Monday, 19 July 2010

Hush Hush Review

Hush, Hush

Amazon Summary:


A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love...

This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the Nephilim, and a super-alluring bad boy, Patch, now her desk mate in Biology class.

Together they find themselves at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim...

Forced to sit next to Patch in science class, Nora attempts to resist his flirting, though gradually falls for him against her better judgement.

Meanwhile, creepy things are going on with a mysterious stalker following her car, breaking into her house, and attacking her best friend, Vi. Nora suspects Patch, but there are other suspects too.

Love certainly is dangerous... and someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for it.

After finding a lot of reviews and comments (both good and bad) regarding Hush Hush, I decided to give it a go.

What's surprising to me is that this book is actually really hard for me to review given the fact that I found myself enjoying it for the most part, so forgive me if it's a little 'all over the place'.

Hush, Hush was not at all what I was expecting. After reading the summary I thought the plot line would be along the lines of a war that Nora Grey somehow gets into the middle of. But that wasn't the case.

It was a little slow to start off with but Hush Hush is a book filled with mystery, action and (I found) quite a bit of humour.

I read the whole book in just one sitting it was that entertaining but after I started to think about what to write in a review, I found myself with so many questions unanswered and dissatisfied with character's roles in the story somewhat.

There was a lack of descriptive writing in some places that could have answered the questions roaming around in my mind. The story would have had a better flow to it if that were the case, as at parts, I felt that the story just jumped from one huge drama to another without any development or build up in between.

Be that as it may, I still found said drama to be particularly engaging which led to Hush Hush being a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

My Rating:                                                              
8/10








CymLowell

9 comments:

Michelle said...

This book was really enjoyable. I can't wait for the sequel! :)

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Great review, I was probably one of the "bad" reviews you read---I just didn't like Hush, Hush but I think I am in the minority there. It seems like everyone else just loves it, and maybe I'll give it another try, before Crescendo comes out. Maybe the parts that were supposed to be funny, I was taking too seriously?

Mollie said...

I've heard such opposing views on this one....some reviews LOVED it others HATED. I'm glad you liked it but I think I'm going to hold off on reading it for awhile. I'm getting kind of burned out on paranormal YA stuff!

(via CEP)

ReggieWrites said...

I LOVED Hush, Hush! It was amazing! I have Crescendo in my TBR, and I'm itching to skip the whole pile before it! LOL! Great review! I really liked the way you conveyed your opinion of it!

Ashley said...

One of my favorite books! Sorry you didn't find it as great as you thought. I can not wait for Crescendo though!

Ashley said...

I've read so many different reviews of this book I guess I'm just going to have to read it for myself!
I'm your newest follower by the way my blog is http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com :)

Denny said...

I must be in the minority here as well ... I didn't like this book either ... found it lacked a lot for me, but that's what makes us all different. That said, I will read the sequel just to see what happens, and if I like it better.

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

I loved Hush hush!! great review!!=) cant wait for the next installment!

Jules@OneBookShy said...

After seeing such mixed reviews, I'm really wanting to see what all the fuss is about.

Thanks for sharing with us.

(I found you thru Book Blogs & am following you now.)

Jules
http://onebookshy.blogspot.com