Monday, September 6, 2010

6 hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: October 13, 2008
Hardcover, 391 pages
ISBN:  978-1-4169-8941-7

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.

First of all I have to say that the cover to this book is amazing. Truly, if I ever was to buy a book because of the cover this would be the one. However that is not the reason I bought this book. I bought this book because curiosity got the better of me. I had heard that people either loved this book or hated it.  The hate was mostly because of Patch. For those of you who haven't read it, Patch is one of the main characters. He's the sexy bad boy of the book. Some readers viewed Patch as a jerk and wondered if teenage girls were getting the wrong message. The wrong message being letting guys treat you like crap and getting away with it. After reading the book and trying to keep an open mind, I found these claims to be unfounded. It even had me questioning if the haters even read the book.  I thought Becca Fitzpatrick wrote a wonderful story. I read this book in less than 24 hours. The romance between Patch and Nora is a background to the awesome mystery that unfolds. The story kept me guessing to the end. The characters that Becca writes are very dynamic.  There is only one thing that bothered me. Marcie Millar.  Why did Becca have to name the antagonist Marcie. Everyone knows that Marcie is your best friend. Marcie is intelligent, loyal and brave.  Seriously I think Becca should think about renaming the character in the book to a more suitable name. I'm not saying this because my name is Marcie. Okay I am saying this because my name is Marcie. I thought it was worth a try though.

Remember this is just my opinion. To Read or Not To Read, it's your choice.

*picture and summary taken from goodreads

6 comments:

  1. Nice review Marcie...it's always good to get a different take on a book that has been talked about alot!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it!!

    Here's what I think about the whole "girls getting the wrong message" thing. It's fantasy. Patch was a fallen angel, not like the boys occupying the real world. Patch actually had ***SPOILER ALERT*** a blood grudge and wanted her dead. I don't think this is happening much in our high schools, but maybe I'm missing something? I think people need to give teenagers a little more credit, because those who actually take time out of their day to read, are capable of separating fantasy from reality.

    That is of course, just my opinion. :)

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  3. Glad you got around to reading this one before the next one comes out. :) I liked it a lot, too.

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  4. Haha! I love your complaint about this book. I've heard that Marcie has a larger roll to play in the second book & spends quite a bit of time with Patch. Maybe she'll turn out to be loyal, intelligent, and brave after all and the first book was just designed to give us the wrong impression of her character. ;)

    Thanks for sharing your review!

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