From Becca's website:
Falling in love was never so easy . . . or so deadly.
High school sophomore Nora Grey is irritated to find herself partnered in biology class with a "tall, dark and annoying" senior named Patch. But their barbed exchanges only showcase their undeniable chemistry, and Nora soon finds herself lured toward Patch's shadowy past, frequently enlisting her best friend Vee to help uncover his secrets.
Then, a vindictive young man from a nearby private school begins stalking Nora. He's been double-crossed, and he wants payback. Nora goes to the police, but they don't believe her. Alone and vulnerable, she turns to the only person she believes can help her - Patch. But when she discovers scars on his back, she realizes she may be in more danger than she bargained for: Patch, a fallen angel banished to Earth, has crossed centuries on a single-minded mission to get his wings back. But for his wish to come true, someone must die...and Nora may be the perfect sacrifice.
Where do I even begin? The cover. Let's start with the cover. Becca recently released it, and how attractive is it? I love the desaturated colors, the posture of the model, the creepy-looking birds around him, the light... it's perfect. Plus one for Simon & Schuster.
And then there's the synopsis, which sounds like a cross between Twilight (girl meets intriguing, sexy, and dangerous guy in a high school science class) and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series (the Nephilim, the race of half-angels). There is just something attractive about non-human love interests, dangerous races of creatures, and fatal love. I can't wait to read this book.
Hush, Hush will be released by Simon & Schuster on October 13, 2009.