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So I borrowed this book from my library back in November I think and it was huge back then, and I guess it still is. Hush, Hush is one of those overly hyped up books of last year (2011). It had everything going for it, the cover, the publisher, and some arc readers. Then it came out to the general public and then came the mixed reviews. Some bloggers I read adore the series and the first book, some of them despise it, and some of them just don't know. I think I'm on the fence of despising the book and just don't know because it was just... strange.
Like the bulk of young adult novels these years Hush, Hush is a paranormal romance, and from the cover of it, it's pretty easy to tell the paranormal part are angels. Becca Fitzpatrick didn't have a distinct writing style you could point out and her word choices were just plain ol' simple. Nothing lavish or intricate, just average. The book was quite short, or maybe I just read it quick because of how simple the writing was. Btw I read it in a day. I spent a whole school's day holiday off reading that book. I'm not spiteful of it, but I'm not glad about it either.
The truth is I still catch myself drifting off to that story line, and maybe see myself reading the sequels. Now let me tell you why I haven't after almost six months. I tried looking for the summary of the next one because I wanted to know what I was getting into. I like to know what I'm getting into, especially when I have mixed feelings about the first one. Though, my resources weren't limited I chose Wikipedia for some dumb reason, started reading the synopsis and then after the third paragraph realized that it was telling me everything that happen in the story. BIG DOWNER. Have I ever mentioned that I hate Wikipedia? Well, now I have.
Characters. Oh do I have a lot to say about the characters. Nora is the protagonist and she's pretty much a better version of the author. (Not dissing the author, just what I've conjured up from interview videos, and reading this book) She's alright, nothing excitingly special about her. Of course, but there is. There is a mysteriously charming and frustrating to understand love interest, Patch. Now, can I say who has a name called Patch? I know Patch was a filler name to change later on, according to the author, but she could have changed it for the public. I mean please, Patch! Patch's what you assume he is. I don't think there needs to be an explanation. Oh, and then there's Nora's best friend Vee. Oh how she annoys me so much. Vee is more annoying than Alice from Twilight (even though all the characters say she is, I think for the Twihards out there we all agree she's amazing). Vee makes these strange and eradicate plans that I really don't think is very realistic to the average teenage girl. So I guess that makes her special. Then there are a bunch of side characters and enemies that you don't fully get the idea of them in the first novel.
I have some worries about the people who liked this novel, but I also respect your opinion, and I hope you respect my brutally honest review of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Because I give this novel a head shakes, thumb down, shoulders shrug. (2 out of 5)