After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

53. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick



Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 391
Format: ARC from publisher
Available: 10-13-09
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Finished: 9-27-09

I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I received Hush, Hush. It's not a bad book, not by far, and it caught my interest enough to finish it in two days, but this is definitely a book geared more toward the Twilight series type of fan. This isn't meant as a slight to either Hush, Hush, Twilight or it's fan-base, it's just at the end of the book, I don't feel that I was that vested in any future developments with these characters (there is a sequel in the works, titled Crescendo).

Nora Grey is your typical, hardworking high school student who doesn't feel she has time for boys with her busy schedule. That is, until she meets the new, mysterious transfer, Patch. Patch is everything that Nora thinks should be dangerous in a boy: he's handsome, slightly cocky, very mysterious and knows exactly how to get under her skin. As they are forced to get to know one another through a Biology project, Nora begins to suspect that there may be something more to Patch that he's not letting on, something that may or may not be supernatural (if you look at the cover, it's the biggest clue to this part of the story). Nora ends up finding herself in danger and Patch comes to the rescue and saves her, cementing her love for him.

I felt that the back and forth, will they or won't they kiss that went on for the first 2/3 of the book was a little tedious after awhile. I know it's there to build the every rising sexual tension between the two characters, but honestly, after awhile I just wanted to scream, "Just get it over with already! You know you want to kiss him, just do it!" The end of the book had a decent enough twist to it, even though I more less had it worked out what was going on, I didn't have all the pieces in place. Like I said, this isn't a bad book, far from it; it's very well written and fast paced and for the most part, the characters are believable. I just think you need to be a fan of this particular genre of book, and I'm just not that fan. To those that are, though, I can honestly say I think I'd recommend this book to you.

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