Pages: 391 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: October, 2009
Series: Hush Hush #1
Nora Grey is sixteen she's school orientated and not looking for romance or a boyfriend, and as her best friend is replaced with Patch in biology seating chart things begin to get odd. Not to mention terrifying.
Dark and handsome Patch has an easy, wicked smile and seems to enjoy getting Nora in trouble and as flustered as possible, he's the epitome of a bad boy, he hangs out in the wrong part of town and seems to try and lure Nora to the dark side with him.
Patch ends up from being annoying, but irresistible to dangerous as Nora faces terrifying situations, stalking, attacks and situations that defy her sanity - and all leads seems to lead to Patch, who seems to always be where Nora is, to the point that it's flat out freaking her out.
Not to be scared witless Nora searches answers but find the truth is a lot scarier than what her mind could come up with. And it is not helpful that she beings to feel drawn to Patch and his wicked smile.
I stared at the trash can a moment, locked between disbelief and anger. Then I flipped open my notebook to a clean page. "What is your name?" I asked, pencil poised to write.
I glanced up in time to catch another dark grin. This one seemed to dare me to pry anything out of him.
"Your name?" I repeated, hoping it was my imagination that my voice faltered.
"Call me Patch. I mean it. Call me."
He winked when he said it, and I was pretty sure he was making fun of me. "What do you do in your leisure time?" I asked.
"I don't have free time."
"I'm assuming this assignment is graded, so do me a favor?"
He leaned back in his seat, folding his arms behind his head. "What kind of favor?"
I was pretty sure it was an innuendo, and I grappled for a way to change the subject.
"Free time," he repeated thoughtfully. "I take pictures."
I printed Photography on my paper.
"I wasn't finished," he said. "I've got quite a collection going of an eZine columnist who believes there's truth in eating organic, who writes poetry in secret, and who shudders at the thought of having to choose between Stanford, Yale, and...what's that big one with the H?"
I stared at him a moment, shaken by how dead on he was. I didn't get the feeling it was a lucky guess. He knew. And I wanted to know how -- right now.
"But you won't end up going to any of them.""I won't?" I asked without thinking.He hooked his fingers under the seat of my chair, dragging me closer to him. Not sure if I should scoot away and show fear, or do nothing and feign boredom, I chose the latter.He said, "Even though you'd thrive at all three schools, you scorn them for being a cliché of achievement. Passing judgment is your third biggest weakness.""And my second?" I said with quiet rage. Who was this guy? Was this some kind of disturbing joke?"You don't know how to trust. I take that back. You trust -- just all the wrong people.""And my first?" I demanded.
I have not enjoyed a YA book this much since Twilight! Hush, Hush is great, Nora and her best friend, Vee, are a good match and Patch is the perfect dark , leering bad boy, with a side so wicked it leaves the reader little disturbed but 100% intrigued. When you begin this book, it's almost a violent reaction when you have to set it down - because you just have to read a little more to know what is going to happen!
Expect to stay up late into the night with this!
This was also my first book in the Angel "genre" and I have to say I am hooked! Give me more sexy doomed and tortured fallen angels with a soft spot for their girl! There is just something about danger that makes butterflies flutter in your tummy, and make you swoon for that wicked suggestive smile.
Read the First 2 Chapters at Hush Hush's Simon & Schusters website!
Started Reading : 21st of Aug. 2011
Finished Reading : 23rd of Aug. 2011