Simon and Schuster
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn 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 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 far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora 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 her life.
Why I Read This:
It seemed sort of Halloween-y and I was in the mood. Also, I've had the second book on my shelf and have been meaning to get to this series for a while now.
Hush, Hush was much darker than I expected it to be. It's probably a great book to read around Halloween for that reason. Much different then my first read about angels (this one being my second) which was more sweet and romantic.
I kind of liked the dark quality to the story line. Nora is being toyed with and she doesn't know by whom. There are two possibilities and both of them are fond of her, trying to get her to like them back. Both of them are also creepily stalkerish. Then throughout the story she finds there may be other possibilities but the two guys are still such creeps that you just want it to be one of them. Also, some of the characters were just plain evil and that was interesting to watch.
I thought the fallen angel aspect was well thought out. It was interesting to see Nora discover different aspects of how the whole angel thing works. What I didn't like was that it took Nora so long to figure out that there was a fallen angel in her midst. By the time it got to about halfway through the book I was starting to get a bit frustrated. The same stalkerish scary things kept happening to her and there were hints all over the place but she wasn't getting it. As a reader who has seen the cover plastered with an angel, and read the blurb and reviews, I didn't need to go through such a long discovery process. I'd rather be thrown in to the action and discover the back story later.
It was a fun read with different elements that kept me reading to the end - and wanting to read book two. The ending was probably my favourite part and had me wanting to find out what happens next. Now that we know a little more about angels (and so does Nora) I'm hoping I'll enjoy it even better. Luckily for me, I already have Crescendo waiting on my shelf.
I read a library copy.