Yup, this book was totally guilty pleasure. When I was 13, I first came acquainted with the Twilight series and fell in love. Back then, I didn’t understand all its problematic contents and cliché contents but now that I do, I should detest the series.
Problem is, I can’t.
I still love Twilight series and probably will be its fan for the rest of my life. And maybe that is why I fell in love with this book too cause it’s almost like a ripoff of Twilight series, minus the sparkly vampires with fangs and half nude werewolves. Instead, we get…
As you can see from the cover!
Here’s how the book is similar to Twilight:
•One of the MCs are new guy/girl transferred in the middle of the year:
While in Twilight it was Bella who was a transfer student, here its Patch Cipriano.
•They meet in biology lab!:
Yup, just like Bella and Edward were partnered up against their wishes. What else?
•The guys gave mysterious vibes:
Add in tall dark handsome features. But unlike Edward, he didn’t react to how Nora smelled!
•One of them tries to get out of the partnership:
In Twilight it was Edward, here it was Nora.
Yes, there were hot dudes here fawning over the Mary Sue, who thinks she’s not pretty.
•The towns have weird names:
In Twilight it was Forks, here it’s Coldwater.
•The towns are super creepy:
Like their MMCs, the towns give off super creepy chills. While Forks was constantly in downpour, Coldwater has mist and rain.
•The heroine literally finds out about the hero’s true supernatural identity via internet:
Welcome to the 21st century where we stalk stalkerish boyfriends on the internet. Cool, right?
•The heroine gets in trouble in Portland:
Oh boy! These books are ruining Portland’s image to potential tourists.
•Evil vindictive girlfriend:
Like really! While Twilight has Victoria, here you’ll find Dabria.
Victoria & Dabria? Rhymes, right?
•Psycho Stalker Dudes Cornering Heroines in Halls:
Yup, in Twilight James cornered Bella in a ballet studio. Here in the school gym.
•Psycho Stalker Dude Lures our Heroines using their female loved ones as baits:
These girls are so vulnerable. Now where is their knights in shining armor?
•The heroines have a lot of stuff to cover up:
How they destroyed their house, how they destroyed their school or ex ballet studio.
•The crazy girlfriend is vanished but will be back:
•The lovers have super creepy/cute dates?
But but but, Becca Fitzpatrick tried to salvage some stuff from Twilight:
•Here we get super fun best friend, Vee!:
I loved this girl, though in the end she got a bit annoying for trusting hot creepy dudes so easily. And her easy friendship with Nora was endearing.
Reminder, Bella had no friends that didn’t fall for her.
•The single parent here isn’t distant emotionally:
Thank God! Only physically in the beginning. We can’t have our hero heroines make out with the parents in the room.
•Nora likes shopping unlike Bella:
And her trip to Victoria’s Secret with Bee was super hilarious.
•Nora was a lot healthier heroine than Bella:
Yup. She took part in extra curricular activities, though like Bella she sucked in gym, liked shopping and going out with Vee and respected her mom. She whined and sulked almost to zero compared to Bella did.
•Patch was more fun than Edward:
Edward was boring and old guy. Patch, though older than Edward, was super hilarious and fun. He teased Nora relentlessly and that’s how they bonded.
•Patch’s stalking was more justified than Edward’s:
Because Patch is Nora’s guardian angel, duh! That’s bodyguard with wings and some super cool power.
I love bantering relationship.
So there you have it! Proof that Hush Hush is totally a ripoff of Twilight series and as expected, I’m a fan.
Again, this review is totally subjective. Please don’t feel the need to take my review as a suggestion that you should or shouldn’t read it. Thank you.