Friday, September 11, 2009
HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
I received a copy of this Young Adult title through Barnes and Noble's First Look program. The premise of the book intrigued me.
Bookish Nora Grey leads a quiet teenage life until bad boy Patch shows up in school one day. When Nora and Patch are partnered up for health class, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him in spite of herself. When Nora is subjected to a serious of bizarre and frightening encounters, she begins to suspect that Patch is more than he seems. Nora finds herself caught in a battle of immortals and fallen angels and she doesn't know who she can trust.
While this book will probably draw inevitable comparisons to the TWILIGHT series, I think the subject of fallen angels is a creative and fascinating one. Fitzpatrick draws on apocryphal material to engage readers and create an interesting take on an old topic. While some of the characters may come off as stock, the story is action-packed and the ending is clever and leaves the reader wanting more.
This young adult title will be released on October 13, 2009.
BOTTOM LINE: Recommended. While older readers may not find enough content in this book, it is a quick entertaining read and a good recommendation for fans of TWILIGHT who are looking for something new to read.