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Buddy Read: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: Hush Hush, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 299 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2011 by WSOY
Becca Fitzpatrick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Langennut Enkeli”.


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 that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

I made a post about all the books I want to buddy read here and this book was among that list. Thankfully Sam @ Fictionally Sam was willing to buddy read it with me. I first read Hush Hush in secondary school when I needed to reading something that didn’t have vampires in it.

“Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn’t.”

Our heroine Nora has an absent mom. It’s not that she doesn’t care about Nora but after her father died her mom had to travel a lot to get enough money to keep their house. Nora has a deal with her mother; she behaves responsibly, so she doesn’t need constant supervision. Nora doesn’t want to do anything to make her mom change her mind since she likes her freedom.

I still love Patch Cipriano but not as much as I used to. He was one of my first book boyfriends and teenage me was totally obsessed with him. He’s a mysterious guy from Nora’s class and he’s suddenly everywhere Nora looks.

I don’t have much to say about romance yet. Falling for Nora is the last thing Patch expects but then he can’t stay away. I love how sassy they are and how Patch called her Angel.

I have mixed feelings about Nora’s best friend Vee. It’s not that she’s dislikable or anything. Quite the opposite actually but she doesn’t really think anything besides boys. I mean she gave Nora’s last name to a total strangers. What if they were serial rapists or murderers? It also annoyed me that Elliot could do no wrong in her eyes.

I remember Hush Hush being my favorite book of the series but I’m hoping to enjoy the later books more than I remember.

4 stars

4 thoughts on “Buddy Read: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

  1. Great review! I feel like you summed up all your points meticulously. It’s so great that you got to buddy read this! I’ve actually never buddy read a book before, but I desperately want to. I’ve actually never read this book but I feel like a younger me would have loved Patch too. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the other books in this series!


  2. AH! I am so glad I got to buddy read this with you! I am with you on the mix feelings of Vee, I felt like she was super two dimensional in the sense that she was all snarky amusing comments and the rest of the time she was just annoying. Patch will forever make me swoon. lol.

    Can’t wait to get to the next one with you! Great review Jamsu!

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  3. oh man I read this book forever ago, and I think the school library either didn’t have the rest of the books or they were checked out so I never finished the series 😅 I’m glad this one mostly held up to rereading, and I hope you enjoy the later books more too!


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