Why did I buy Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, a book published in 2009? Well, first it was on the bargain rack for less than four dollars. I know, terrible reason. Second, it is about fallen angels. I confess, I started writing a novel about the same subject, though vastly different from this offering. I couldn’t help but be intrigued.
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. At least, not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and probing eyes, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust—she can’t decide whether she should fall into Patch’s arms or run and hide from him. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth more unsettling than any feeling Patch evokes. For Nora stands amid an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen—and choosing the wrong side will cost her life.
Am I sorry I purchased this book? No. I truly enjoyed it. The characters were well developed, though I believe the author only scratched the surface of their depths. The story is strong. Great motivations with interesting cause and effect situations. I found the plotting a bit drawn out but not so much that I became bored of reading.
Fitzpatrick is a wonderful writer and as Hush, Hush is her first book, I expect her skills to keep improving, definitely an author to watch. She brought the ancient Book of Enoch into the twenty-first century and re-birthed the Nephilim. Quite a feat.
After finishing Hush, Hush, I discovered it’s part of a series. (I just can’t keep up with all the choices out there.) The next two installments have been published and I plan to read them. I even picked up the second book, Crescendo, when I made my latest trip to the bookstore. However, I placed it back on the shelf in favor of something new. (I hate having a limited book budget) I’ll let this first book digest for a while before taking the next step with these characters.
What are you reading?