Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora Grey lost her father last year when some random violence randomly caught and killed him.  Since then, she's spent most nights alone in her family's farmhouse, while her mother tries to keep the bills paid with a job that takes her up and down the coast.
Nora thinks she's doing ok.  She thinks she's handling everything fine.  And, with her friend, Vee, things seem to be getting back to some semblance of normal.

Then Patch walks into her life.

He's gorgeous.  He's dangerous.  And he seems to know everything about her.
Her best friend thinks she should stay away and Nora is fighting herself every time he's near, but she just can't seem to help herself.

And now she's the target of a large person in black, wearing a ski mask.  People are getting injured and dying around her, and the only person who seems to know what's going on is the very person she thinks may be causing all of the problems.

Final thoughts:  About halfway through this, I realized I was reading Twilight.  There were just too many parallels in the story.  And while there aren't any vampires, the similarities between Nora/Bella and Patch/Edward are distracting.  This is also the first in a series, so I'm worried about future books.  Will Patch leave to make Nora safe?  Will he try to kill himself because he thinks she's dead?  Will they have to fight werewolves?  For those who get can past the constant similarities, this could be a great book.  For the rest, not so much.

Rating: 3/5

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