Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Pages: 438
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pub. Date: October 4, 20122
Source: Personal Copy
Other Books In Series: Hush, Hush and Crescendo
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Goodreads says, "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."

Silence starts off with a bang.  We find Nora waking up in a cemetery with no memory of how she got there.  She can't remember the past few months of her life and even worse, she can't remember Patch.  As she starts to piece it all together, she realizes that she has was kidnapped by an enemy.  Her mom and Vee are happy to have her home, but aren't really helping Nora piece it all together.  She must figure out what happened to her, who her enemy is, and who the good looking boy (who seems vaguely familiar) is.  Becca Fitzpatrick's third book in the Hush, Hush series is just as entertaining and will leave fans turning the pages until Nora figures out the truth.

Nora can't remember much of anything, which at first I found frustrating, because I just wanted Vee or her mom (who, if you read my previous reviews, is my LEAST favorite character!) to clue her in.  As Nora pieces parts of the puzzle together, it became more and more entertaining.  She really tries to take matters into her own hands and is determined to do so, regardless of what her mom says.

Patch is still in Silence and Nora spends most of the book drawn to him, but she's not sure why.  Once she realizes her connection to him, things pick up again.  Scott is also in this book and his story is just as interesting as ever.  Thankfully, he tries to help Nora figure out some of the mysteries that surround her kidnapping. Of course there's still Hank, Marcie and other characters that we love to hate.  Fitzpatrick does a good job of developing the conflict in Silence and although predictable at times, I must admit I was completely absorbed. 

Fans of the series must have patience when reading Silence since Nora has amnesia and spends most of the book just trying to overcome that major obstacle.  Once readers can get past that and hold out for Nora's "ah-ha" moment, they won't be disappointed.  Silence sets us up for what I hope will be an epic ending to the series.  Finale, the final book, comes out this fall. I am excited to see how Fitzpatrick will tie up the loose ends and I'm wondering how things will come to a close for Nora and Patch.  


  1. "Fans of the series must have patience when reading Silence since Nora has amnesia and spends most of the book just trying to overcome that major obstacle."

    Good to know, because I typically do not have a lot of patience when I just want a character to figure something out or two characters to find their way to one another. Now I at least can be prepared for things between Nora and Patch to take a while to get figured out:) Fabulous review Christina!

  2. Yes- you will definitely want to prepare yourself for that. Thanks, Jenny.

  3. i am doing my book report on this book... and im my opinion, i think that patch should have been there for her, he was with her before why couldnt he just tell her what was going on?!!!


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