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." (From Goodreads)
I wasn't going to do a full review for this one, since I know that I am the late one to the party in reading it. A look at my Goodreads feed shows that, seriously, a LOT of my friends have already read it. But I was writing up a little Goodreads review and it was getting lengthy, so here we go:
The first book always has the issue of trying to set up the supernatural world. I felt in this book it took a little too long to get to the Big Reveal, especially since I am assuming (which is bad, I know) that most readers already know what Patch is before they even start reading.
I think the series of strange occurrences could have been cut down. There were more than a couple of times when I found myself rolling my eyes at some "scheme" Nora and Vee had cooked up. On a random note, I did not really like Patch for the majority of the book. It's just funny because everyone always swoons about him, and BookNerd Teri even ranked him just below Jace in her brackets. But amidst all that I was like, "Patch? Ehh....he's not nice! He's sketchy! He might be trying to hurt her!"
But it was a line from him at he end of the book that I thought was the sweetest line EVER and left me feeling all warm and fuzzy and eager to read Crescendo. I think the second book in the series will be better than Hush, Hush due to the fact that the scenario is already set up.