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BOOK REVIEW – Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

BOOK REVIEW – Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca FitzpatrickHush, Hush (, )
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.

BOOK REVIEW – Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

BOOK REVIEW – Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca FitzpatrickCrescendo (, )
by Becca Fitzpatrick
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There isn’t much more to say than what was already said in my Hush, Hush review, in the negative sense. Many of the same problems were present in this second installment. But that is understandable since it is, in fact, the same author. There were some things that were better, though. So I will just review on what I liked and what I didn’t.

What I liked: Despite the romantic turmoil throughout, I have grown fonder of Patch. He genuinely cares about Nora and he did his best to look out for her. I can identify with the jealous boyfriend type-only to an extent. If he is dating or screwing around with someone else, that act doesn’t fly nor is it cute. I love the creepy factor in these books.

It tends to be an undertone to each story and the scenes in which dangers lurk really get to me. It seems every time I get under the covers to read, one of those creeptastic scenes pop up and I have to look around a little in the dark room. Oh sure, I read all day with none of those scenes and then-BAM! Right when I get in bed, something that freaked me out would happen ha. And Detective Basso-FINALLY he listens to Nora. I couldn’t have been happier that he started doing his JOB. ‘Nuff said. I loved Nora’s badass demeanor when it came to Patch (i.e. There is a scene with his Jeep at the beach that I LOVED). Yes she was jealous, bitter, sad, and angry, but she also took action so many times I couldn’t help but to chuckle and agree with her actions.

What I didn’t/don’t like: Again, Vee has gotten better, but she still has this annoying quality that she needs to drop. She did improve, but not enough. I hated the fact that Patch was hanging out with Marcie incessantly. It was sickening to read about and he is just horrible with words to help explain himself when confronted….or worse, maybe he just didn’t care enough. This is all explained and went over at the end, I just can’t get over how I felt as the story unfolded. It doesn’t mean it wasn’t resolved, (for those diehard fans who might be reading this) I just had a very hard time digesting these sequences in the story. Again with the unrealistic-ness…so many conversations and scenarios are just full of crap. Not the paranormal or otherwordly parts mind you, but the damn dialogue, inner dialogue, or lackthereof.

I don’t know if this even counts as a review, but I felt shoddy not at least saying something about the book. I feel incomplete after I finish something and then don’t talk about it a little bit. So to finish up I will just say that I bet the third installment will be good and I am anxious to read it after a couple other ARCs I received first.

BOOK REVIEW – Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

BOOK REVIEW – Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca FitzpatrickSilence (, )
by Becca Fitzpatrick
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What a breath of fresh air! I was really starting to think I was never going to rate a book in this series more than 3 stars! It’s like Fitzpatrick has all these awesome, creepy ideas, but didn’t know how to execute them! Well, I am happy to say I really and truly enjoyed the third installment in the series and I’m glad I didn’t give up on it.

Patch is finally a guy I can relate to-protective, sweet, helpful, vulnerable, and jealous. Guys who are mysterious and quiet for each and every story in their series are not for me (well, that might be a lie, maybe I just couldn’t relate to Patch-whatever, moving on),

so I was ecstatic when I realized he had dropped the facade.

I have never disliked Nora, so again, Nora was cool, and it appears she has gotten a little smarter in her decisions. Sooo I liked her even more. What I liked the most, though, was the lack of Vee. That girl just drives me insane. She is loyal, sometimes funny, yes, but she really makes the stupidest decisions and aside from helping Nora, she is totally self-centered and thinks only of numero uno. So, yes, I was very happy with the lack of Vee in this installment.

Now, I am going to go out on a VERY shaky limb here and say that I don’t get Nora’s venemous attitude toward Marcie ALL the time. Yes, Marcie is a bitch, but in the past two books she honestly hasn’t been as bad as Nora previously described. More so in this story I feel Marcie was actually pretty decent. She, of course, has a hidden agenda, but she isn’t evil. Her father is evil-of course she has a ‘tude. We probably all have people we don’t like or didn’t care for in HS-I know I did. But the fact is, my senior year, we tolerated and talked to each other. It happens-people grow up and get nicer or, I suppose, more tolerable. Idk. That’s just my opinion. I’d much rather have Marcie plastered all into the story than Vee. She is WAY more interesting and makes funnier comments than the latter.

This is definitely my favorite in the series and I am happy to say it left me wanting more. There is an epic battle to come, from what I hear, and I hope it will satisfy in both action and peril. I can’t wait to see what happens in the finale of the Hush, Hush series. (haha, incidentally, Finale is the name of the last book, funny)

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