Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Release Date: October 4th, 2011.
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!