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Twilight vs. Hush, Hush

Updated on March 17, 2011

Very recently, I had the pleasure of reading Hush, Hush, the debut book of Becca Fitzpatrick. For those who haven’t read the book, this is about a fallen angel who fell in love with a mortal girl. He wanted to become a human being and the girl is his ticket to becoming one. However, he found himself falling in love with her and ended up changing his mind.

When I first read the book, I was intrigued. Oh sure, the theme is not really that unique. What was intriguing was the note in the cover that this is “the hottest book of 2010” (by Sugar Magazine). Now who could resist a book like that?

So I bought it and needless to say, I was enthralled by it. Then again, I wanted to find out what other people said about the book. And where else could I find the reviews but in Amazon? So off I went.

Imagine my surprise when I read that a lot of the readers think that this book is much like the Twilight series of Stephenie Meyer. Since I have yet to read the series (okay, so I may be one of the few left who haven’t read the book or watched the movie!), I decided to buy my own copy and read Twilight. My goal? To compare Hush, Hush with Twilight (take note, I said, compare, not point out which is better so Twilight fans, don’t kill me).

Note to Readers: Some of these comparisons are actually spoilers. If you have yet to read any of the books (and are planning to), read at your own risk (LOL, just kidding).

Let’s start with the similarities.

One, the two male characters are immortal. Edward in Twilight is a vampire who is almost a century old while Patch in Hush, Hush is a fallen angel. They are both mysterious and were described as (extremely!) good looking and (extremely!) attractive.

Two, the female characters (Bella for Twilight and Nora for Hush, Hush) are mortals and they are the ones who are always in danger in the books. Both of them are also intelligent and noticed right away that there was something strange with the male characters.

Three, they are all teen-agers (or Edward and Patch make it appear that they are teen-agers). Edward and Bella go to the same school and so does Patch and Nora. They are partners in their biology class.

Fourth, the antagonists are also immortals. James (Twilight) is also a vampire while Jules or Chauncey (Hush, Hush) is half angel, half human. And they are after Bella and Nora, respectively, because of their association with Edward and Patch. James went after Bella because he was challenged by the fact that Edward was protecting Bella. On the other hand, Jules went after Nora because he knew that Patch was interested in her.

Lastly, the main characters ended up falling in love with each other (duh!).

And this is where the similarities end.

Hush, Hush and Crescendo

Now for the differences.

First difference? The description of the male characters’ physical looks. Yes, they’re both good looking but while Edward was described as somewhat on the ‘lighter’ side, Patch was a ‘dark’ angel literally with black hair and black eyes.

Second difference is the male characters’ attitude towards the females. At the start of the novel, Edward tried to avoid Bella because he knew he will only cause trouble for her. On the other hand, Patch actively sought out Nora (and I will explain why later), even going to the extent of manipulating their professor so that he can sit beside her.

Third, Edward is Bella’s savior over and over again. On the other hand, Patch’s original intention was to kill Nora (that’s why he sought her out) because he knows that by killing Nora, he will become a human being (which he wanted above everything else). Until the end of the book (or almost to the end of it) Nora was still wary of Patch while Bella was already comfortable with the thought of having a hero in Edward.

Fourth, while both Bella and Nora knew there was something different about Edward and Patch, respectively, the timing of their actual discovery of the truth is different. In Twilight, the actual discovery (or verification) of the truth happened in the middle of the book. On the other hand, with Hush, Hush, the verification happened towards the end of the book. Thus, with Bella, she was more confident of herself around Edward while Nora was always unsure about Patch.

Fifth, and I hate to say this, Nora seems to be of stronger character than Bella. In Bella’s case, Edward was always around to rescue her. However, in Nora’s case, she had to fend for herself and even in the end; she was the one who resolved matters by throwing herself off the rafter.

Sixth, Edward has a family of vampires to support him and to help protect Bella. On the other hand, Patch is alone. Sure he has friends, but he doesn’t have a family surrounding him.

Lastly, Twilight features a love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob. With Hush, Hush, there was none (unless this changes in the sequel, Crescendo).

So those are the differences.

But what about the writing style or writers’ skills? I’m no expert but the pace in the Twilight book is smoother than in Hush, Hush. The dialogues are clearer (I was lost in some parts of Hush, Hush) and the feelings of the characters more obvious (at least for me).

But then again, I love both of them and if I’m asked which one I love more, I would have a difficult time answering that question. And I can’t wait to read the sequel to Hush, Hush and Parts 2, 3 and 4 of Twilight. Hope you enjoyed what I wrote as I enjoyed reading these books. Cheers!

Which one do you like more?

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      5 years ago

      I just wanted to add one more little similarity that I found. Both of them go online to look up "vampire" or "fallen angel" when they have an idea of who Edward or Patch are.

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      Patch's girl 

      6 years ago

      Hush,Hush definitely only because im in love with patch more then anything and i think the movie of hush, hush would just ruin the series

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      infinite reader 

      6 years ago

      dues or dudets what's up yaul I totally sound like a tool Im bored so I would like to show my gratitude for this book which has brought me joy I could never have in thine real world aka it so rockin man or manets. I realy like it if you like this series though you might like the fallen seris lauren kate I know I liked it. I hope it isn't bad to say other books I just like sharing my book likes so I can relate with people.

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      infanite reader 

      6 years ago

      it was sooo very stellar man I cant wait for the fourth book I keep getting stuck on unfinished series though it sucks man well cant wait I say yet again

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      6 years ago

      omg. this is so interesting ! I've read twilight, new moon, eclipse, breaking dawn and watched the movies, i'm completely into it.. and I just found about Hush Hush Saga and while I was reading I totally thought ''this is so twilight!'' Now I've ended Hush Hush, Crescendo and Silence and I think it's definitely like Twilight, in some points! Another similarity would be that both Bella & Nora become inmortal.. I got more excited reading Hush Hush and it's weird because i'm completely in love with Edward & Patch . I seriously, CAN'T choose..but I recommend to those ones who haven't read the 3 books of Hush Hush Saga, to do it :)

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      6 years ago

      At first I did't want to read Hush Hush becouse I thought that it was going to be a copy from Twilight. After many months, a girl who reads the same books that I do, told me to read it, so I bought it. Although I found the same similarities that this guy pointed out, the stories are completely different. I read Twilight in 2008 and I liked it, but know I find it boring. On the other side, I find Hush Hush absoutley interesting and I read it in one day! I love Hush Hush,


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      6 years ago

      I love Hush Hush more than Twilight but i do like Twilight it is only slow going and is more of a mess with the love story and in huch hush there is more action.

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      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hey Jev's Girl, I have to smile at your name. I can bet a lot of girls will be wanting that title of yours. I agree with everything that you said. I've just finished reading the 3rd book (Silence) and the writing has really improved. I hope the 4th book is the last one though as I can't stand the suspense any longer! LOL. thanks for the comment.

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      Jev's Girl 

      7 years ago

      I fully agre with your Hub. The first books of each series are mortal/immortal love and whatnot....but the ideas behind the actual SERIES are different. The conflict in the story stem from someone posing a threat in Bella and Edward being together and they have to fight to save their relatioship. There wasn't particularly anything bigger than them. Everything their enemies planned and tried to do was because an inconvenience in their relationship.

      In the Hush Hush series, later on in the books, we can see that the conflict was much more than just the characters and where they played an important role in it all and yes, the conflict did affect their relationship, it still didn't stem from it. They idea of the story was bigger than just them. It wasn't them against the world, it was different races against each other and they, being the heroes of the story, played a part to resolve the conflict. It is true that a lot of the decisions made stemmed from their relationship and fear of losing one another but the actual idea behind the story was a lot more detailed, thought out and had a bigger picture.

      Evidently, I loved Hush Hush way way way way way wayyyyyyyyyyy more than twilight. I appreciated the style of writing of Becca Fitzpatrick much more and her ingenuity. The story really did keep me guessing as opposed to twilight and I was appreciative of the kept me wanting more. I knew they were going to end up together but there were other things I wasn't sure about and kept me on my toes through the whole book, unlike Twilight. Both were good series but I absolutely fell in LOVEEE with Hush Hush! And Patch(JEV) had my heart from the beginning....he is sooooo awesome.

      On a side note, Jev's Character was more believeable that Edward's. Edward was far too perfect and good. His character was dry and predictable. During the course of The Hush Hsh series, I saw many different sides to Jev and his personality had flaws. He was much more believable.

      **HUSH HUSH ROCKSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!**

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hmmm, a movie for Hush, Hush, eh? I'm not really sure if that's what I want to hear (or watch) :). But it will be a long while till we have a movie franchise for Hush, Hush. The series is only on its 3rd book. I don't know if that's the last one though.

      Darn, and I thought I can convert you into reading Twilight or Hush, Hush. LOL j/k. Thanks for the visit and the comment Stevennix.

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      Steven Escareno 

      7 years ago

      Pretty interesting comparison between the two books. Although, I've never read either one, but it sounds very interesting. However, after reading your hub, I'm starting to wonder if maybe they'll be a movie about "hush, hush" once the "twilight" franchise runs it's course through next year, as it would seem possible considering hollywood will be looking for the next big franchise now that Harry Potter and Twilight are gone.

      Anyway, thanks for the great read. If I never saw any of the twilight films, and only read this hub, then I would be very tempted to read them just to see what you're talking about. However, that's not the case. lol. Anyway, thanks for writing this emievil, as I have a lot of fun reading this. :)

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      7 years ago

      I preffer Hush, Hush hands down. Although I do love Twilight the plot is predictable as where in Hush, Hush it always keeps you guessing (at least that was my experince with the book).

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      Patch's Angel 

      7 years ago

      Hush ,Hush all the way

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      7 years ago

      Hush hush!

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      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice hub, thanks for sharing.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      @theherbivorehippi, thanks for your reply and for the rate up. I liked Hush, Hush first before I've ever read the entire Twilight books but I fell in love with the latter when I read it. If you ask me, I won't be able to say which one I like most :).

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      7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thank you thank you for posting this review. I am a huge fan of the whole Twilight series and I recently heard of Hush Hush but wasn't really sure if it was worth checking out. This will definitely go on my list. Fabulous hub...Rated up!

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    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      Storytellersrus, wow. I love your comment! I'm not really a creative writer or a good book reviewer. The two books just fascinate me though. You're right about Bella being of weak character, until Breaking Dawn (the fourth book) that is. There you can see her sort of breaking away from her clinging personality (mainly because of her maternal instincts). I like the fourth book the most because of all the revelations and the twists and the look inside Jacob's thoughts :).

      The romance factor (sigh), that is kind of frustrating for me actually but I can understand that the series was created with 'romantics' in mind, a strategy that worked. Although I could have appreciated if there was more action (or more violence, LOL) within the series.

      Thanks for the comment. I hope you get to read Hush, Hush in the future. I know a lot of its readers compared it to Twilight but other than the immortal falling in love with the mortal and all that, they're really quite different. Thanks again!

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      8 years ago from Philippines

      @Hello, thanks.

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      8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Have you read evermore by Alyson Noel? She also writes along these lines- just curious how you would compare her storyline to these. I have not read Hush Hush and probably won't, as I am not writing my young adult book reviews for the moment. But I find your thoughts on them interesting. Twilight to me is the quintessential girl's fantasy- a guy who controls himself and even gives up part of who he is for love of her. Still, Belle is a very weak character, always clinging, always needy. If she can't have Edward, she has Jason to save her. I loved the mythology surrounding Jason. Don't get me started on the quality of the book, though. I think it is romance that has sold these stories, not skill in storytelling, lol. Thanks for making the comparisons. I look forward to more!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Great research and wonderful hub

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      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks cluense :).

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      Katie Luense 

      8 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      As Always, AWESOME and informative Hub! Thank you for your wonderful and well written Hubs!


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