Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Format: ARC from publisher
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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.
April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!