This was such an addictive, fast-paced and amazing read! So much better than the synopsis, it really doesn’t give this book justice! Hush Hush is so much more than the typical girl-meets-dangerous-boy ordeal, so much more than a Twilight copy. It was all I was hoping it would be and so much more!
Yes, at first the plot may resemble Twilight quite a lot. A small town where everyone knows everyone. An over-achieving high school girl with not many friends (Nora) who is left by her single parent to look after herself most of the time. A strange, but gorgeous, bad boy (Patch) in her school, who she suddenly gets teamed up with for a school project. But there is so much more to it! The plot was amazing, and quite unique from other similar YA fantasy novels. The concept of fallen angels felt very new and fresh compared to all vampire novels… The story hooked me from the very first page and kept me at the edge the whole way through. There wasn’t a dull moment and the writing was very smooth and with a great flow. But most of all, the characters were absolutely wonderful. All of them were so much more than the one-dimensional archetypes you often find in YA books. (Even the antagonist, who was quite the surprise at the end...)
Nora was such a great and lovable main character. She was both strong and vulnerable, intelligent, attractive and humble. And I really appreciated that she kept her doubts against Patch and others throughout the novel. (That she wasn’t the naïve damsel in distress that Bella Swan sometimes felt like.) I rooted so much for her, but the character that completely stole my heart was of course Patch. Bad boys with a good heart are my favorites… I also really enjoyed Nora and Vee’s friendship. It felt authentic and the dialogue was just so witty and fun!
I basically read this book in one sitting and can’t wait to continue the series to stay in Nora’s and Patch’s world!
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