Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Review: Hush, Hush
Type of Copy: Paperback + Audiobook from Library
Received by: RAK
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Teaser from Goodreads
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn 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 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 far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
I was not entirely drawn by the beginning of the book, which is the main reason I had to begin it with an audio book to keep my attention, but after the first 30 pages or so I quit listening to the audio book (mainly because the reader had a weird voice and read to slowly for me to follow along to) and read it on my own, and doing so I was able to get sucked in better.
Most books that contain one plot line (meaning there aren't more than two or three things going on in the story) I find very predictable and I can guess the ending correctly, but in this one I had a hard time trying to figure out what was going to happen in the end, though the final ending did cross my mind it did have several twists that I would never have thought of.
I quite enjoyed all of the characters and I like that the main character, Nora had a minor medical condition that made the story line more realistic, in most books it seems like the characters are near perfect even, and the added aspect that she had a medical condition made it seem more realistic.
The fact that Patch wasn't technically a good guy was different than other books. Most angel books seem to have a very strong good vs. bad aspect, and this one made me flip my view of the situation.
This biggest reason this book has four stars is because I was not drawn for about a fourth of the book. It did not seem to have a hook that I always look for in a book, but in the end it did pull though to get a good score.