My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.5 stars 🌟
The Hush is the second book to John Hart’s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so hoping that it would live up to all of our expectations but unfortunately, we were somewhat disappointed as we didn’t think it had the same feel to it as The Last Child. It did work for some of us though but not as well for everyone. We didn’t expect the dark magic and the supernatural within the storyline but we all tried to have an open mind and just enjoy the story. I think for some of us if we would have read the synopsis or researched the book a little better we would have enjoyed it that much more as some of us really do love a little dark magic and the supernatural within the storyline. “I know I do, said Norma.”
THE HUSH by JOHN HART was an unexpected and attention demanding book that took us on a magical and mythical journey here into Johnny’s world of the Hush. There was definitely some need to suspend disbelief here and we really needed to focus on the story and accept the black magic and the supernatural as part of the storyline to make this one work. This was hard for some of us to do especially Brenda. Once some of us did accept it and we started to understand where the story was going, especially for me (Norma) then it was an enjoyable read. For Brenda, she never did and was completely lost throughout this whole story.
We loved the relationship between Johnny and Jack and really would’ve liked to have seen that explored some more. We loved the way they protected and cared for each other and we could really feel their loyalty, friendship, and love that they had for one another giving the story a warm feeling.
The ending left some of us confused and we thought our discussion was really helpful and enjoyable as we worked out the ending amongst ourselves, pulling the story together for some of us especially Brenda.
Thank you, NetGalley, St Martin’s Press and John Hart for a copy to read and review.
Traveling Sisters Review for The Last Child
Traveling Sisters Review by NORMA, BRENDA and JEN!!
HART has a knack to keep you totally engaged with jaw-dropping moments that even surprised Norma’s deductive sleuthing skills.
THE LAST CHILD by JOHN HART is an action-packed, tense, fast-paced, and a suspenseful thriller with lots of surprising twists and turns along the way that kept us all reading and guessing right to the very end.
JOHN HART delivers a character driven story here that is brilliantly and cleverly written in such a skillful way that allows us to really get into our main character’s voices and the storyline, Johnny, a young boy’s desperate search for the truth and Hunt’s relentlessness and personal quest in solving the crime which ends up costing him dearly.
Johnny who’s mature way beyond his 13 years is on a desperate truth seeking personal mission to find his missing twin sister. He is shrewd, smart, and vulnerable at times. We loved how resourceful and determined teenage Johnny was in fighting to find out the truth in an adult world. With some adults caring, controlling and failing him, making him more determined than ever in finding out the truth.
This is a book that we couldn’t stop reading, with a story that was so filled of heart, and with flawed characters who you couldn’t help but to root for. Highly recommended!