Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Hush Hush, Crescendo, Silence, Finale)

Rating: (3.5 / 5)

Genre: YA Supernatural

Content: Fallen Angels, Nephilim, War

Favorite in the series: Crescendo

 

Synopsis: Nora is an average teenage girl who excels in school and hangs out with her best friend in her free time. Her world was turned upside down when her father died, but life must go on. One day, she meets a mysterious new student, Patch. He looks like your typical bad boy, and although Nora is weary of him, she can’t help her attraction towards him. She quickly becomes engulfed in a world she didn’t know existed and is put in harms way at every turn. Read as she navigates school, romance, unraveling her father’s murder, and having her own life endangered.

 

Overall, I enjoyed this series. Although I do have a pet peeve with our main lady, Nora. Throughout the series, aside from the last book, she seems very weak. There isn’t much in the way of character growth for her and I found that it really made me enjoy reading a little bit less. It seemed very redundant a lot of the time which was very frustrating. Also, I did not love the romance in this book. I thought they were not well matched and were constantly fighting and not stable. I thought that it kind of set a bad example of relationships for younger readers, so I would not recommend reading this as a 12-16 year old, even though that’s the audience it is meant for. I think it can give a misconception and isn’t healthy for them to idolize. However, I did enjoy Patch as a character regardless of the ill-fitted romance.

Now that I got the negatives out of the way, let’s go over the good aspects of this book! The plot really was spectacular. I was constantly surprised in every book and the pace of these surprises was effective and spread out between all four books. I’m usually pretty good at guessing plot twists, but not with this series! Learning more about Nora’s dad’s death was really intriguing and I could not for the life of me figure out who murdered him and why. This book is also filled with tons of betrayal. You never know who to trust and it is very upsetting! But like in a wow this is a good book kind of way.

Last but not least, the history of the characters is very good in this series. The history of the fallen angels vs the Nephilim is complex and very interesting! Basically, the fallen angels cannot feel anything physically. This becomes frustrating for them, but they realize that at a certain time of the year, they can invade a Nephilim’s body and live through them. This is very enticing, so it becomes very common and causes the Nephilim to be afraid of losing control of their own bodies. There is lots of resentment on the Nephilim side because of this and it begins a centuries long war. This war between them ends up being a central theme throughout the books.

Overall, would recommend this series but probably for young adults rather than teens because of the romance aspect I mentioned. I also think this book is only for certain people and may not be enjoyed by some.

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