Monday, November 29, 2010
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick VS Fallen by Lauren Kate
I do not regret reading this book (hush hush). It had a great dialogue, I was laughing out loud in some parts, and that is rare for me. This book had a lot of different stories going at the same time, weird things happening that the main character is trying to figure out. Lots of secrecy and death, stalking and people getting beat up. It added an extra element to the story that I think Fallen was missing. I know I should not compare these books to each other as different authors wrote them, but I cannot help myself since they have so many similarities and I have not published a post yet on Fallen, I am combining my post now.
Both books are about a high school aged girls. A mysterious boy and secrets surrounding him. Both of the boys Daniel in Fallen and Patch in hush hush are kinda flirty with the girls, but also irritating. Both of the main characters are determined to find out more about the boys and the secrecy that surrounds them.
Fallen by Lauren Kate - Her book has this whole feel to it that everybody at her school is in on a big secret they give off small tidbits of information throughout the book, that they know each other and she (the main character) is the only one that can't seem to remember any of them...but they all (the other kids and staff) seem to remember and know each other, they give the information out so slyly and slowly that in this long book, the story starts to drag and you just want something big to happen already, which doesn't until the end. But then the end is really great.
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick- The girl is not surrounded by secrecy until she starts to be nosey and look into the boys past, after she thinks he's stalking her. She does not automatically like the guy and takes her time to slowly begin to like him as the secrets are revealed. There is a lot of action in this book, something new happens every chapter or couple of chapters to keep the story entertaining and full of details and dialogue that moves the story along at a fast pace. There is twist at the end, and it's a shorter read than Fallen. I think that Fallen would have been better if it were shorter and had more dynamic dialogue and events happening.
What did you think of these books? I know that Fallen has a lot of readers and I am interested in what you thought of the "feel" of the book. I do not want to portray that I hated the book, I am interested to see where the story goes in Torment, but I just appreciated Hush Hush better. (my personal preference)
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