Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Nora thinks this school year will be like any other--school work, hanging with her best friend, Vee, and all that good stuff. Romance was not part of that plan. But when the seating chart is rearranged in Nora's biology class, she ends up sitting with the mysterious transfer student Patch...her year might not be so simple any more.
Quick to get under her skin and slow to reveal anything about himself, Patch quickly frustrates Nora. But at the same time, she feels drawn to him, despite his darker side. Why won't Patch speak about his past? Could there be some sinister secret? Or is Patch not as dark as he seems? Or does Nora just want to see a better side of him? But if Patch is actually good, why do so many bad things happen when he's around?
I had written my review pre-release, but then after I read the finished version, I found myself editing this review a bit. I think the beginning of the finished version of Hush Hush does add to the story and characterization, so it was a plus, but some of my other opinions did not change.
Although I absolutely love the cover, I think the book would have been a lot more suspenseful if we hadn't known Patch's true identity from the start. Despite this, the intensity between Nora and Patch was great and it carried through the entire book, which was great as I did not want to see it die down!
However, sometimes I felt as if the book was a little obvious--it felt a little too blunt at times, and some description and details that didn't directly state things would have been nicer. But overall, it was very interesting and I enjoyed reading Hush Hush!