Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is probably the first book about angels that I’ve ever enjoyed reading. It’s full of action and pretty much completely free of the type of sappy, cheesy garbage that makes up every other story I’ve ever read about angels (which, granted, hasn’t been that many).
Nora Grey meets the mysterious Patch when she is paired up with him in her high school biology class. It’s a slippery slope to attraction from there and suddenly Nora is seeing a lot more of Patch than she ever expected to. Nora’s best friend Vee definitely doesn’t trust Patch, but are they just overreacting?
The plot in Hush, Hush is pretty good but not great. There’s lots of action and it’s a pretty fast paced read but the plot isn’t super original. Parts of it feel like a mash up of several other novels, Patch’s bad boy attitude and how Patch and Nora met feels a little too Twilight-y to me. Fitzpatrick’s writing is really what makes this novel shine. She writes in a way that really engages the reader, crafting a story that keeps you interested straight through to the end of the book.
I thought Nora’s mother was amusing. She’s gone for much of the book due to her job but she’s there just enough to make you wonder why her teenage daughter isn’t supervised more. I understand that there’s not always an easy way for characters in YA novels to have adventures with parents around, but I felt that part was strangely written. Then again, a book about angels so I guess the suspension of reality should extend to parental supervision as well.
I would give this book a 3.5/5 and I would recommend picking it up- it’s worth getting into the series and the next book in the series, Crescendo, is even better than Hush, Hush.