Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

SilenceSilence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Publication: October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Series: Hush, Hush #3

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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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.

Round Three, here we go.

Silence was pretty much anticlimactic. I was so excited to continue on with the series because everything is starting to take shape. The loose ends are finally knotting together. We get to see a lot of character development. And while I anticipated that, I get nothing of the sort in the third book.

I found myself lazily reading each chapter because nothing’s new! We’re back to square one. We’re just recounting the events of Nora’s past in a different angle. In an amnesiac’s angle.

Another problem I had were the characters. Nora’s being a total bitch in the beginning of the novel. Like she’s in the Marcie Millar bar in the Range of Bitchiness. I know you lost your memory girl, but you didn’t lose your sanity okay.

And then there’s Jev, or more popularly known as Patch. Good gravy. Does changing your name really make an attitude difference? I don’t like his humour at all, by the way. There were some scenes in the novel wherein he was trying to crack a joke. No, just no.

Let’s segue onto the more positive traits of Silence.

I love how Patch/Jev finally confessed his feelings to Nora. I know what you’re thinking. How cheesy did that sound? In retrospect, we pretty much see his cold and restrained side in the previous books. We never really see that vulnerability in him, and I didn’t even knew he had one.

The writing was engaging once again. I would really like to see Becca Fitzpatrick write a mystery/thriller in the YA genre. I would totally buy that.

Overall, this was quite the letdown. And I think the conflict of the series could be resolved in just three books because the way Silence ended makes me feel so. I don’t know what to expect in Finale other than more drama and fallen angel dilemmas.

3 stars

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