Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Rant: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Part #5: Is This Supposed to Be Romance?)


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.

Know all the "still a better love story than Twilight" jokes? They won't work here. 

Guy is a jerk to girl all the time. Girl hates guy. But girl is also.... attracted to guy? An attraction that makes no sense, comes out of nowhere and has no basis in the story? But, yeah. She can't hate him for more than a minute (even though her hate is justified) without thinking about the dangerous, undeniable (I DENY) connection between them. Which I never once sensed/saw/understood/anything. 

I don't need fingers to count the amount of times he was even remotely nice to her because there wasn't any. The total sum of their proper conversations will probably amount to -1.

there is not one reason for Nora to care for, relay on or fall in love with him. She's freakin' certain he is her stalker for 90% of the book, for Pete's sake! So can you maybe understand why every time she felt safe with/attracted to/lost in the eyes of Patch or anything of that nature (especially since it usually followed his creeptastic behavior or Nora's questions of his involvement in everything) I literally winched in pain and turned away from the book? 

I had a physical reaction to this inconceivable "romance". 

After all you've read, in this part and the four leading to it, can you imagine how shocked I was to learn that Patch apparently cared for Nora? Even loved her? Even before he entered her life? Dude, just no

In all seriousness, all you girls--and boys-- out there, I beg you, don't go looking for a "relationship" like this. This is borderline abusive. Never go for a guy who makes a sport of hurting you. Never go for someone who would ignore your "no"s. You are worth so much more than this. Unless you're Vee.

Go To:
Part One: Overview | Part Two: Nora | Part Three: Patch | Part Four: Vee | Part Five: You Are Here!

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