Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 4th, 2011
Simon & Schuster, 448 Pages
Source: Bought in Hardback
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Hush, Hush #3
WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT’S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?
Nora Grey can’t remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks – with no one knowing where she was or who she was with – she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom’s creepy new boyfriend.
But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.
And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.
Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers…and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.
This book was an installment that I was eagerly awaiting. And after finishing it, I had to wait a day until I could get my thoughts together enough to write a coherent review. The beginning is incredibly frustrating because you’re seeing the world through Nora’s eyes and you’re just as “in the dark” as she is about what has happened to her. She can’t remember back to April (it’s now September) and she has been missing (kidnapped) for 11 weeks. Patch is nowhere to be found, and if anyone remembers him, they aren’t saying. Hank Miller is dating Nora’s mom and you’ll be asking WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON for about the first half of the book. But I swear, just hang in there because the last half is like free-falling.
Eventually, we do get some serious Patch interaction but you’ll have to read it to see how that comes about. The plot is incredibly well thought out and Fitzpatrick does a good job in keeping you motivated to read even though she’s keeping secrets.
The ending – well – I was unaware there was a 4th book that was recently announced so I almost threw my Kindle across the room in frustration. If there was ever a cliffhanger – this is it. I stared at the last page for a few minutes before I completely spazzed out and had to text Sash to see what the heck was going on. I thought I would have to fill in the rest of Nora and Patch’s story by myself which was devastating, to say the least. I absolutely ADORE this series. Patch is one of my dream guys (he’s also A LOT like my boyfriend–minus the whole fallen angel part–so that works out well). I can honestly say that there is NO way that anyone can guess what happens in this book, much less how it ends.
If you have come to love this series as much as I have, you’ll be on your knees begging for more, happy about the ending, and completely swooning over Patch and Nora’s love story. (Not to mention Nora turns into an even stronger female protagonist than she was in the previous book, Crescendo.)