Hardcover, 427 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Synopsis: Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
My rating: 4 stars of 5
I finished this book a few days ago. Okay, maybe a little more than a few days ago. So, I'm behind on reviewing books, so what? I'm a busy gal.
Because it's been awhile since I've read it, I may be a little vague when talking about a few things.
Alrighty tighty, this book was not my favorite. Sure, it had some interesting parts but the lovey dovey mushy gushy was gone from this book.
A little bit of a spoiler right here in my synopsis, hurrwego:
Nora and Patch are in a continuous spat from almost the very virst page. Ironically, around the time that Nora and Patch are "split" (In which we all know they get back together, yada yada yada), an old "family friend" decides he wants to move back to the dank little town of Coldwater. During his stay, Nora notices that danger is always falling right in his path. She also realizes just how much time Patch is hanging out with. . . . Marcie Millar? The story goes on with new findings on Nora's father; Scottie, the "family friend", Marcie, and Marcie's father. . . .?
A lot of questions were left unanswered in Hush, Hush and all of your questions will be answered in this one.
The things I didn't like?
How ironic everything seems and how much Nora and Patch fought. I knew they still loved each other but goodness! I thought the arguing would never end and after awhile, it just got really annoying. . . .
Oh, and you find out Patch's real name!
Overall, this book was great, just lacking a few things. Doesn't mean it was my favorite though. . . .
No sugar added? The audience likes the gushyness. So I wanted to gouge my eyes out with forks when I couldn't find any romance. The only thing that was hiked up a notch was the action. Nora is pretty bad ass. Just wait until you read about her in this book. I got the romance that was needed in the very beginning and the very end. Also, we're left with a cliff hanger which, again, made me want to go and find a fork. I resisted.
I liked this book, I didn't love it. It was missing something. I just can't put a finger on it. The first book in a series is usually the best, right? Well, I think so. With this series, that's also the case.