Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush

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A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love... This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the Nephilim, and super-alluring bad boy, Patch, now her deskmate in biology class. Together they find themselves at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim... Forced to sit next to Patch in science class, Nora attempts to resist his flirting, though gradually falls for him against her better judgment. Meanwhile creepy things are going on with a mysterious stalker following her car, breaking into her house and attacking her best friend, Vi. Nora suspects Patch, but there are other suspects too - not least a new boy who has transferred from a different college after being wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. And he seems to have taken a shine to Nora... Love certainly is dangerous... and someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for it. The first book in the bestselling Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Black Ice and Dangerous Lies. Find out what happens to Nora and Patch in Crescendo, Silence and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 300g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847386962
  • 9781847386960
  • 12,578

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Fitzpatrick's writing is addictive, and once you start, you can't stop... teenagers with wings have never looked so good. * Wondrous Reads Blog * There's an electric quality to the way it evolves... Arresting and inspiring. * Books For Keeps * A fast-paced, exhilarating read... fans of paranormal romance should be rapt. * Publisher's Weekly * This story is a rollercoaster of twists and turns and a mystery besides. There isn't a moment to get bored with this white-knuckle ride! * Evening Standard * At the top of the pile of bloodletting romantic fiction - the pace is slick and the scenarios genuinely chilling. * The Bookseller *show more

About Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick lives in Colorado. Hush, Hush was her first novel, and after completing the series, wrote romantic thrillers Black Ice and the upcoming Dangerous Lies. When she's not writing, Becca is most likely to be found prowling sales racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. You can visit her on more

Review Text

This edition: Hardcover. Ages: above 14.Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. 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.But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems 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 she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her more

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Our customer reviews

To be brutally honest I did not enjoy this book. Do not be fooled by the title, as captivating as it is the title did not live up to the books expectations. Yes there was mystery, romance, angels etc, but the characters (personally I think) are freakishly pretentious. The book is another typical young adult fiction novel, however, there are plenty typical young adults novels out there that are actually captivating and entertaining to read. This book however lack personality, character and more
by Julie Dinh
I love the fact she's added mystery, as to who is after her! It's even better that I was wrong as to who it was. The shock made it more readable, suspense as to what would happen. I have already ordered Cresendo. If your looking for a first person point of view book, this is a good read, with romance, action and more
by Natalie Cleary
I mostly read positive reviews about Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I waited quite a while for the German release of this novel. I've got no idea when it happed, but over the last year I have become a huge fan of angel novels. So after I had my wisdom tooth operation, Hush, Hush came miraculously flying to my bed as a consolation. Nora, our heroine is a kind character, unfortunately she doesn't stick out. It wasn't my best connection to a main protagonist, but it was okay. Patch is the total opposite of Nora. He is a real bad boy, playing games all the time, always trying to attract and provoke. Patch's intentions are ambivalent, his personality appears almost schizophrenic to me, which could be really interesting for a further character development but sometimes just scared me. On the one hand he is on a mission to destroy her but then he seems to be in love with her at the same time. His character confused me and never appeared as likeable as Nora sees him or wants him to be. Although it says opposites attract, I cannot think of Nora and Patch as an adorable couple. I am always in need for a good mix of emotions, going from romantic to passionate. It's said that both fall in love, but it doesn't convince me. In my opinion there are too little signs of emotion and too many secrets hidden to keep that relationship working. Secondary characters like a best friend or two male students, who are usually applied to enrich the story and actions, only annoyed me. My thoughts always circled around the relationship between Nora and Patch because other characters weren't diverting enough to catch my further attention. What I really appreciate about Hush, Hush, is the complex web of thoughts that Fitzpatrick seems to spin around the whole love story. Mission-like flashbacks guarantee a deeper sight into the events and the reasons behind them. Past and present are interwoven and only make sense in combination. I rushed through this novel, experiencing high-class bad boy action. Still I have some issues with Hush, Hush that eat up the bad boy bonus and make me give it an only average rating. THE VERDICT Hush, Hush is another novel about angels, the fallen and how their destinies are interwoven with and depend on the actions and life of a single human. I am still going to read the sequel to find out what developments Fitzpatrick has planned for their characters and how she intends to solve certain more
by MissPageTurner
I really did not enjoy this book, I thought it was boring and the characters were self absorbed and interacted in a disappointing way. I honestly thought it was going to be bettershow more
by Naomi Impellizzeri
I have to admit that at first i didn't want to read this book! Not that there was something wrong with it, but everytime it appeared on my suggested books list, i continuesly ignored it. Till one day, i decided that i should actually give it a chance, due to the fact that i have already read lots and lots of books, several of them not so good, so what's one more, right?!Well, wrong! From the first pages of Hush, Hush i was compelled! i mean, really, it's been a long time since i read a book and actually couldn't know what was going to happen next!! Everytime, i was 'wtf?!'. So many twists and turns, so many unpredictable things and i have to say with absolute certainty that till the end, you are completely thrilled!! And i have to mention, this book is just not another angels book!!nuh-uh!! Fitzpatrick was able to create something brand-new from an already known story!And that's the beauty of it! She's not afraid to use her imagination and that's what's making the book so interesting till the end, without the reader being able to predict the plot! And of course, the characters!Fitzpatrick was able to create so real characters that you felt the excitement, the irritation (because i have to admit, Patch was soooo irritating and arrogant to the first half of the book!!But at the same time, he had an appeal to us readers!), the confusion about what was going on, the complete attraction, and all the other confusing feelings!! I definately propose this awesome book to all the fans of fiction! it's something that you will enjoy and i bet on that, so give it a chance and you will be pleasantly surprised!!And from now on, i will always pay attention to my suggested-books list!show more
by amalia
I must start my review with an appertiser for this book.... "He spread his hands on the counter, just outside my hips. Tilting his head to one side, he moved closer. His scent , which was all damp dark earth, overwhelmed me............"You should go, " I breathed. "You should definitely go." "Go here?' His mouth was on my shoulder" Or here?". It moved up my neck. "My brain couldn't process one logical thought. Patch's mouth was roaming north, up over my jaw, gently sucking at my skin....." WOW!!!! I loved this book. I read twice ,2nd may 2010 and 3rd May 2010. Refreshing a male lead character , Patch, who was flawed in so many ways but underneath was good. I can't look at Taco making the same way ever again. I loved the 'POW's'!!! I call a POW where the reader is blind sided, didn't see it coming. Patch was a difficult character, full of secrets, mysterious, sexy and ultimately the saviour but no doubt also has his dark terrible secrets. I just loved Patch and his personality, he just oozes it. He is a combination bad guy/good guy . At one stage I was yelling ''NOOOOOOOOOO!!!'' ,when I discovered Patch's motive. It was refreshing to have interesting names in this book. Nora the female lead, Vee her best friend albeit you have to wonder sometimes about the title 'best friend'. I thought Nora's mum was a bit , "daft" through out this book , considering. I love a good POW!!! and I think there is a great POW!! in this book. Becca Fitzpatrick has the reader ''brainwashed'' in this tale of a fallen, 'uber smexi' angel and a girl. The book cover is a draw the tells alot before you open the book. 'Crescendo' ( sequel), will tell me just how bad Patch really is , current release date October 19 2010. I did have some unanswered questions at the end of the book, but that's what 'Crescendo' , is for. "Crescendo" I can not literally wait for. When I finished this book I ran around in circles I wanted to read "Crescendo" that badly, but I must wait:( Quotes: "You smell good, too," said Patch. "It's called a shower." I was staring straight ahead. When he didn't answer, I turned sideways. "Soap. Shampoo. Hot water." "Naked. I know the drill." "You possess other people's...bodies." He accepted that statement with a nod. Do you want to possess my body?" I want to do a lot of things to your body, but that's not one of them." "...I'm not good", he said, piercing me with eyes that absorbed all light but reflected none, "but I was worse."show more
by Michelle Auricht
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