What happens to you when you’re reading a Prologue and you find yourself hooked?
“He tore a silver buckle off his shoe, placed it in the girl’s palm, and watched her scurry away, mud slinging on her skirts. “
For the record, it is the second sentence in the Prologue. I knew I was in trouble. My mind started asking questions immediately. Why the buckle? What about the girl? Unfortunately for me, my mind didn’t stop asking questions until, almost, the very last page of the book.
Becca Fitzpatrick takes you for an incredible, roller coaster (yes, there’s even a scene with one in the book and no, I’m not going to spoil anything for you) of a ride through gorgeous metaphorical symbolism and a romance that will leave your stomach lurching with every turn.
She introduces her main character, Nora, walking into her biology class with this line –
“I walked into biology and my jaw fell open. Mysteriously adhered to the chalkboard was a Barbie doll, with Ken at her side. They’d been forced to link arms and were naked except for artificial leaves placed in a few choice locations.”
Again, I was wondering biology? Ken and Barbie? My stomach twinged once more. We all know what topic she was walking into on that day. To complicate matters, biology partners are shuffled around and instead of her best friend, she is stuck with Patch. Who is this mysterious, dark eyed boy named Patch? Nora couldn’t get him out of her head and certainly, neither could I.
The questions kept coming and getting answered in an action filled plot which unfolded at a spiraling pace. There are too many spoilers I would have to reveal in order to comment more on it. But if you love romance and action wrapped in breath-taking mythology, please prepare to read Hush, Hush.