Hushed Review and Giveaway

Monday, December 5, 2011
Kelley York,Hushed,Blog Tour


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.

 My Thoughts

I have to admit when I first started reading this book, I was not a huge fan. For at least the first 41%(reading on my kindle) it sat there for a long time. I couldn't get over it. Archer seemed too broody, too willing to just do whatever Vivian told him to do. I wasn't a fan of Archer or Vivian. The only one I really liked was Evan. How could you not? He was such a good person. I just didn't like how controlling Vivian was and I didn't like how much Archer just went along with whatever she wanted. It was painful to read. 

Once I got through it and just kept reading, I found myself really enjoying the book. I can see and understand what kind of relationship Archer and Vivian had. And it was unhealthy and dark and messed up. I just felt really bad for both of them. They both had horrible things that happened to them. Even though Archer did bad things I really felt like he was a good person and deserved to be happy. I like that Evan helped him get help in the end. I like that they just didn't send Archer with Evan and that was it. He really needed the help and time to heal. 

This book is actually really dark and kinda twisted. It was a good book though. You get a lot of character time. You get to see Archer and Vivian change. It has a lot of things that happen that you really don't see happening at all. I'm really glad that I made it through because this is a pretty good book.

About Kelly

Kelley was born and raised in central California, where she still resides with her lovely wife, daughter, and an abundance of pets. (Although she does fantasize about moving across the globe to Ireland.) She has a fascination with bells, adores all things furry - be them squeaky, barky or meow-y - is a lover of video games, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she's a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or maybe a mermaid. Within young adult, she enjoys writing and reading a variety of genres from contemporary with a unique twist, psychological thrillers, paranormal/urban fantasy and horror. She loves stories where character development takes center stage.

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  1. sounds interesting, id like to read it.

  2. This is so different and has a different feel to it. I like hearing about what books are coming out. Thanks for the posting.

    Please do not enter me, thanks.

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Sounds really good!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  5. This books caught my eye a couple of weeks back. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Definitely count me in.


  6. Sounds like a good read. Liked the blurb. This would be a great book to win and read so please choose me for the giveaway.

  7. I saw this on another blog. I thought the premise was interesting. A lot of my teens like dark...But I think I'd have to read it before adding it to the collection...

    Oestreich.saraj (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. i love the plot of this book. it's really interestin. i would love to get a copy. *crosses fingers*

    witchvela at web dot de

  9. This book looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    MandyLriddeLL at gmail dot com

  10. Will add this book to my to read book list : )

  11. Forgot to add my e-mail address

  12. I agree with the other commenters, this has a darker feel to it than I am used to seeing in YA books, and kind of shows, in a skewed way, how messed up some of those relationships can be.
    It's also neat seeing a gay, or possibly bisexual character in a YA book.
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dt} com

  13. Well I suppose sometimes we all need a little dark and twisted in our lives, just to help us remember how awesomesauce life can be. Thanks for sharing about this read, I am intrigued :)


  14. Ahhh, I missed this awesomeness. I think this one sounds sooo good and I just cannot wait to get a chance to read it. I'll be crossing my fingers I'll be the lucky winner! ;)

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love how dark and twisted it sounds! *excited* Let's ignore how that makes me sound, LOL.

    rebgeo at hotmail dot com

  15. I'd like to give this book a chance. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com


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