No. of pages: 391
Series: Hush, Hush (Book 1)
Synopsis: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn 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 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 far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora 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 her life.
Review: When Nora's Biology teacher decides to change the seating chart, Nora is annoyed to be moved away from her best friend Vee, and to no less be stuck with the new kid, Patch. But then he tells her that he knows things about her, things it's impossible for anyone to know about, but she still feels weirdly drawn to him. Even when she suspects him of stalking her, she can just never seem to escape his constant presence. But then Patch starts letting her in, telling her the truth about what's going on, and ends up endangering her life...
I had heard an equal mix of great things and terrible things about this book, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I started it. But I'm a sucker for supernatural romance books like this, so I'm firmly in the 'love it' camp. I loved the relationship between Nora and her best friend Vee, they were so funny together and had little best friend quirks that reminded me a lot of me and my best friend, so that was really fun to read. And then there's Patch - dark, brooding and dangerous - what's a better mix than that!? This book is compared a lot to Twilight, and whilst the brewing relationship between Nora and Patch is a little reminiscent of the one between Bella and Edward, this book is certainly good enough to stand on its own merits. I loved the whole fallen angel thing, and enjoyed the progression of the storyline, which was fairly fast paced. I did guess some plot points fairly early on, but a few things did take me by surprise which is always good. Definitely recommended to fans of this genre (YA supernatural romance), and I can't wait for the sequel, Crescendo.