Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Silence
Series: Hush, Hush, #3
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
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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.

All I have to say is thank the heavens above that there is going to be a fourth book because if Ms. Fitzpatrick had left me hanging like that...I would be so mad. LOL. While I can't say Silence was better than Hush, Hush it was absolutely not worse. Patch and Nora's story takes you on a whole new ride between the Fallen Angels and the Nephilim with plenty of love and betrayal to keep those pages flipping. I figure if you are reading Silence, the third installment, then you know the characters but just for old times sake...lets talk about them for a bit.
  • Nora Grey was a smart and sublimely ordinary sophomore girl when we first meet her in Hush, Hush. Things would change quickly when her biology teacher revamps the seating chart seperating Nora and her best friend, Vee. If that wasn't bad enough, he paired her with the ultimate bad boy...Patch, who seems to know entirely too much about Nora's life. He inserted himself into her life and now he refuses to leave.
  • Patch, or Jev as we know him in Silence, is a fallen angel turned guardian angel turned...well, that remains to be seen. He had ulterior motives in befriending Nora and let's just say...they weren't the good kind of motives. But like all things...change happens and the two of them become more involved than ever. There is never a time that their relationship not complicated by otherworldly problems or meddling friends. 
  • Vee has always been leery of Patch and with good reason. She is Nora's best friend but may prove to have her own agenda with secrets withheld.
  • Hank Millar is a truly evil man. He is the father of Nora's archnemisis, Marcie Millar. He was close friends with Nora's dad who was murdered shortly before we meet her in Hush, Hush. These two men had secrets that should have been plenty of protection for Nora...if Hank was the upstanding citizen most of Coldwater, Maine believed him to be.
  • Marcie Millar is...well, a pain in the keester to say the least. She has came between Nora and Patch once, but now, she is nothing but a machination to be used by her father. She will deceive Nora and find herself in the middle of this otherworldly war that is brewing.
  • Scott Parnell is an elementary school friend of Nora's that we initially meet in Crescendo. I was pleasantly surprised to see him return in Silence. He and Nora didn't always see eye-to-eye but in the end, Nora helped him accept his destiny and saved his life. Now he is hiding from the Black Hand who wants to recruit Nephilim into his army to overthrow the Fallen Angels. Scott has no intention on joining this army without significant force. And to say the least...there is no lost love between Scott and Patch.
  • Dabria, a fallen angel of death, is back and nastier than ever. Okay, well maybe not nastier than ever, but she certainly didn't win any points for kindness. She and Patch were an "item of convenience" at one time and she just can't let him go. She reeks havoc with Nora, causing her to second guess Patch's motives at every turn.
  • Dante and Tono are truly the only new characters we meet in Silence. They are first lieutenants in the Black Hand's army. We meet them in the very last chapter of Silence, leading me to believe we will be seeing more of them in book number four! 
Silence begins approximately three months after we leave Patch and Nora at Delphic Amusement Park where the Black Hand has found them. To put it mildly...the summer has been no picnic for either Patch or Nora. At the point we find Nora again, her memory has been erased and she remembers nothing of the last five months. That's right...five months, meaning she doesn't remember Patch but she does have feelings that something important is missing. I'm not going any farther into the story because there is no way to do it without completely spoiling everything.

Silence is written in first person from Nora's point of view. The voice is dark and suspicious pulling you deep into Nora's life. The war between the Nephilim and The Fallen Angels is growing closer and more violent bringing forth emotions of loss and anxiety. The multitude and intensity of the betrayals in this installment far outweigh those in Crescendo. Nora's constant battle between what is real and what is bogus takes us for a ride on the Archangel with the doors wide open.

The only negative thing I have to say is it is time for Nora to stop speculating that Patch is only using her and trust him. He has proven himself trustworthy time and time again. Have a little faith.

Favorite Quotes:
"My history is long, and not much of it is good. I can't erase it, but I'm determined not to make another mistake. Now when the stakes are high, not when it comes to you. There's a plan in all this, but it's going to take time...If I lose you, I lose everything." Pg 60
The white SUV rolled to a stop and the engine cut off. The driver's-side door opened, and through the grainy darkness, someone stepped out. Male. Tall. Loose-fit jeans and a white-and-navy baseball tee pushed up to his elbows. His face was concealed under the brim of a ball cap, but I saw the strong line of his jaw and the shape of his mouth, and the picture jolted me like a current of electricity. Pg 116
He clutched me agianst him. "I know everything," he murmured roughly into my ear...."No you don't," I protested miserably. "Hank made me swear a vow." Pg 407
If you haven't read the Hush, Hush series...start it now. I promise you won't be let down.  


  1. I have to read it NOW!! But I wanna buy it... I'm from Venezuela, but no way, I won't wait until someone translate it!! Thanks for this, was really good!! Ah, i'm following you, can you follow me?? Thanks a lot.

    Kisses from heaven,

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  3. Silence is excellent. I think everyone will be excited to read it. I went to your blog and followed you! It is very cool! Thanks for following me.



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