Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Review: Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick

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!

Rating: 4/5


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