Teen Read Week was October 16th through the 22nd, but here at The Hub, we’re celebrating all month long with 31 Days of Authors. On each day in October, we’ll bring you exclusive author interviews and profiles plus reflections on what YALSA-recognized books have meant to us. Today we feature PART ONE of a two-part post about Becca Fitzpatrick, whose book Crescendo is #3 on this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list. (Read part two)
Is it any surprise that Becca Fitzpatrick has neared the top of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten List this year? Her story about Angels and Nephilim, war in Heaven and on Earth–and, best of all, destined love–is compelling. And what drives her story to the top of fan charts are her genuine characters with undeniable chemistry.
Let’s take a look at her Hush, Hush series overall. What makes it so appealing to the masses?
- Spunky female protagonist (Nora) who is just different enough from the pack to be cool, but not so cool that she is swimming in friends and social perfection. And she’s descended from Nephilim (progeny of angels and humans). INTERESTING.
- A Mr. Tall, Dark, and Dangerous (Patch) that becomes infatuated with Nora for reasons not immediately known, but eventually point to “we are destined to be together.” Oh! And he just happens to be a fallen angel. NICE.
- A spunky gal-pal that “keeps it real.” WHO DOESN’T NEED A SPUNKY GAL-PAL?
- And many mysteries and villains to sort through. WITH PLENTY OF KISSES TO HEAL ANY WOUNDS :)