Title: Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Perfect For: Teens and Adults who enjoy Supernatural Romance
Nora is your traditional high schooler-- smart, confident, and working hard towards a good future. Everything is planned out and going well, until Patch becomes her Biology partner. Patch is good looking, mysterious, and pretty much makes a habit of toeing the line and going with whatever suits him best, regardless of how it could be regarded. Nora is immediately aware that there is something dark about Patch, but can't help feeling drawn to him. When she suspects she is being followed, resulting in disastrous consequences for those around her, she doesn't know who to trust. Should she trust Patch, the boy who lives in shades of grey, even though it seems all the crazy things started after his arrival? Ultimately, Nora has to make decisions and those decisions will change her view of what's possible in the world.
I loved Hush Hush. Becca Fitzpatrick has a great standalone tale that exemplifies YA supernatural fiction. This angelic high school title pulled me in from page one and held my attention till the final word on the final page.
The characters are unique in the fact that they aren't all clean cut. Sometimes we girls enjoy rooting for the bad boy type and Patch is definitely that kind of guy. Nora is a strong character, insistent on trying to figure out what is going on and who she can trust. The connection between the two characters, however instant, catches the reader like kids to a candy store. Secondary characters are present throughout the novel and, though easily predicable, help even out the this supernatural tale of romance, action, and mystery.
Fitzpatrick has a hit on her hands and when you read it, you'll see why. The lack of vampires and werewolves is refreshing, and I have a feeling we'll be seeing more angel themed romances for teens to come based off the reception of Hush Hush. And those who are looking for a series? Good news! Even though this could easily be taken a standalone, a sequel is in the works! I highly recommend this title to supernatural romance fans of all ages. You are sure to enjoy it!