Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick | Book Review #97

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A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she 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 Nora her life.

Trigger Warning: Attempted Murder, Murder, Guns, Attempted Suicide, & Stalking.

So when I first heard of Hush Hush, it was around the time that I was reading the third (3rd) instalment into the Fallen saga. I thought that because they both involved angels, the stories would be similar. They’re not, and I am so freaking glad that they’re not.

The only similarity between the two books is that the books are about angels. The mythology around the angels is similar as well, but from what I recall (which is not much, to be honest) the similarities are slim.

What I liked about Hush Hush is that despite the trigger warnings that I got about this book… I like that there isn’t really any fluff about this book. What you read is pretty much what you get.

So the story is told from one point of view, and that view is from Nora. Nora’s considered smart, and I really like that. Like, she even considers herself smart. I like that Nora is very able to trust her instincts, even though it leads up to other people being killed.

There are quite a few things about this story that I liked. I think that’s my problem though, that I only “like” the story. Not that its not bad that I only ended up liking stuff. Did that even make sense?? Anyway, I like how easy it was to read this book, and the story seems to flow so easily, like holy crap. I like how the flow of the book goes as well.

I do like that nearing the end of the book the big conclusion that we find out who was terrorizing the living daylights out of Nora. I also really love the ending of the book and really feel that you could read Hush Hush as a standalone!

What I didn’t like about the book is how easily Vee; Nora’s BFF, fell into the bad guys grip so freaking easily. They played into Vee’s wanting’s and Vee just completely fell for it. Like she was so amazed that she had the attention of these two guys that Vee and Nora just happened to stumble upon, mind you, and doesn’t even trust Nora’s judgement on things.

I didn’t like Elliott and Jules at all. Honestly. They gave off a bad vibe and I can’t believe that Vee didn’t pick up on it despite literally all Nora’s warnings. And I’m pretty neutral on another character, Dabria. I don’t like her, but I don’t not like her either.

When I look back on the story now, I really like the story, and the characters. Even the one I didn’t mention. Especially the one I didn’t mention. Aside from that, I enjoyed getting to know Vee, Patch, and Nora. The story is really about Patch and Nora though, with other characters who come into play later.

I ended up giving Hush Hush 3 stars on GoodReads. While I liked the story, I found that there was something missing. Something more. Who knows, though. Maybe I’ll find that something more when I read the second book!

Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Hush Hush. If you’ve read the Hush Hush book, or saga, what did you think of everything? – Below is the link to Hush Hush on GoodReads if you’d like to check out the book!

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Thanks for reading!

Adele

 

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