by Becca Fitzpatrick
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Yeah…This is one of those books where the reviews show that people either love or hate it, with not much inbetween. Well, I fall inbetween. While the beginning was very promising, too many stupid things happened for me to just come out and say I loved this book. There’s only so much improbability a person can take and I definitely went over my personal threshold of tolerance for what I could handle.
Let’s start with our girl, Nora.
She actually isn’t too bad. She’s not the brightest cat in town, but she is somewhat relatable. Patch begins sitting next to her in class and immediately gives Nora the heebie jeebies. Probably for good reason. The whole story she is trying to figure out if he is stalking her, yes stalking, and who is a friend and who is out to kill her…because someone has her number.
This leads me to the improbability throughout the story. I, as I have stated countless times before, am a romantic to the core, so I read a lot of stupid, unrealistic novels all the time-hell, probably every book I read is unrealistic. But Hush, Hush? Yeah, I really rolled my eyes quite a few times. I mean, at the end it makes more sense, I guess, but it still doesn’t justify some of the actions she gave and received.
Which leads me to my next point. O.M.G. Her friend Vee is probably the worst best friend ever. Sure, she does a lot of great things for Nora, but more often than not she implies Nora is overreacting or that she is judging people incorrectly. Plus, how many times does Vee run off with the real creeps in the story? What a DUMBASS. She reached the peak of annoying at an alarming rate. Your friend is telling you not to trust someone, but you are more than willing to run off with them all the time? I can’t even begin to explain all the things this chick does that cause Nora more grief than she’s worth.
And the secondary characters…I’m sorry, cops DO NOT act that way. I know there are stories in the news where cops are corrupt or don’t do things right, but these cops were just plain mean to Nora. One of them calls her crazy and literally laughs everytime she says she needs help. That is wrong and it drove me insane. What a jerk.
Speaking of JERKS….a lot of people say Patch is a creepy, perverted jerk. Well, I have to say I was expecting a lot worse. He isn’t bad. I might even go as far to say he was a sweetie…from the middle to end. Honestly, I could tolerate his shit. I just didn’t fall head over heals for him like I thought I would.
All these things should make me so mad, but because I was so impartial to what happened to everyone, each scenario just pulled a reaction from me like Meeehhh….All my GR friends who read this seem to have LOVED it-I got excited when I saw all of their reviews. You know that feeling when you just KNOW that you’re guna love the book you’re getting ready to read? I wanted so badly to fall in love with another series and to gain a new angel book boyfriend…but I just didn’t. Couldn’t. This story was a fun, engaging read, but it most definitely wasn’t up to snuff with all my other favorite paranormals. Maybe the series will grab me eventually, but even as I’m reading crescendo, Vee hasn’t learned her lesson, stupid shit is still happening, and I’m still not possessed by Nora and Patch’s relationship. I guess we’ll see.