Book Review: Hush by Stacey R. Campbell


I received this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Summary: For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?

Review: I think this book had potential.  The storyline is interesting and the characters are interesting.  Unfortunately I didn’t feel as if the story was long enough to do it justice.  It moves too quickly for there to be any real detail.  It’s hard to get a full grasp on what all of the main characters were like because there wasn’t enough time to fully develop the characters.  One thing that really bothered me was Blakely’s reaction to learning who she really is.  In the real world, there would have been a lot more struggle with coming to accept the truth.  Overall, it was entertaining but much too short for the story the author was trying to tell.

Three out of five stars.