Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I have always been a sucker for the bad boys in teen books. And Patch, the bad boy in Hush, Hush is fabulously bad. I didn't want to put this book down. He made my inner sixteen-year-old very happy.

Until the end. Then it all fell apart for me. And even though Fitzpatrick says that the last page has been changed from what we read in ARC's, any changes in that last page wouldn't be enough to make me over-the-moon with the whole book. I don't like saying that, because it has been a long, long time since I've been this enchanted with a bad boy. (Patch is a fallen angel, and throughout, you're not sure whether he's come into our heroine Nora's life as a good bad boy or a bad bad boy.)

Still, Patch was totally worth the reading. And I am a little curious about the sequel that's in the works, in spite of my feelings about the ending.


Jen - devourer of books said...

It seems so crazy that she changed the ENDING between the ARC and the final copy. Shouldn't that be done much earlier? What's the point of sending out a review copy with a completely different ending than what you're going to sell? That seems like a pretty substantial change.

Jena said...

Actually, I don't think the ending is all that different (though I haven't looked); Becca indicated that it was altered to make a better transition for the sequel. And I can't see a good much about the story being altered in the last page.