Wednesday, March 24, 2010

hush, hush

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora 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 seems 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 way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
Beth says 3.5 stars...
I thought that this book was going to great, I mean, look at the cover. The plot sounded so interesting and fun. Alas, it didn't live up to my expectations. The plot was not at all what I expected, and not in a good way. It felt very typical and so much more unoriginal than I expected. The pacing felt off, and not much was revealed until the end, when suddenly a large amount of information was dumped. I wanted more paranormal or something exciting, but all I got was flat romance. I also wished for more of a spark between the two main characters. I didn't feel the fire that was supposed to drive everything forward; the connection was the point of the book.
The characters individually weren't extraodrinary. At times, Patch really irritated me. Instead of being interestingly haughty, he came of as a bit of a jerk. Nora did nothing to redeem the book either. She wasn't great, but she wasn't bad. My problem is that I adore strong female characters, and I wouldn't put her in that category. The book revolved so much around those two, that a lot of the supporting characters didn't really get to be developed.
The main thing this book has going for it is that it's the beginning of a series. The ending showed promise for the rest of the series. I might pick up the next one, but I certainly won't be the first in line. Think of this as Twilight with fallen angels instead of vampires. Not the greatest debut, but still fun.
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