-arc
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.
mark monday
Of course this is trash, but it was so creepy and absurd at times that I feel like I should give it more than 1 star. The so bad it's good-ness of it all was kinda fascinating. This was a top YA novel a decade ago? Wow, that's wild.

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
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rock hard abs, tall, lean, this is Patch Cipriano.
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*
But of course, you'll definitely be experiencing more than Patch's hands.
Hmmm. Let's see. With the mysterio
Nov 08, 2009 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
Oct 22, 2009 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
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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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