Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication date: October 13, 2009
Nora Grey is responsible and smart and not inclined to be reckless. Her first mistake was falling for Patch. Patch has a past that could be called anything but harmless. The best thing he ever did was fall for Nora. After getting paired with Patch in biology, all Nora wants to do is stay away from him, but he always seems to be two steps ahead of her. She can feel his eyes on her even when he is nowhere around. She feels him nearby even when she is alone in her bedroom. And when her attraction can be denied no longer, she learns the secret about who Patch is and what led him to her. Despite all the questions she has about his past, in the end, there may be only one question they can ask each other: How far are you willing to fall?
All I can say is, wow. Hush, Hush will not disappoint you. Unless, of course, you don't like reading unique, suspenseful books. I couldn't put it down, and finished it in only a few hours.
The theme of forbidden love has been done a million times before, but Becca Fitzpatrick makes it new and exciting. Patch is mysterious and dangerous; you'll love him one minute and hate him the next. He's an independent guy with a hidden past, and you won't really be able to figure him out until the end. Nora's best friend Vee really got on my nerves sometimes, but she was definitely an important part of the book and I liked her more by the end.
Each chapter brings twists and turns that you'll never see coming, that add complexity to the story. Every time something new was revealed, I was second-guessing myself even though I thought I had it all figured out just a minute before. Don't even think about picking up this book if you've got other important things to do, because they will be shrugged off in favor of finishing Hush, Hush. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole book, and when I finished it I immediately wanted to read it all over again. Amazing debut novel - I can't wait to see what else Becca Fitzpatrick comes up with.
Overall grade: A+