Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Rant: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Part #4: Vee)


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.
For explanation on this multi-parted rant, go to Part #1.

I have one thing to say to you, Vee dear - 

It is my sincerest wish to read an obituary for this character. Please, someone, tell me she was killed off during the course of this blasted series. Or is that too much to hope for? I honestly want this girl dead

I have never read of a more horrible, self centered, pushy, idiotic, uncaring, rude, brainless "best friend". And I hope I never will, because the day I will will probably also be the day I kill myself. *shudders* 

I kind of worry for the author if she thinks this is a good representation of a best friend. And I also have this desperate need to hug my best friends and thank them for being amazing every time I think of this cursed character.

You must be thinking I am overreacting. That there is no need to spew so much hate over a fictional character. I am certain I can change your mind on that with just a simple, if spoilery, questionnaire demonstrating her actions throughout this novel and showcasing how she is the worst best friend on the face of this earth:

Your best friend tells you GUY A makes her uncomfortable (and not in a good way). Do you:
a. stand by her, supporting her and helping to keep him away from her 
b. push him on her and say how hot he is, because that's clearly the truly important thing here.

You're sitting between two guys (one of them GUY A) and your BF makes up a lie about a test to escape because she doesn't want to be there and you know it. Do you: 
a. Back her up for a smooth escape, even if you don't understand her deal.
b. humiliate her by calling out her bluff. 

Your BF tells you she suspect GUY A is stalking her and has tried to hurt her. Do you:
a. Worry non-stop and try to minimize their contract/threaten him with police if he doesn't stop.
b. Set up a double date with him for your BF because his best friend (GUY B) is rich and you want in his pants.

GUY B asks you to go camping with them. Do you:
a. Politely refuse or at the very least keep your BF out of it
b. force your BF to come with, begging her not to ruin this for you, for three days of you, your BF, the guy stalking her and his BF. Because that's a great plan. 

If you answered b on all of the above then congratulations are in order (or maybe more accurately consolations...), you are Vee, worst BF on the planet. You're also not the sharpest toll in the shed because after all of the above you also go with GUY B to a party and then break into your school to play... hide and seek...? huh?...  
Why, yes. ALL her plans are THIS brilliant. It's actually sort of impressive, when you think of it statistically. I especially liked the one where Nora tells her she's being followed, possibly by the guy who broke into her house, so she disguises herself as Nora to get the stalker to follow her, and Nora could follow him, and... do... something. What, he might be armed? pfft, never mind that. It's not important. 

Hahaha, too bad she didn't get killed right there and then. I bet you no jury out there would've have convicted him. 

(Noooo, I don't hate this girl with a passion of the seven fires of hell at allllllll)

Go To:
Part One: Overview | Part Two: Nora | Part Three: Patch | Part Four: You Are Here!| Part Five: Is This Supposed to Be Romance? 

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