Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Rant: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Part #2: Nora)


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush #1
First Published: 2010
Young Adult, Fantasy
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 that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
So, as I explained earlier, every annoying, asinine character/part of the aforementioned novel is going to get his own special post, because otherwise it would be one gigantic review and you don't need that in your life. Like this, you will at least  have the choice if you want to read it or not.

So, to start this week long Hush, Hush rant extravaganza, let's take a look on the main character of this novel - Nora.
Nora, Nora, Nora... congratulations, because you've just received first place for the stupidest af "smart girl" I've ever read of. Studious people, stay far, far away from this book because this character single-handedly ruins our entire reputation, proving that getting good grades does not indicate owning/using a fully operating brain. 

Come to think of it, she's not even that good at studying. Who does research on a subject by reading one article???

Oh, you don't believe me? I have examples. Too many of them. 

For one, she listens to Vee (which you can read of farther on Part #4). She jumps to conclusions based on zero evidence. When she hears a guy's name is just a nickname, she never asks for his real one. She goes for safety to the guy she suspects might be stalking her.

Oh, and hypothetically, should you be looking for a place and a homeless person tells you you're on the wrong track, would you really bargain your clothes for directions from him? Or would you look for a more reliable source of information that has no ulterior motives (like coveting your coat)? 
I'm all for giving to the needy, but this is not exactly that, is it?... 
And she brings "indecisive" to a whole new level. Do you hate Patch, or are you weirdly attracted to him?? You can't rant on his creepiness, bad vibes and jerkiness one minute than agree with your "best friend" that there is a dangerous, tempting connection between the two of you. Oh, right. you just did. *face palm*

Also - WHY and WHEN and WHERE is that connection you keep talking about? I can't see it. Buuuut, more that on part #5.

Go To:
Part 1 (Overview) | Part Two: You Are Here! | Part Three: Patch | Part Four: Vee | Part Five: Is This Supposed to Be Romance? 

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