Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Wednesday Book Recommendation

If any of you haven't checked out literary agent Janet Reid's April 1st post, please do so without going any further, it's seriously hilarious and stumbling upon it made my day yesterday.  You can find it here.

Moving on to the main reason for this post, my review of
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Goodreads Book Description:
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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.
My thoughts:
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars or 8 out of 10...whichever you prefer.
Honestly, I loved this book.  The cover alone is drool-worthy and what girl doesn't love a bad boy? 
The plot was fantastic and the ideas interesting.  I moved through it quickly, unable to put it down.  I literally found myself reading on the car ride back from vacation, risking car sickness, because, well, I just HAD to know what was going on and how it ended.  I love when a book consumes me and this book did that easily.  It drew me in and I couldn't rest until I finished.
So, why not all 5 or 10 stars?  For me, it was missing a little something.  I wanted more emotion and more character insight.  Something dramatic would happen and I was continually frustrated that the story moved on quickly when I wanted to really feel it.  I think this is both a good and a bad thing.  Obviously if the story didn't intrigue me and draw me in, this wouldn't have been an issue.  In the end, I just felt like more could have been done with the material to really make this one shine.
That was my only complaint.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading young adult books with a paranormal edge.  It's an easy and quick read that you won't regret.
I can't wait to read more from Fitzpatrick because I have a sneaky suspicion the one thing that bothered me will come with time and more novels.  For a first time novel this was excellent!!!
And now, folks, back to the grind.  Are you impressed that I have posted twice this week?  I am!  I'm on a roll.  Which, of course, means I'll be taking tomorrow off of blogging and working on writing.  But I'll be around. 
Happy Hump Day!


  1. Thanks for the kick ass review!!! I have been thinking about picking it up this evening before the plane ride so I have something to read!!! I might take the plunge!

  2. That is on my to read list!

  3. I loved this book. Now that you point that out one little fault, I would agree but it still remains one of my favorite books.

  4. I love this book! And Patch!! I'm so glad you read it. :)

    Happy Wednesday!!

  5. This book is on my TBR list. As soon as the library has a copy I can borrow.

    Nice to see you around so much recently.

  6. Thanks for the link to Janet Reid's blog - that was so funny!
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  7. Ooooo...sounds so intriguing. I bet my daughter (14) would like it too. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Impressed indeed. Go, girl!

    It's hard to honestly review things on a blog. Takes courage.