Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
It was a solid swallow-in-a-single-gulp read and, I have often thought of Meg's "I am full of fear" mantra and smiled.
I'm happy it's received the welcome attention it has in the blogosphere and I knew her next romantic drama would meet with a host of eager readers. When I first read the synopsis for Jennifer Echols ' Forget YouI admit I was completely sucked in by the amnesia angle and the whole waking up to find you have a different boyfriend from the boyfriend you thought you had bit.
I mean, who's not up for that? So many great possibilities when the protagonist herself doesn't know exactly what's going on. Plus, I enjoyed Ms. Echols' writing quite a bit in Going Too Far. And nearing the end of July as we are, this book was fast starting to sound like the perfect summer read to me and I looked forward to it with a high degree of anticipation.
Zoey works at her dad's water park--Slide with Clyde--along with all seventeen other members of her high school swim team. All except Doug Fox. The boy who did a year in juvie and always seems to give Zoey a hard time.
Her friends respect her and admire her for her work ethic and her seemingly perfectly put together exterior. Then her dad knocks up his year-old human resources manager and Zoey finds herself racing the gossip home to her mother before things get any worse.
And for awhile it seems that everything will be all right. Yes, she and her mother are on their own now as her father is going to leap into his midlife crisis with reckless abandon and marry Ashley.
In Hawaii, no less. But then Zoey comes home to find her mother unresponsive on the bed next to a dangerously empty bottle of pills. And suddenly her vaunted ability to keep tight control over her life has disappeared without a trace.
Forced to move back in with her furious father, while her mother resides indefinitely in a mental institution for evaluation, Zoey tries to exert a modicum of control over her life and decides to sleep with her longtime friend and player with a capital P Brandon.
The next thing she knows she wakes up in the hospital, having apparently crashed her car after the party. And, even more mystifying, Doug Fox is attached to her hip.
The large gap in her memory appears to include several vital things and Zoey is determined to find out what they are. I'll just go ahead and start by saying that Forget You is an example of another great setup that fell very flat for me. Much of the problem was plotting issues, along with an abundance of confusion throughout the story.
So many character traits and decisions just didn't add up and I felt like I was constantly scratching my head, like I was missing more puzzle pieces than poor Zoey. I felt incredibly sorry for her. Her mother attempts suicide and then gets locked up in the hospital, where no one will allow Zoey to visit.
Her father is like something out of a nightmare and the boys that she lusts after are neither of them anything to write home about. Her commutation of a one-night stand into a full-blown relationship with Brandon can be chalked up to her completely understandably disordered mental state.Hush, Hush is Becca Fitzpatrick’s devut novel.
Featuring mortal teenagers and fallen angels, not to mention it’s beautiful gothic cover art, this book is bound to be a surefire hit with it’s Young Adult audience. Italicized text is the original publicized text from the book and is entirely the work of Becca Fitzpatrick.
This rendition is entirely satire. It is not meant to offend and I mean no discourtesy. I recognize that authors put a lot of time and work into their novels and I am not trying to disrespect that.4/5.
EDIT: 16/9/ I edited this review just a bit. It's an old review but I think I could have worded some things a little better. There were many Paranormal YA series where I couldn't possibly continue reading after the first book, but the Hush, Hush series is special.
Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies, and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale—all of which debuted as New York Times leslutinsduphoenix.com graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling.
When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or watching crime drams on TV.
Jun 09, · Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick series review. I am glad I read the entire thing, but if this isn't something you've spent your money on already I would tackle some other things on the TBR first.
It definitely had its high and low points. May 14, · Hush, Hush is a YA fantasy romance novel by Becca Fitzpatrick. Plot: Nora, a year-old girl whose father was recently murdered, finds herself a new biology partner in Patch, an angel who has fallen from heaven.
Patch is bad, bad, bad, but Nora can’t help the intense pull she feels toward him.