Hush, Hush #1 Forelsket i en engel
Title: Hush, Hush
Series: Hush, Hush #1
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published in English: 2009
Dansk titel: Forelsket i en engel
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: November 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
To be frank, I got no idea how to review this. At first, I thought it was decent, that’s why I continued the read and eventually why I ended it as well. However, something strange happened in the middle of the book, and I was inches from quitting. This seems like a cheap rip-off of an already insane bad series, Fallen and then little better, Twilight. Nora Grey is a fictional character with traits from Bella Swan and Lucinda Price, and not even the good traits but those negative unwanted ones. It all comes down to doubt. They doubt themselves; they act like children without the ability to think.
Besides our main character, whom is not my cup of tea, I thought the writing and the whole plot was one big fiasco. This was the most confusing writing I’ve ever read. The author displayed some schizophrenic traits and frankly, it didn’t seem like she knew what she wanted from the book, the characters nor the ending, only that it had to be ominous, scary and of course sexy. Our character, Nora doesn’t fit any of the demands the author had, therefore making this book one big frustrating piece of shit. I’m sure other authors would be able to do something with this material, because frankly, you can’t really call this a book. This is just the pre-work when writing a book, Putting down ideas on paper, but the execution were lacking.
I continued to read the book, to see if something would change along the way, but I still have as many questions as when I started this book. None of them was answered, and I only ended up with more.
Patch, the other main character were decent, I suspect the author had help creating this character; this is just a wild guess by the way. Reason being that he is more authentic, but no he couldn’t save this project. It was self-indulgent, cheesy, melodramatic in the worst sense but biggest of all, confusing. I really wanted to like this book, since the premise of fallen angels are absolutely amazing, but this “book” suffered from too many villains, too much shock and awe but not enough to follow through.
If you’ve had this on your to be read list, I’d suggest finding something else to use your time on, for instance, watch paint try. Nora is the girl you yell at when watching horror movies only ten times worse when it comes to stupidity.
Over and out!