Book Review: Hush, Now Forget

reviewcover-hushnowforegetTitle: Hush, Now Forget [Sisters of Bloodcreek 1]

Author: Mary Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal

Rating: 1 Star (DNF)

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Description/Synopsis:

No one will tell Eva and Frost the truth about the Blurred Ones. Not their hunter friend, and definitely not the parentals. Maybe it’s because Frost spent time in a psychiatric ward and Eva never ceases to think with her hormones. So, when the girls see an opportunity to meet Albert Knox, the most infamous Blurred One of all, they lie about their true plans and head out on their field trip to San Antonio.

When the sisters get to town, though, a ghost woman keeps attacking them in their hotel room, and they end up getting one of their classmates killed. Eva thinks she can use her feminine wiles to woo Knox, but he has a couple of more minions than they thought—and she ends up getting tossed through the window. If the sisters and their newfound hottie hunters don’t take down Knox soon, he’ll permanently attach himself to Eva in a binding ritual.

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

I almost gave Hush, Now Forget by Mary Gray 3 stars. Almost. Here’s the problem, I think the book tried a little too hard, and as a consequence, shot itself in the foot.

The book felt like it started mid-story, which was a bit disorienting. The reader isn’t brought into the heavy world-building gradually, but all at once. As a consequence, I felt like I’d missed something, and it took a while to orient myself to what was going on.

Aside from this, the worldbuilding, while interesting, and a bit familiar in the way of Supernatural, was a bit overdone. It slid so far from “normal” with the egregious amount of small-town-hick references, that it didn’t feel real anymore. Part of this can be attributed to the author’s major problem: they have a penchant for latching onto a point, and then driving that point into the ground with repetition.

I could have pushed further into the book, it wasn’t awful, but honestly, I didn’t want to – not if the rest of the book followed this pattern. At about 5 % in, I got bored. There will be people out there that enjoy this book a lot more than I did, and I encourage you to give it a try because I do think it has an interesting plot- it just wasn’t for me personally.