Hush

Wren is one of the gifted a man with the power to compel others feelings and desires He uses his power as a game of sexual consent until Cameron, a naive college student, enters his life As Cameron begins to understand his sexuality and gain confidence under Wren s tutelage, Wren grows to recognize new and unexpected things about himself Can their game become a relatWren is one of the gifted a man with the power to compel others feelings and desires He uses his power as a game of sexual consent until Cameron, a naive college student, enters his life As Cameron begins to understand his sexuality and gain confidence under Wren s tutelage, Wren grows to recognize new and unexpected things about himself Can their game become a relationship as the power shifts from teacher to student
Hush Wren is one of the gifted a man with the power to compel others feelings and desires He uses his power as a game of sexual consent until Cameron a naive college student enters his life As Cameron be

  • Title: Hush
  • Author: Jude Sierra
  • ISBN: 9781941530276
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Hush”

    1. DNF at 49%Told in third-person, present tense and shifting pov's. Wren is gifted and his gift is that of compulsion. He can compel you to feel things, do things and say things. He wants to play with Cam, use him and abuse him but not without his true consent. Uh huh. Or so he says. I found it creepy as fuck. In the beginning of the book we spend more time in Cam's head. He is sweet, kind, innocent and sheltered. He grew up in a small town in Nebraska so he never heard of the "gifted" and when he [...]

    2. Reviewed for From Top to Bottom ReviewsOMG! What a book, what a brilliantly written story. So captivating and beautiful!I don't know why it took me so long to read it.I read What it Takes by Jude Sierra back in january, LOVED it, and bought Hush right after I had finished it but then I never started it.About two weeks ago Hush constantly popped up on my twitter and timeline and I thought I had to finally read it. And OMG! Why did I wait so long??It's so good!I had a bit of a problem to get i [...]

    3. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cam and Wren, the leading men, had chemistry--deep, supernatural chemistry that transcends both of their plans. And while sometimes Wren playing the control freak irritated me, it was all for a reason that very much played to the character, and the second half of the book really brought me around to liking Wren quite a bit. And Cam is endearing and sweet, very much his own person and a growing one at that. And that's where Jude Sierra really shines--the characters [...]

    4. I had the pleasure of reading Jude Sierra's Hush twice before writing this review. I am more than pleased to report that my second reading was better and even more enjoyable than the first – the book, on a second look, never fell flat or felt repetitive. Sierra's writing is nuanced and lovely. Originally a poet, her prose is laced with flowing words and beautiful descriptions. It was with that poetic attention that she created two amazing main characters and a phenomenal supporting cast that l [...]

    5. I was hesitant at first to buy Hush, by Jude Sierra, because of the potential consent issues of the book. A protagonist with the power to compel other’s feelings? That had danger written all over it to my sensibilities. Then it came out, and I heard other reviewers raving about it, and I had to see what the fuss was all about. I used some of the teacher’s gifts I received at the end of the school year to give it a try, and I LOVED it.Cameron is a young Midwestern boy starting college in the [...]

    6. In a nutshell: Gorgeous prose, careful character development and ridiculously hot sex scenes. It seems cliche to say this is not your average love story, but Hush is unlike anything I've ever read. Readers, you will not be disappointed by the journey Jude Sierra takes you on, and I encourage you to let go of all of your ideas about what might happen or what should happen, and let her take you on this ride. As the story unfolds, you'll be caught up in the push and pull of Cam and Wren's relations [...]

    7. The writing in this novel is captivating. There are at least half a dozen phrases crafted so beautifully in Hush that you don’t need to check Jude Sierra's bio to know that she has a background in poetry. I look forward to seeing what comes next from this author!

    8. 4.5 stars from me. I loved What It Takes and thought I'd take a chance on this one, although I can't say I was too thrilled by the 3rd person POV and the use of present tense.Jude's writing flows very smoothly, and the premise of the story [that there are people out there with psychic abilities, living amongst us ordinary mortals but maybe using those abilities to their own advantage] was intriguing to say the least. I didn't enjoy the fact that Wren toyed with [or compelled] Cam as a cat toys w [...]

    9. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsThe unique angle this book has it just one of the many reasons I enjoyed it so much. The angle I am referring to is Wren’s ability to compel people. This entails something as complex as compelling forth desires and feelings during sexual play to something tamer, such as compelling someone to simply walk into a specific room. One aspect of the story line deals with how a person can offer consent when they are being compelled. It also deals with desire and manipul [...]

    10. Here are the things that made this book work for me:1. The language and the writing. Jude excels at intimacy, she is a powerful storyteller and I was immediately at home in the world she created. Relaxing into her words was like having a loved and trusted friend whisper poetry into my ear. Jude’s background is in poetry, and it really shows in the way she crafts her work. 2. I immediately cared about the characters. That is usually an incredibly hard sell for me personally, but the characters [...]

    11. Hush is a magical book that completely took me by surprise. I knew I would like it (I've long been a fan of Jude's fan work), but I had no idea how much it would draw me in and not let me go, to the tune of me reading it cover-to-cover in less than four hours. It had a hold on me much the way Wren had a hold on Cam, and, just like Cam, I was more than happy with that arrangement.One thing that surprised me about the book was that, despite Wren saying that he was going to make Cam want to do thin [...]

    12. Original review on Molly LollyFour stars!I really enjoyed this story. The side characters are so wonderful and they bring so much life to the story. Cam takes all the things thrown his way pretty easily. Wren has to control everything because he’s scared of getting hurt. I found the “gifted” population interesting. It’s like a not-so-secret secret. I’d love to know more about that aspect of the story. More about how people perceive it or react to it beyond one random bigot in the story [...]

    13. Hush is a leisurely book with lush prose, paranormal masquerading in a comfortable, accessible way as contemporary. What could have been a very dark story (and to be frank, my own tastes mean I would have liked it darker, but I think it's a better fit for more readers just the way it is), is oddly gentle; the tropes and anxieties around extraordinary powers and how they are navigated in a relationship are flipped in intriguing ways, equalizing a lot of the dynamic.This isn't a book to be devoure [...]

    14. What struck me first as I read this book, was the beautiful writing style. It had such a lyrical and flowing feel to it that some parts you had to read very slowly and carefully to get the complete impact.But this is also such a lovely coming of age story, how growing up is a process and sometimes it's a continuous growth and sometimes it happens in intervals where the growth can even stagnate at certain level.I found the characters to be very empathetic and I loved how the writer chose to revea [...]

    15. Let me tell you a story. I sat down with my lunch to start this book, with the plan to just read the first chapter or two and then get some chores done. And now it's dark outside, the book is over, and I'm slightly disoriented? Very few books have sucked me in as much as this one, and I found myself completely enthralled by Wren and Cam's story. I'm not quite convinced that Jude Sierra doesn't have a gift of her own that compelled me into this story, because I could literally not put this down. [...]

    16. The writing in this book is absolutely beautiful. That was what first drew me in, but then I quickly fell in love with pretty much every single character in the story. It was so easy to feel for them and with them and ugh seriously I just want to wrap them in a blanket and keep them safe and be friends with all of them. I liked the friendships in this story as much as the love story - a good friendship story will always get me and I really liked how both Wren and Cam had amazing friends who trul [...]

    17. TeaserIf you like angst, read this book: this story is full of it. If you like a good MC, you can find one here. Even if you like a happy ending, Hush has one. But, be warned, it may take you a while to get into the story and feel the flow. Even then, it may not be what you want.For My Full Review See:blog.queercentricbooks/husORFB: Kimmers' Erotic Book Banterfacebook/KimmersEroti

    18. I received this book from a First Reads giveaway and I'm so glad that I did. I really enjoyed this book and the content of it. It had an interesting concept and the writer's words flowed pretty incredibly to draw me into that world. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something original and different from the majority of the stories that are being published these days.

    19. I should say that this isn't a book I would have normally read. The things that makes this book desirable should be the impact of Wren's gifts on his relationship with Cam. Much like his initial response Cam's "newness" & overall lack of life experience was concerning. I almost wish this concept had been introduced with two older more knowledgeable characters

    20. Reviewed by Kimmers for QUEERcentric Books4 StarsSo this book had me verklempt from the first page and I stayed that way until the very end. In fact it is the first book for which I had to let my review stew after I wrote it.I am still left wondering did I like Jude Sierra's Hush or didn’t I?I struggled in the beginning of the story. The paragraphs seemed so convoluted and full of analogies that it did not make any sense. It was almost as if in trying to set the scene for you, Jude Sierra inc [...]

    21. *copy provided by the author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*This was an enjoyable read. I was confused at first, but once I understood what was going on I settled in for the ride, and what a ride it was. Cam and Wren had a chemistry that was out of this world. The sexual tension was palpable. While Wren wasn't always the most likable of characters, I really liked both of the main characters. I loved Cam. Jude told a beautiful coming of age story for him. It was p [...]

    22. ThreeandHalfStarsThe beginning of this story was hard for me to get into as it drivels on and on about pointless things that only made the story dull to me. I understand that we had to know what Cam has gone through to get to where he was, but it was really long winded.However once him and Wren start their escapes, it was wildly interesting. However, there were many times were I couldn't figure out what was going on with them. There was no keeping track of how much time had passed between gaps i [...]

    23. ThreeandHalfStarsThe beginning of this story was hard for me to get into as it drivels on and on about pointless things that only made the story dull to me. I understand that we had to know what Cam has gone through to get to where he was, but it was really long winded.However once him and Wren start their escapes, it was wildly interesting. However, there were many times were I couldn't figure out what was going on with them. There was no keeping track of how much time had passed between gaps i [...]

    24. The book is meh. I didn't really hate it, I just couldn't give two hoots about any of it.It didn't help that this book switches POVs between the main characters EVERY OTHER PARAGRAPH. Every paragraph is only about at most 200 words. This book also has the audacity to use rapey words like, "True consent." Ugh, I'm too tired to point out the rape culture in this book.

    25. This is a different take on how past damage can mess up a connection.I ended up really enjoying this book. But for awhile, Wren's execution of his rules reallly grated on me. Cam, lucky for Wren, is a good deal more patient than I'll ever be. Four stars rather than five because for me, Wren's reason is a little simple, and his rules a gross over-reaction. I find it hard to believe his friend wouldn't have called him on that regardless of their "agreement."

    26. This story started out a bit slow for me. I will admit there were times I seriously thought about just giving up. I am glad I didn’t. Once Wren and Cam finally hook up it got so much better. There is a bit of M/Fin the story where Cam dates Maggie. Don’t let this turn you off of the story since it is off page sex. Like I said there was just so much going on. I do understand that Cam was trying to find himself. but this section was much too long.There was just so much going on with the touch [...]

    27. I fell in love with the writing, it has this nice, poetic flow to it. I loved Cam and his sweet and kind personality. The sex scenes are very hot. However, I found the whole paranormal aspect of the book confusing and, frankly speaking, a bit ridiculous and underdeveloped. I think I would’ve liked it better, if it had been just contemporary YA story without people with supernatural powers.Constantly changing POV didn’t help either.And Wren just annoyed me to no end. I found him immature and [...]

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