Summary from Goodreads:
Nora Grey is responsible and smart and not inclined to be reckless. Her first mistake was falling for Patch. Patch has made countless mistakes and has a past that could be called anything but harmless. The best thing he ever did was fall for Nora. After getting paired together in biology, all Nora wants to do is stay away from Patch, 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, as well as the dark path he is about to lead her down. 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?
I first read Hush, Hush back when it was first released in 2010 (how has it been 10 years??) and I absolutely fell in love with the story and the characters. It was one of those books that I loved so much I was never able to review it because I was worried it would turn into a gush fest. And with 13 year old me it most likely would have. Thankfully I have grown quite a bit since then and decided that I would pick up my copy after all these and see if I still loved it as much as I had before.
I can tell you that the answer to that question is yes. I still loved this book as much as I did the first time I ever read it. The story line sucks you in almost straight away and does very little to ease the grip as it continues.
Becca Fitzpatrick does a wonderful job of creating characters that are intriguing and relatable. I would be lying if I said that I haven’t thought about Patch at least once a week for the past 10 years, because I have. That’s not a lie. He is and probably always will be one of my all time favourite book boys. I love the mystery around him, and I loved that the mystery didn’t become too overdone. It never felt forced or comical which I find some of books with a “mysterious boy” have a tendency to have.
One of my favourite parts of the book was the friendship between Nora and Dee. It felt very much like a real life teenage girl friendship. It never felt like the author was trying too hard to convey their connection, it all felt very natural. I always enjoyed reading their interactions and I would eagerly await their next interaction. It reminds me so much of friendships I had when I first read it.
Hush, Hush was one of the first, if not the very first angel focused book I ever read and I think that’s why it has stayed with me so much all these years. It’s such an easy book to get through, the story line flows so well that you never feel the need to take a break and come back. At least, I didn’t. I breezed through this book in one sitting. It is addictive and as such I would avoid starting it if you have something else to do.
I think this has been such a gush fest of a review but it is honestly one of my favourite books and I would recommend you all give it a read if you have not already!
P.S. I promise I’ll review a more recent book soon! I’m just on a serious nostalgia trip and I’ve discovered a lot that was popular years ago haha.
If you have any recommendations leave me a comment below!