Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Book Addict Reviews: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Order Online: Amazon.com
Author Info: Goodreads | Website
Rating: 4 stars
Borrowed this book from a friend who recommended it.
In A Nutshell:
Nora Grey has a new biology partner--one she did not pick and one she does not understand. Patch is quiet, complicated, and secretive. But somehow he knows things about her that even her best friend does not know. Nora is confused, but slowly her confusion shifts to intrigue and interest. And slowly Nora learns that there are forces in her life that she never expected--forces she used to think were the stuff of myths and legends.
This book raced through the informal book club in my office--everyone who read it raved about it. So when my turn came, my expectations were rather high--which kind of worried me especially when I learned that this book was Becca Fitzpatrick's debut novel. What if it did not live up to my expectations?
However, I am happy to report that this book definitely lived up to my high expectations. Becca Fitzpatrick put together a gripping story that had me turning the pages as quickly as I could. I was so engrossed at one point that I missed my stop on the light rail and had to walk a little longer to get to my office. But it was worth it because the story was so good!
Becca Fitzpatrick impressed me with the characters she created and the growth that we see over a relatively short period of time. For instance, Nora Grey has a complicated and gripping history that contributes to her unique combination of vulnerability and strength.
Becca Fitzpatrick, also, created interesting relationships. For instance, Nora and her best friend, Vee, are an interesting combination of birds of a feather and complimenting opposites. Together, they make a pair that I want to be friends with. I want to be in Vee's Neon going to Enzo's for coffee and pastries.
And in the end, Becca Fitzpatrick left me with a cliff hanger that made me want to run out and get book two as quickly as possible.
I immediately requested book two from the library (good thing I already read two of my three resolution books and have the third partially done before Crescendo was available--or I may have failed on my resolutions before I really got started!):