It took me a while to pick up Hush Hush, Seven months to be exact. It sat on my shelf beckoning me to read it, but as my book collection grew and I wanted to get through a few of my older second hand books it got put under the pile to read until I recently watched a bucket load of review videos that prompted me to slide it out, open it up and devour the world Becca Fitzpatrick has created and I'm glad I did.
This novel is one of the very few that I picked up and put life on hold,( regardless of what was happening around) me to read. For me to read 80 pages in less than an hour has to mean something and while I am giving it 4.5 stars there were some parts of the novel, minor as they were, that didn't let this book reach 5. It is in my top favourites though.
Of the many reviews I read and watched there were a few people who didn't enjoy the book and though it to be a cheap knock of from Stephenie Meyers Twilight Series. How they perceived this overall I am unsure, but I do agree that early in the book there are some scenes and character traits that reminded me briefly of Twilight. However, it ends after the few chapters and sets it own path for an unique plot.
Hush Hush is not a straight forward romance, or fantasy and more of a YA Thriller with romance, supernatural subplots, Action and plenty of suspense. It has its quiet moments, but each scene drags you deeper into the story and makes you want to keep reading to find out who is this mysterious person in the Ski mask and the truth about Patch and Nora's [Main Character] new and old friends.
I loved Vee, Nora's best friend as I could connect with her on a very intimate level. As with all the characters, I felt myself liking nearly every character, even the bad ones that you're not meant to like, simply because Becca Fitzpatrick's writing style let me feel like I was inside her world and that I was Nora and her life was happening to me. The only character I disliked was Miss Green, her character was rather sketchy and while I understand she was meant to be perceived like that, I thought that she could have gone a little more into that character.
Hush Hush makes it into my favourites list for its originality, never see coming plot twists and an ending that concluded all the questions I'd been asking myself along the way. I can't think that there is anything else I want to know that wasn't covered, and am overly excited to read Crescendo when it comes out on the shelves in September [I believe.]