Monday, 2 November 2009

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick


A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love...This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the Nephilim, and super-alluring bad boy, Patch, now her deskmate in biology class. Together they find themselves at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim...Forced to sit next to Patch in science class, Nora attempts to resist his flirting, though gradually falls for him against her better judgment. Meanwhile creepy things are going on with a mysterious stalker following her car, breaking into her house and attacking her best friend, Vi. Nora suspects Patch, but there are other suspects too - not least a new boy who has transferred from a different college after being wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. And he seems to have taken a shine to Nora...Love certainly is dangerous...and someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for it.


With fans of Twilight loving the film and having devoured the series, there has been a lot of questions about what people will fall in love with next. What will rule the hearts of YA readers as well as the minds in the epic YA battle that’s seem numerous titles fall by the wayside. Well that question is going to be answered pretty definitely with this title by new author Becca Fitzpatrick. Within this tightly written text is a tale of love, intrigue and above all mystery as two people who are fated to be together try to fight destiny to no avail.

Add to the mix the phobia of the unknown as well as the possibility of an unhinged mind and you have a tale that is going to stay with you long after the final page is turned. Well written, lovingly crafted with a savvy protagonista with a love interest so quirky and unpredictable it is going to have the reader with their heart in their mouth the whole way. Will be interesting to see how it develops in future novels. An absolute cracker.

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