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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick - Guest Reviewer: Maria

Please welcome my new friend, Maria, to the blog as she makes her debut post here at Fictional Candy.  I have a feeling that in no time she will catch the book blogging bug, and have her own website up and running!

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Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Format read: Personal Print Copy

From Goodreads:
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. 

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. 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. 

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life

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The premise of the book is the typical paranormal teenage romance, at first too much like that OTHER paranormal romance, Twilight, but at the same time is refreshing to read about fallen angels and archangels living amongst humans. From the first page to the last page I couldn’t put the book down wanting to find out the story behind falling angels.  For over 300 pages that felt like 10 I was immersed in the world of fallen Angels with Patch a dark, handsome, mysterious man  that at times seems too cocky and others too vulnerable who is trying to figure out his place in the world. Then there is Nora, the average high school student, shy, smart barely popular which makes the perfect combination for these star crossed lovers. 

Nora and Patch are forced together as lab partners who seem to hate each other at first, but as Nora starts to get disturbing dreams that are very vivid, she finds that the only person she can trust is Patch. As she comes to grip with who he really is, she must decide if he is her enemy or her savior.  Throughout the story she must figure out if everything in her life is true or she’s living a nightmare where a lurking enemy is trying to kill her for reasons mysterious reasons.

As someone who believes that there is a reason for everything and everyone that bumps into our lives, Nora and Patch’s story reminded me that sometimes answers are closer than we think. The story took my imagination into what some believe is a reality about falling angels being closer than we think.  This refreshing book is well worth the read if you want to explore the supernatural romance genre besides vampires and werewolves.