Saturday, September 25, 2010
This one has been reviewed umpteenth times around the blogosphere and people seem to either passionately love it or hate it. I didn’t feel that passion. While the book did a great job of drawing me in (like Patch, the novel has an otherworldly magnetism) and keeping me turning the pages, it also had me scratching my head at Nora’s stupid decisions.
Nora suffers from cheesy horror movie heroine vulnerability. She lives in a secluded farmhouse and spends most nights by herself because of her mother’s job. She’s eye candy. She has an outspoken best friend (Vee) who has no problem dragging her into unsafe situations as long as there is a cute boy involved. And Nora has the kind of misguided loyalty that would have her walk into a dark alley and trade her winter coat to a homeless person for directions to a party her friend is at.
But it’s this vulnerability that attracts Patch to Nora, and the central mystery becomes what exactly Patch wants with her. As you can probably tell from the cover (and the official synopsis), Patch is not human – but a fallen angel. Could Patch be around to protect Nora (there are a lot of villains hanging around Nora’s town, after all)? Or does he want something far more sinister?
I am intrigued enough by the story to have an interest in reading CRESCENDO, the sequel which comes out October 19th. And in case you’re interested in starting the series, I have two copies of HUSH, HUSH to give away to my readers in the US.
To enter, fill out the giveaway form.
And check out his cover for CRESCENDO: