Summary: 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 terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen-and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
Hush, Hush is one of those books where I chose to purchase it, simply because of word of mouth.
Choosing not to read the summary, all I had was the cover, and clearly by the looks of it, I knew we were dealing with a fallen Angel. This was to be my first venture into the world of these supreme beings.
That evening I began reading it and found myself consumed by the story-instantly. The next day, I took the book to work, skipped lunch and continued reading the entire hour. Then as soon as I got home, I dove back into the book and did not come up for air, till about 11pm. Thankfully my kids know how to make sandwiches!
I have never been so enthralled by a plot line since the likes of the Twilight Saga.
With regards to the concept of a fallen Angel, I was skeptical. Being a catholic, I do have preconceived notions regarding Angels but before purchasing the book, I knew that I had to put my religious beliefs aside and give myself to Becca.
What I didn't know was I was in turn, giving my heart over as well, as the story between Nora and Patch intensified. What's unique about this girl meets boy, is clearly the boy part. Who and what is Patch; and are his intentions true, is Nora safe with him? The author does an amazing job of creating suspense while delivering delicious little tidbits into Patch's world.
So your probably thinking, is there anything that I didn't like about the book, since clearly I have fallen (get it?) for Patch. Well, if I must say, it would have to be the ending. For me personally, there were too many evil villains in the kitchen, if you know what I mean, but this is truly an unfair comment because Hush, Hush is only the beginning of an overall tale and without looking at the bigger picture, that is an unfair assessment. Maybe another irritant might be that I have to wait till November 16, for the follow up book, Crescendo! Well, again that's not really a complaint. (By the way, those who are intrigued by Angels understand a name is very important. Patch's real name according to the author will be revealed in Crescendo.)
Overall, I thought the concept of a fallen angel worked into a fictional YA story; unique. (Notice how I keep fallen angel, separate from the word fictional. They exist in my book.)
The story line between Nora and Patch was riveting, thrilling and at times, very nail bitting. (Kids. Do not follow in Nora's footsteps and dress in costume, stalking young good looking fallen Angels. Not appropriate.) I absolutely loved Hush, Hush.
So this means I have no choice but to give this book our coveted;