I’ve wavered on reading Hush, Hush for a while now. The thing that finally pushed me into reading it was discovering Fitzpatrick is a Colorado girl, like me. I went into Hush, Hush with low expectations. I had seen reviews that absolutely loved it and ones that ripped it apart. To err on the side of caution, I tried to not think too much about how I thought it would go. Hush, Hush had a bit of a slow start, but it definitely sucked me in by the end.
The story itself wasn’t overly confusing, but it wasn’t simple either. There are a lot of players and a lot of suspicion going around. It makes for an intense read that I didn’t want to put down. I didn’t want to have to break up any part of the novel, afraid I’d miss some little detail when I started reading again.
Fitzpatrick dove right into the story, but the beginning still felt a little slow. I wasn’t able to understand the Nora-Patch connection and for a little while, it felt more awkward than anything else. But eventually, the story falls into a groove and things started to make sense. I could see the Patch that was hidden for the first part of the novel and I started to really like him. I’m not completely head over heels for him yet, but he’s definitely on my list.
I was able to connect with Nora right away. She’s a very likable girl, even though she has a couple moments of teen stupidity. I liked that she had those moments. It made her the 16 year old girl she’s supposed to be. I think that’s what I liked best about her. She wasn’t overly mature, but she wasn’t the complete opposite and dumber than a doorknob. She’s a 16 year old girl, through and through.
I’m very happy I finally gave in and gave Hush, Hush a read. It was an enticing fallen angel story and I’m greatly looking forward to reading the rest of the series.