Rumor has it that ‘Hush, hush is meant to start a trend of angels in YA literature, and although I can’t say that I think angels will usurp vampires anytime soon, I liked the concept and I’d definitely buy the sequel- my heart beat faster than average throughout the entire book!
The awesome cover art is an immediate pull, and I think it even won a blog-hosted ‘best cover’ competition. Plus, I love Becca Fitzpatrick’s author photo. In the event that I ever get a book published, I want her photographer. (Yes, yes, I do photography, but my tripod/10-second-timer skills are terrible.) However, the author name and book title that’s often printed on every two-page spread was at the bottom, which was distracting at first but improved as I got farther into the book.
Onto the characters—the romance between Nora and Patch was strange at times, because there were many sudden fluctuations in her feelings for him; fear, lust, fear, lust, etc. Then again, there was some mind alteration going on! I also personally think that she ended up finally trusting him a tad too fast. However, I disagree with the complaints that some people have about Patch not revealing his motivations for his feelings; he wasn't exactly a pour-your-heart-out kind of guy! ;)
I would have liked to know more about the version of heaven these angels came from, though I understand that it could be difficult to delve into that without touching more intensely on religion, which can be controversial.
Overall, this was a great, original read that I could barely keep away from (much to the dismay of my lunch partners) and can't wait to see more of. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Crescendo, out in November!