Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review of hush, hush by Becca Fitzgerald

Review of hush, hush by Becca Fitzgerald
Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Dark, handsome Patch is new at school, and he turns out to be Nora Gray’s new biology lab partner. Nora is attracted to Patch, but she’s also rather scared of him. He seems to know a lot about her, even her deepest secrets, and she can’t find anything out about him! In fact, it’s almost like he appeared out of nowhere! It seems like everywhere Nora goes with her best friend, Vee, Patch is there, too. Could he stalking her? And who is the person disguised in the black clothes and the ski mask? Patch is actually a fallen angel who has lost his wings. He must decide if he wants to become a guardian angel by saving Nora’s life or if he wants to become human by killing her.

Fans of the Twilight series, you will not be disappointed with this novel! First time author, Becca Fitzgerald, holds readers spellbound with her descriptions of eerie characters and breathy romance. The main characters are extremely well-developed. Nora is smart and likeable; Patch is mysterious, handsome, and brooding; and Vee, Nora’s best friend, is impulsive and funny! Many times Nora found herself alone in dark, seedy places looking for Vee, which felt a little contrived, but was still exciting. The ending of the book had unexpected twists and turns and nonstop action! Chase scenes, attempted murder, mistaken identities, and mirages abound!

The book is a real page turner! I recommend it for high school and public libraries.