‘ A fallen angel…. A forbidden love’
Nora Grey moved to the outskirts of Coldwater, into the only house on Hawthorn Lane, not expecting her life to be drastically meddled with. She started school at Coldwater High, only to meet a strange, mysterious boy, an exchange student called Patch Cipranio, who seems to be overly interested in who she is. Patch has brought mystery and romance into Nora’s life as well as his darkened past.
Nora tries to figure out Patch’s past, only to notice two scars on his back. She questions his mortality until he lets her into his past by allowing her to witness everything he went through, everything he is. She finds his secret: he is a fallen angel. There has to be a reason why Patch is here, and Nora has so many theories. To kill her? Or to protect her? If Patch is trying to protect Nora, from whom is he trying to protect her?
Nora doesn’t know whether she should run from him, or fall for him; the wrong decision could cost her life.
As an unexpected series of events occur, one of the final scenes answers the question: Who is the guy in the ski mask that has been repeatedly trying to attack her? Luckily she has her best friend, Vee, by her side to help her through her confusion. So many close calls cause Nora’s mother to wonder, but Nora can’t open up to her because she doesn’t want to move or for her Mum to get worried.
I would recommend this book to teenagers or young adults who enjoy fantasy romance books such as the Twilight series. I enjoyed this book because of the gripping plot twist and unexpected ending. Hush, Hush is an amazing book that will keep you intrigued the whole time.
Rating: 4 stars Pia. F, Year 9
“My heart fumbled a beat and, in that pause, a feeling of gloomy darkness seemed to slide like a shadow over me.”
In Coldwater, Maine, life for Nora Grey wasn’t exciting in her quiet hometown, which is until exchange student; Patch Ciprano arrives, causing Nora’s life to change forever. Patch Ciprano, Nora’s new Biology partner, has moved to Coldwater and has brought his unilluminated past with him. Although dark and mysterious, Nora seems to think there is more to Patch than meets the eye. Questioning his past, two scars on his back may be the only thing between the living and the fallen. Other problems arise when a mysterious man in a ski mask follows her, costing the lives of her and the ones around her.
This book has multiple twists and turns and will keep you on edge the entire time. Each character has their own unique personality that really helps make this book far greater than the story line. The genre of this novel is romance, mystery, supernatural and fantasy, and will be perfect for people who enjoyed the Twilight series. This book is angled at teenagers and young adults. Although this is not my kind of book, Becca Fitzpatrick has written a fairly good book and the first of the ‘Hush Hush’ series. I would rate it 3½ out of 5 stars.
Bridget, Year 9
Fiction becomes fact for Nora Grey when Patch Cipriano enters her life. After having awkward encounters with him, she starts to second-guess her reality. Having no idea of Patch’s past she gives in to his flirty attitude and mysterious personality, despite the fact that he knows everything about her, including her secrets, and she knows nothing about him.
From the beginning of her biology class Nora knew that Patch kept a grave secret locked away with him. By his devilish smile, charming looks and chilling stare, Nora was certain that whatever her efforts, he wasn’t going to give in, until they both get stuck at a dusty old motel and all of Nora’s suspicions about fallen angels come true. From that moment on, Patch ‘s life gets intertwined with Nora’s and secrets from the past start to take over Nora’s already complicated teenage life. Every time an issue seems to get resolved a new one emerges.
Unanswerable questions circle Nora, taking her deeper into a world where love, friendship and trust matter more than anything. Not knowing where to go, except to her, only best friend Vee, who seems to have everything in her life under control, Nora uses Vee’s help.
However when Nora finds out that her new psychologist is on a mission to kill her, the only person she can turn to is Patch. Will Patch and Nora win the fight? Will they ever be together? These are just some of the questions that will make you want to read more.
Hush Hush, is a very creative book and is certainly well written. I would recommend this to all teenagers who enjoy reading romantic fantasy novels. Once you start reading you won’t be able to put it down because your mind will be glued to the pages. I would definitely rate a 5 star read because of the fascinating storyline and perfect chemistry between Patch and Nora.
By Vrinda A. Grade 9