#LOVEATHON: MINI CHALLENGE 5 – book meets screen

The Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick, and Mel of The Daily Prophecy. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #LoveaThon

This challenge is made for you to combine the books and movies/tv shows that you love in some way, in order for other people to find new recommendations for things to check out. Whether inspired by characters or themes, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Book Review: Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

hush_hush_becca_fitzpatrickSynopsis: Both of the two hot transfer students seem to be interested in Nora Grey. Patch is tall, dark, and mysterious while Elliot is tall, blond, and mysterious… the catch being that one of them may be trying to kill her. Someone keeps following Nora everywhere she goes, and bad things keep happening around her so Nora doesn’t know whom to trust. Nora has a choice to make, but will it be the one to save her?

Author: This is Becca Fitzpatrick’s debut novel and has become a bestseller. She has known she wanted to be a writer since grade school, but never started writing a novel until her husband signed her up for a writing class as a birthday present.

Plot: The story starts out like any other young adult novel of an ordinary high school girl being paired up with an annoying classmate for a school assignment. As the book progresses, nothing is normal. Instead of regular teen angst, there is danger, mystery, the paranormal, and more.

Hook: Why would an angel want to fall and is there anyway for them to be forgiven and not one of the forsaken?

Character: Vee is Nora’s best friend; if they weren’t friends then Nora would be extremely jealous of Vee’s curvaceous, blond bombshell looks. Vee is your average boy-crazy high school girl who daydreams about boys, flirts with boys, and dates a lot of boys. She thinks she likes a little bit of danger in her men, but she will soon realize it isn’t so great.

Character Development: Patch seems like a somewhat aggravating teenage boy, which is nothing new. But just as you begin to think he is the love interest, you begin to suspect that maybe he is the bad guy; when Nora begins to think he’s the bad guy, you wonder if just maybe he’s the good guy.

Romance: At first Patch and Nora have one of those love/hate relationships where the teenager thinks she hates a guy, but only because she is fighting her attraction for him because she doesn’t want to be. Nora then starts to date Elliot, mostly at Vee’s request, but just isn’t all that sure about him and ends up dating Patch anyways.

Quote: Archangel… It means high-ranking angel. The higher up, the harder the fall.

Verdict: I picked this book up because of a growing interest in novels surrounding angels. I can’t say it is my new favourite YA novel, but I did find it interesting and will be picking up the second book in this series in about two minutes…


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I got an email last week letting me know about a fantastic contest for CANADIAN bloggers from Simon & Schuster! It is a giveaway for bloggers to win one of twenty copies of the next book in Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series *happy dance*

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I would lovelovelove to win this book! I do so adore novels that have gorgeous guardian angels *swoon* Even if I am not picked, this is obviously going on my TBR list… don’t forget to put it on yours!

If you want a chance to win the book yourself, enter the sweepstakes contest S&S is doing with Garage just for other Hush, Hush fans:

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Books In My Mailbox (Mar-1)

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren

Some of you may remember that two weeks ago I went to Chapters and bought some books. I wrote about making a difference by donating to the literacy fund that your bookstore or town may have (See Making a Difference), yet I never told you what I bought. I intended to tell you the following Sunday, but instead I wrote about my trip to Random House (See House of Random) and the books they gave me (See Books In My Mailbox Feb-5). Now, I shall finally show you the books I bought!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Hush, Hush by Becca FitzPatrick
Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer

I already had the second book of The Mortal Instruments, so I walked in planning to just get the first and third. I nearly walked out without them because my copy of City of Ashes is mass market sized and these are trade paperback, but the worker told me he has never seen one like mine. I checked my book when I got back to the apartment and there was a sticker that said “courtesy of Simon & Schuster” making me think it may have been an Advance Copy that is normally sent to other authors. It seems to have the same cover as the (I think) Spanish edition.

Since I was there and y’all were talking about how great Crescendo is, the least I could do is pick up the first of the series Hush, Hush. And if I was getting that, then I might as well use my discount coupon for spending over $35 and grab a historical romance while I was at it.

What did you get in your mailbox?



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