Thursday, March 8, 2012

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Pages: 438.
Release Date: October 4th, 2011.
Source: Gift.
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

To me, Silence wasn't nearly as explosive as Crescendo, and while it had its ups and downs, I definitely closed the book with the Hush, Hush fangirl inside of me very satisfied.

In the beginning, a big chunk of the novel felt totally unfamiliar with the previous two books and I blame the "twist" on Nora. Maybe it was because I was so excited to pick up from where Crescendo left off, but I wasn't exactly on board with it for a long time. The good news is that it DID pick up and my frustration was non-existent toward the middle of the book. And one last thing that this book was missing: the steaminess. Crescendo built and built Patch and Nora's romance and Silence pretty much tore it all down. I think the incessant sexiness is part of what makes this series so great so I was a bit sad to see it so dulled.

But that's where my negativity with this book ends. Everything else was absolutely kick-ass. I loved that there was a lot more action scenes and I loved that Nora kind of developed independence with the "twist." (Trying to avoid spoilers ...) And even though the lack of hot romance kind of irked me, I can't deny that I thoroughly enjoyed that this was the most plot-driven book out of the three.

Overall, even though it's not my favorite in the series, Silence is a great addition to Nora and Patch's story. This book shines light on Patch's softer side, Nora's gutsiness and all of the evil malevolence of the villainous Black Hand. If you're a fan of first two books, definitely pick this one up soon!

3 comments:

  1. I adored Hush, Hush, but something about this evolving into a series struck me as unnecessary, so I haven't read the rest of the series. Part of me was scared of something like in Silence, where the sexiness is dampened. One of my main reasons for reading the series AT ALL is Nora and Patch, so that stinks for me.

    Still, I'm glad as fan of the series, you enjoyed this book!

    Asher

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  2. Surprisingly I found this book was much better than the sequel. So I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what the last installment offers . . . Anyway great review!

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  3. I like and don't like this series. I think what drives me crazy is Nora and her crappy decision making skills ;)

    I almost stopped this book before I was halfway through, but I was glad I didn't because it did get good and I ended up really enjoying it by the end!

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