Series: Hush, Hush, book #1
Next book in series: Crescendo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Paperback: 391 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult
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To Nora Grey, Patch seems like the completely unexpected, picture-perfect guy; handsome, friendly, attentive. But perhaps he's too perfect, too attentive, trespassing over the line between would-be boyfriend and stalker. At first confused and then frightened, Nora eventually discovers that both she and her ever-watchful companion are enmeshed in a primordial battle for souls.
Chauncey was with a farmer's daughter on the grassy banks of the Loire River when the storm rolled in, and having let his gelding wander in the meadow, was left to his own two feet to carry him back to the chateau. He tore a silver buckle off his shoe, placed it in the girl's palm, and watched her scurry away, mud slinging on her skirts. Then he tugged on his boots and started for home.
Nora was a good character, but she wasn't a favorite. I liked reading about her and Patch, even though Patch was kind of creepy at first. (Sorry to those of you who are in love with Patch!) I mean, I do love Patch, but not very much in the beginning. He's still a bit creepy to me, but towards the end of the book I started liking him.
Nora and Patch's relationship is weird. I can't really explain that, it's just so different, if that makes sense. Which different is good. Unique. And gosh, do I looove me some YA angels!
Patch is cocky and doesn't care about anything it seems, and Nora stands up for herself (Which I really liked, it's unlike a lot of the main girl characters in YA.)
I loved Nora and Vee's friendship, they really show the meaning of best friends. Though Vee, alone, really got on my nerves at times. You'll just have to read it and see what I mean.
Overall, this book is really unique, I'm not going to go into too many details because I don't want to give any spoilers away. But Fitzpatrick's writing is really good, can't wait to read the next installment. I'll definitely be trying to get my hands on that soon. =)
This cover is so cool! It's all cloudy, and shows a fallen angel and there are black feathers everywhere! So cool! And I really like the font.