2020 · books · romance · ya

Re-reading my favorite book after 7 years: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Published: 2009

Purchase: Amazon



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.

Soo, I’ve already talked about this in a few posts where I mentioned a mystery tbr: a book I used to love when I was younger but haven’t read it in the longest time, and that I would attempt to re-read it and see how my opinions changed throughout the years. Let me tell you something, as much as it shocked me because I didn’t expect it at all, I LOVED IT!

When I was 13 I didn’t read books at all. I liked watching TV shows and stuff but reading was not something that ever crossed my mind. That is until I borrowed this book from my friend. And it blew my mind and changed my life forever. You might wonder how can a paranormal YA change your life? Well, this is the book that got me into reading. This is the book that started my whole book-lover journey and I’m more than thankful it did.

Since I first read this when I was 13 (and this kind of book is targeted for that age) I was in love with it and I started reading books that are similar (for example the Fallen series). I was soo into paranormal and I couldn’t get enough of it. I was in love with Patch and the whole idea about fallen angels and Nora was my favorite name at the time lol. I was really a fanatic. But, as I got older I found new and more mature books and I forgot about this. That is exactly why I decided to read this gem.

I flew through this and although I expected my feelings to majorly change from love to hate, I was wrong. Maybe it’s because of the whole nostalgia thing, but this book is just as good, if not even better in some aspects, than I remember it to be.

When I first read this it was the beginning of summer 2013 and I was in my old room full of posters, on my bed and it was raining outside. That alone put some memories in my head of this book being a bit dark and gloomy. I had those same exact feelings and memories coming back when I was re-reading it. And it felt so weird and nostalgic, but I really enjoyed how it brought me back to the past.

Although when I was younger, I was all about the love story. This time, however, what interested me more is the atmosphere of the book (it’s my favorite aspect), the mystery and the fantasy part of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still here for the love story, but I realized that there’s more into it than romance.

This was such an interesting project and I’m finding myself wanting to continue on with the series because it’s so captivating. And also, I don’t remember reading any fallen angel book as good as this one.

Maybe you think I’m awfully biased for giving this book so much praise, just because it feels nostalgic. It’s similar to those childhood movies you still love watching even though they might not be as good as you think. But you still think they are perfect because they make you remember the old time. That is exactly how I feel about this one. It makes the 20 year old me want to go back in time and relive at least one day as my 13 year old self.

You might think this book is bad and I won’t try to make you want to read it. That is because we all have different experiences and opinions while reading something. This is like my childhood sweetheart but book-style and I won’t part with it for at least a bit more. And wonder how my feelings will change in another 7 years.

I had so much fun reading my teen fave. I definitely want to re-read other old favorites of mine so I might do this project again.

Tell me in the comment what is your nostalgia read?

Happy reading!


20 thoughts on “Re-reading my favorite book after 7 years: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

  1. I’m glad you loved rereading this!!! Most people would outgrow their love for the books that they used to love. I’m happy you’re not one of them!

    I have no nostalgia read because I’m scared I might not love them as much as I did back then. You’re brave to do this!

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  2. When I was 12-13 I read Dragonsbane. I have written a review of it. It’s about a woman named Jenny and her husband trying to fight a dragon and another witch. It really doesn’t go where you might expect. I loved it then, and I love it now.

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  3. Hush Hush has been on my to read list for such a long time. I never got to reading it, but I might someday. I’m glad you enjoyed rereading the book after 7 years 😁 It makes me want to reread a lot of my favourite YA novels. 😁

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    1. I don’t know if you’d like it, it has a late 2000 paranormal romance feel to it. You definitely shouls re-read your fave novels, nothing better than a trip down the memory lane 😊

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  4. Wow! This post took me back to years ago. I loved it and thanks to the series I was in hunt for fallen angel/paranormal books. Now I want to go back and read the series 🙂
    As for the nostalgia read, I am not sure it is a nostalgia read or not but there is a book, I always go back and read. I don’t even remember how many times I read it 🙂 It is Toni Alex’s Taking Shots. The love story is cute but I think the insecurities they have is really close to home and that is the reason I go back to read it when I feel down.

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