Reviews: Hush Hush
It's a Twilight rip-off, so you already know you cannot expect anything decent out of this. And yet, Hush Hush manages to be worse than the book it's ripping off within three chapters. Patch is an obnoxious, self-righteous, manipulative, self-centered and pompous stalker, who delights in making Nora feel humiliated. Nora herself is a supposedly poor, supposedly bookworm-ish and supposedly anemic lead, who can't figure out that she should be more annoyed that a guy is stalking her, rather than the fact that he asked her the horribly inapporpriate question of where her father is. The rest of the characters? Don't matter. Half of them are mind-manipulated by Patch, anyway, and the rest are so forgettable, they can't even be called cardboard stand-ins. This romance is disgusting. According to Fitzpatrick, this story is supposed to be about what it would be like, if you encountered a person who immediately repulsed you, but at the same time you found physically and sexually attractive. This fails horribly: Patch's personality is horrible and his good looks, which are supposed to be what is attracting Nora the most, are so rarely mentioned, you forget that it's supposed to be a thing. The other fact is that this story was apparently made because Fitzpatrick remembered a humiliating moment in high school and then decided to crank that scene Up to Eleven and make that the starting, focal point of the romance of her two leads. I personally think Fitzpatrick needs to let her high school memories go. This book is atrocious and I cannot believe that this PoS got sequels. Don't read this tripe. Not even if you think, 'Oh, it involves angels and fallen ones, which I like' because they have so little to do with any proper mythos, it's disgusting to read. There is no reason for this to involve angels. This is Fitzpatrick, trying to tell herself that her bad high school experience would have been okay, had she had a hot bad boy as her boyfriend back then. Seriously. Stay away from this. Unless you want to use it as an example of how to not write a story.