Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

63%

34 Critic Reviews

I didn't love the love story. That was the main point of the book, so it was unfortunate that I didn't connect with it. Maybe I have read too many YA novels lately, but the whole premise for the romance seemed cliche and overdone.
-Deborah's Books

Synopsis

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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.
 

About Becca Fitzpatrick

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Becca Fitzpatrick’s books, Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence were all New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado. Visit her at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.
 
Published September 27, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 404 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Hush, Hush
All: 34 | Positive: 22 | Negative: 12

Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Dana on Sep 23 2012

I really loved this book, and on many occasions have gone back to read and reread my favorite bits.

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Suite 101

Excellent
Reviewed by Ryan Greenham on Jun 07 2012

The underlying attraction between Patch and Nora grows at a natural pace. 

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Love Vampires

Excellent
Reviewed by Love Vampires on Jun 01 2012

Full of unexpected events and till the last few pages the main mystery remains unresolved.

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Your Entertainment Corner

Below average
Reviewed by Judybopp on Dec 11 2012

I was confused and shook my head quite a bit at the protagonist, Nora.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by tmclark on Nov 01 2011

In my opinion this book was amazing and I absolutely loved it. 

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The Book Smugglers

Below average
Reviewed by Ana on Oct 12 2009

Suffice to say that: the cover of the book is awesome. And that is just about as positive as this review is going to get.

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Once Upon a Twilight

Good
Reviewed by Lisa on Oct 04 2011

This book and so far the series in general, is very addictive.

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Book Thingo

Below average
Reviewed by Decadence on Nov 02 2011

Who might not enjoy this book: Readers who hated Twilight, like gentlemanly heroes and expect their heroines to be strong, well-defined, independent and kick-arse.

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The Australian Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Australian Bookshelf on Oct 07 2011

As soon as I closed Hush, Hush I immediately started reading Crescendo to find out what happens next!

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Books And Movies

Below average
Reviewed by Carrie K on Nov 03 2009

Now that I’ve immersed myself in the world of YA lit, I find that this formula has gotten repetitive. There were many times while reading Hush, Hush that I wanted to reach into the book and shake Nora for the foolish decisions she was making.

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Escape in a Book

Above average
Reviewed by Sylke on Jun 28 2012

Lately there's been a bit of a craze about angel books, more and more pop up. While I absolutely love most angel books, I thought this one was a bit too complicated and similar to Twilight.

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A Little Shelf of Heaven

Good
Reviewed by Kristy on May 25 2012

The thing that made it for me was the characters. 

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Books That Spark!

Good
Reviewed by Books Spark on Apr 28 2012

‘Hush, Hush’ was an exciting, tense read for me. 

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Young Adult Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by YA Reviews on Mar 12 2012

This story is yet another fallen angel romance, but somehow still finds a way to be unique and interesting. 

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YA Fantasy Author

Good
Reviewed by Rhiannon Paille on Feb 04 2012

Hush Hush was a book I gushed about. It was so much better than Twilight. I soared through the pages, drunk in every sexy scene with Patch.

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Between the Pages

Good
Reviewed by Loretta on Nov 28 2011

Hush, Hush was a very intense read that I did not want to put down. 

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My Library in the Making

Good
Reviewed by Kazhy on Oct 15 2012

Becca Fitzpatrick perfectly balanced mystery, suspense, and romance so it's no surprise how well Hush, Hush has done in the market. 

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Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews and Goodies

Good
Reviewed by Silverlight on Aug 30 2012

A great book filled with many characters, that you will have no problem following, and enjoying. 

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Deborah's Books

Below average
Reviewed by Dena McMurdie on Jul 17 2012

I didn't love the love story. That was the main point of the book, so it was unfortunate that I didn't connect with it. Maybe I have read too many YA novels lately, but the whole premise for the romance seemed cliche and overdone.

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Steph Likes Books

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie on Jun 01 2012

There are some very steamy moments between Nora and Patch that will leave your heart racing!

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What's Beyond Forks?

Good
Reviewed by Beyond Forks on May 24 2012

Hush, Hush was one of those books that wouldn't let me put it down. 

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Book Love 101

Below average
Reviewed by Booklove101 on Oct 24 2011

I had a few peeves with this book and they never really seemed to get resolved.

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Loving Books

Good
Reviewed by Geplaatst door Loving Books op on May 10 2011

Four stars for Hush, Hush - because I didn't la-la-love it, but I'm still really excited to read the next book in the series!

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Hipster Zoe

Below average
Reviewed by Zoe on Aug 21 2012

Patch is creepy and not all that romantic . . . And I think both Nora and Vee are cringingly, hopelessly stupid.

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What's Your Story

Below average
Reviewed by Ashley on Jun 07 2012

No. That's all I have to say. No to the book, the characters, the plot, everything.

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Word Bird

Below average
Reviewed by Madeleine Rex on Jun 01 2012

It is far less satisfying and there are, in my opinion, crucial romance and character flaws. 

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Dale's Palace

Good
Reviewed by Dale on May 07 2012

You have to love Vee's hyper, on-the-edge personality. Patch is sexy, dangerous, and all bad boy.

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A World of Worlds

Good
Reviewed by Ella on Mar 29 2012

It has drama, action, romance, and a very hot fallen angel, what more can you ask for?

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The Book Slooth

Good
Reviewed by Book Slooth on Feb 26 2012

If you're going to read a few of the angel bunch, I would suggest Hush, Hush to be in your top 5. 

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Such a Teenage Bookworm

Good
Reviewed by Kristen on Dec 16 2011

I can't wait to get Crescendo, the sequel to Hush, Hush! I loved this book.

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The Write Obsession

Above average
Reviewed by Lan on Dec 08 2011

Overall, Hush, Hush was a quick and easy read and I would recommend to those who like a paranormal romance. I'll even go so far as to say that I wouldn't mind reading the sequel.

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Radiant Shadows

Below average
Reviewed by Kelly on Oct 23 2011

There were a few (or a lot) of things that I either didn’t like, didn’t find plausible, or just didn’t understand.

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The Great, the Good, and the Bad

Below average
Reviewed by Jules on Oct 18 2011

There was quite a lot of Tell rather than Show throughout the novel.

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Harmony Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by harmonybookreviews on Aug 31 2009

Hush, Hush is one of those heart-racing, edge of your seat books that you’ll put down once and want to pick up again and again.

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