Becca Fitzpatrick’s first installment to the ‘Hush, Hush’ series, follows sixteen-year-old Nora Grey trying to go on with her everyday life.
Keyword ‘trying’. The arrival of mysterious Patch Cipriano leaves Nora intrigued. After numerous life-threatening encounters, Nora cannot be sure of whom she should trust.On her mission to seek the truth towards these encounters, Nora questions if knowing the answers is better left untouched.
The ancient battle between angels and the fallen had finally come to reach human knowledge. With Nora in the middle of it all, she’ll have to make a choice that’ll either break or make one’s future.
Followed by: Crescendo (#2 Hush, Hush series)
- Nora Grey, tall brunette female lead
- Patch Cipriano, bus boy, Nora’s bio partner…
- Vee Sky, curvy blonde BFF of Nora
- Miss Greene (AKA Dabria), Nora’s psychologist
- Chauncey de Langeais (AKA Jules), ‘friend’ of Patch (*spoiler* Patch’s Nephilim Vassal)
- Elliot Saunders, friend of Jules, transfer student Coldwater High (Nora and Vee’s school)
- Rixon, closest thing to a brother of Patch (and Irish 😉 Fallen Angel)
- Marcie Millar, stereotypical cheerleading mean-girl
Let’s start with the dark, debonair Patch who entered our fangirl souls. The quick-witted banter between Nora and Patch are on-point.
“I don’t go out with strangers, I said.
Good thing I do. I’ll pick you up at five.”
Patch is a Fallen Angel. Falling for Nora is the last thing he wants. It’s the last thing his best mate, Jules wants. Both have different motives.
Now you should know that Patch and Jules don’t exactly have a ‘normal’ friendship. In fact Patch forces this ‘relationship’ on Jules…over hundred years ago. Back then Jules was known as Chauncey de Langeais – still a playboy and to inherit some big cash. It was around that time did he become Patch’s Nephilim Vassal, where Jules was forced (and still is) to give up his body and free will for 2 weeks every year during Cheshvan (Hebrew month on the 8th month – Autumn).
While Jules hangs out with Vee (Nora’s BFF), Elliot (Jules friend) hangs out with Nora. And that’s only because her reckless of a BFF directed him to her. Why is it reckless? Other than he is a stranger? That would be a major spoiler but let us just say he and Jules are not sane.
Overall, for all who love fallen angels and witty characters – this is the book for you!!! There are moments where you get second-hand embarrassment from, making you want to hide under a rock (of course in a good way). A particular scene being- what we conveniently named- the “bathroom scene”. For some, this book may not be your cup of tea – but if you want a quick, funny read then you should give this book a try!
Read this book before? Loved Patch 😍 just like we did? Or read Becca’s other works? Comment down below 👇🏻 !! We don’t bite!
Ciao from The Twins 😉