After reading really bad books, you’ll come across new worlds that are just so beautiful, you cannot help but wish that they are true. Such is the case of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, the promising start to a four-book series.
Hush, Hush features an ordinary heroine (Nora) who is attracted to her bad boy Bio partner, Patch. At the surface, it seems to have the makings of a typical young adult romance: douchey male lead, clueless female lead, a best friend who wavers from supportive to someone clearly in the enemy territory. Add to the mix Patch’s ex-girlfriend who turns out to be another extraterrestrial being, and you’ve got a potent concoction for a bestseller. Needless to say, I expected to be bored shitless, but I was thankful that I read the book from start to finish.
You see, Patch, the ultimate bad boy in the history of bad boys, turns out to be a true blue fallen angel, who was casted from heavens simply because he fell in love with a mortal. He has two options: get his wings back, or to become a human. These two possibilities are then tied to the life of Nora Grey, as her life or death could determine heaven or earth to Patch.
Of course, this was not explained from the get-go. All that readers can see is how Patch taunts and torments Nora, while Nora is annoyed but cannot stop herself from becoming attracted to Patch. Readers have front row seats as these two characters develop, until one day they cross the line from annoying Bio partner to a friend they would trust with their lives.
That’s not to say that the novel is just a love story, of course. It has another components such as mysterious duo who suddenly appeared and seem to have taken a liking to Nora, inexplicable car crashes, and vanishing dead bodies are just some of them. At a couple of points in the story, the police is even involved.
Over all, Hush Hush is so well-written, it is so easy to fall in love with the characters and to hope that one day a fallen angel would take notice of your puny self and hopefully guard you with his life. That, or at least to touch a fine set of wings would suffice.
🙂 written by: Ellie Peaches Pants 🙂