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This review is from: Hush, Hush (Hardcover)
I read this book because it was free (aka from the library), and because it was so popular. I would have been EXTREMELY disappointed if I'd bought for it. (but I might have framed the cover!)
Firstly, the plot doesn't make sense. There are scenes that aren't explained till about the end of the book, and then very quickly. The characters do things that don't make sense; the girl dresses like a hooker to try and seduce information about Patch from his boss by having a casual conversation with said boss at the bar he owns. She starts by totally giving away that she's too young to be there, than decides to ask outright if Patch has a criminal record. She keeps asking questions like that till the guy, not thrilled about a teen in the bar, makes her leaves. I don't see the point, and the author doesn't point out that it's pretty risky for a young woman to go into a bar alone, dressed suggestively. In another scene, Patch decides he'll protect Nora. He promptly leaves her home alone to go chase after everyone who's threatening her. Finally, it was silly going on with Nora as she tries to find out who and what Patch is, when we've known all along.
Secondly, I think male and female readers will be annoyed at the 'romance' in this book. Patch is rude and threatening to Nora. He sexually harasses her in class (which the creepy biology teacher is totally fine with). He corners and threatens her in a parking lot. And she of course keeps on letting him into her house, telling him her thoughts, etc etc etc. Please, not cool. Plus it is never really explained what they see in each other. He's too busy stalking and terrorizing her (when she's not thinking about/he's not talking about the possibility of them making out.) I actually thought that one of the bad guys was her guardian angel at first, he was so much nicer than the 'hero'. As for Patch's arch rival, well, he's pretty nasty but it may have something to do with the fact that Patch attacked him and took over his body for a few weeks, every year, for a few hundred years.
The writing is good for the first hundred pages, but there are just too many things that offended me and annoyed me about it. I'd say use your time to read something better! (see my other reviews!!)