I tend to loose my faith in humanity when a book like this gets more than 4 stars. I'm not saying it was awful. Especially for people who like the kind of relationship that involves a lot of unfounded obsession. But it reminds me of Twilight without momentum. It was the slowest book I've read in ages. I kept thinking, "Is there an end in sight?"
I really don't know why the pacing was so terrible. The plot had a couple of interesting curves that should have sped things up, but the narrative's focus on how MYSTERIOUS the male love interest was kept crushing any excitement I might have had for the plot.
I wouldn't necessarily argue with 3 stars. The writing wasn't terrible. The characters were so cookie-cutter YA romance that I personally felt the need to give Hush, Hush 1 star. But 3...yeah, I could see that. Boring, but nothing repugnant. But somehow this book has had a lot of positive reviews. I'm going to have to chalk it up to mob mentality.
A Special Note For Teenage Girls:
If you know a guy that acts like Patch (knowing way too much about you, showing up wherever you are, possibly attempting to murder you, etc.), do me a favor and stay away. In YA romances, guys like Patch end up being misunderstood heroes. But in real life, that make excellent abusive boyfriends or drug-addict stalkers.