December 17, 2011

Hushed by Kelley York

He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her.

Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.

Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.

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** This book was provided to us by the publisher, and we were in no way paid for our review.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author’s works**

First off, if you haven’t listened to the song above…you really should.  It is so exactly the book, it’s eerie!

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book.  I heard all the hype, and I thought to myself…is this going to live up to my expectations after everything I saw from fellow bloggers?  It did, and more!  This book was surprisingly addicting, and truely lived up to it’s hype.
After reading just the first few paragraphs, I was already hooked.  To read Archer’s thoughts as he talks Brody through the steps on killing himself.  Is this guy good?  Is this a dream?  What’s going on?  I had to keep reading.

Kelley York weaves such an intriguing story.  I went through so many different emotions, as I progessed through the book.  There were parts where I was literally too scared to turn the page, to see what was going to happen next.  There were also other parts where I just couldn’t read fast enough.
York has put so much depth and personality into Archer, Evan, Vivian as well as other characters in Hushed.  I couldn’t help but fall in love with the relationship that is Archer and Evan.  It was so interesting to watch their relationship grow and unfold right before my eyes.  To read the parts that made my heart thump just alittle bit faster, to feel the corners of my mouth turn up into a smile as they came to know each other.

I was surprised at how emotionally involved I was while reading Hushed.  Angry at Archer’s mother, annoyed with Vivian’s antics, awww’d by Evan’s patience and understanding, sadness and sympathy for Archer, for his life and the things he has to live through.  York does such a fantastic job building this story, and by providing even just the littlest details that made everything seem more real.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to step away from stories of monsters and beasts, and into a world of heartache, self-discovery, love and a dash of murder and vengence.

1 Comment

  1. Janiera

    I really want to read this! Great review!

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