Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzgerald

Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library.   

Today's book is Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzgerald.

I kind of cringe inside doing this review, because I've already seen other people's reviews. People love this book, but I did not. I didn't hate it, but it frustrated me. Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

Patch is a fallen angel with a self-promoting agenda. He's sinister, cocky, arrogant, dangerous and sadistic. In spite of this, Nora Grey, our weak-minded MC, is attracted to him.

Hold on. What? She's attracted to him?

That's right. Because he's got a nice body and black eyes.

I couldn't get over this. There was nothing likeable about Patch. What an awful message. If a guy is terrible, but cute, go ahead and explore the relationship?

And there was a very Twilight-ish moment when Nora hops on the internet and googles fallen angels, then realizes what Patch is. Only Patch wasn't endearing, protective, romantic, or anything like our favorite vampire counterpart (Edward, in case you're wondering) that might redeem him in my eyes. He's mysterious and creepy up until the very end. The VERY END.

In the last chapter, he suddenly acts like a nice guy that you might want to have as a boyfriend. Whoa. Personality change.

The book held my attention, but it also annoyed me. There were also two other creeps who followed Nora around, beating people up and getting in her mind. It was one of those books that I kept reading because I thought, "Everyone likes this. It has to get good somewhere."

Uh, no. Sorry, all you fans out there.

I give this book an D.

A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it


  1. This has happened to me before. I get all excited because everyone and their mother just had to read that special book and I was like 'meh'. Why is that? Are half of them lying? lol. I haven't read this book yet.

  2. Don't get me started on this book. That's all I have to say.

  3. Really, Kasie, you mean it wasn't just me? Oh yay! Unless, of course, you were saying you loved it and didn't want to get started ranting at me...hee hee.

    Do you have a review on your blog? I'd love to find a similar opinion!

  4. Unfortunately, because I don't have the anonymity that you enjoy on your blog, I only review books that I liked (or at least liked more than didn't). So, since I didn't review this book....

  5. ah ha! And now you've discovered *why* I am anonymous. :)

  6. I've heard this exact same complaint from several readers!

  7. I recently came across your blog when I was googling hush, hush (finished reading it in about 24 hours). After reading over your blog, I see we've read many of the same books and had a lot of the same opinions.

    One series of books I want to recommend to you would be the Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass). Absolutely loved these books, and hope you share my opinion.

  8. Thank you, Mrs. Thomas! I will be sure to check those books out!

  9. I read this book in one day and I figured Patch was able to kind of mind control her in a way so he can make his sacrifice to be human. But it did hold my attention. It also made me think of how a teenager has all these "problems" that are bigger than what they are and this author just put a spin on it. Also, I think a majority of females out there have fallen for the jerk because he was cute and gave the hint of a nice guy when he felt it appropriate. Patch certainly had those qualities. This book isn't for those who think about everything that deals with actual everyday situations, hence the reason why there is a Fiction section in any book store and library.

  10. I knew there had to be a defender out there! After all, it gets great reviews everywhere else. I read fiction. Love it. Love paranormal. But this didn't do it for me.

  11. LMFAO. Even though I love the book, i loved your review too.(accidentally stumbled upon it) x'D Kinda weird, considering I've grown to really hate Twilight. But, I think I've loved the character of Patch because I love his cocky attitude, and sarcastic responses. It's kind of sexy. ;P You know, how every girl loves a bad boy, cause she always thinks she could be the one thing that doesn't keep him all BAMF? I think that's what attracts readers to patch and Hush Hush.
    But yes, it's nice to see a different outlook on the book. ^_^

  12. I gotta say I enjoyed Hush, Hush. I look forward to reading Crescendo just to see what other kind of stupidness Patch will do. I guess I found it more ironic than anything. Even centuries old Angels make dumb mistakes too. and it was better than Fallen (author?)...I look forward to what you say about the immortal instruments series...

  13. why, why did it have to end like that?? Grrr. after all Patch went through.

  14. Its a teenage paranormal love book for female teenagers of the Twilight Era (This=Massive Sales), its not surprising why adults find it vulgar. Teenagers have growing bodies with hormones all over the place causing high dosages of pheremones. No wonder they love it, it makes them well you know. And a sexy, dark, mysterious, promiscuous teenage boy would do that even if he is only fiction. Adults will find this repulsive. Haha I must say. What annoys me is the fact that this book is a COVER/Parody/MORE COVER of Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. I mean seriously: The Science Lab scene, The Google Search, Mystery Boy who stalks. (But thats why 'Twilight era' Teenage Girls will be reading it) Oh and the heroine could have been better seriously, it super annoys me how stupid she is, WOW! it just made me want to jump in and donk her on the head! I was literally shouting at her (maybe coz im crazy?) haha... But yeah, this book maybe not the best but the characters were interesting they made the book make you want to read it which is what it should do, so i recommend it, because its still a book with creative ideas maybe not the best but it certainly gives you a rollercoaster of a ride(LITERALLY), but it is quite typical-again- read it and opinionate it yourself and its good there are different types of critics out there they should put there input just dont read too into what everyone else says (OPINIONATE IT YOURSELF). But past that, YOU HAVE TO READ CRESCENDO the second book, and no i am not a huge fan of Hush, Hush or second series but i am of Crescendo i just think Crescendo is much more original than Hush, Hush and it really brings out the plot and the characters much better! TRUST ME. (sorry if im giving mixed signals) bhahah . -Rose

  15. Oh and one more thing, Its by becca fitzpatrick not fitzgerald. -Rose