Friday, October 28, 2011

REVIEW: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Series: Hush, Hush #3
Page Count: 438
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Suspense, Romance, Fallen Angels, Nephilim
Release Date: October 4, 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.

First Line: "The sleek black Audi rolled to a stop in the parking lot overlooking the cemetery, but none of the three men inside had any intention of paying respects to the dead.

Last Line: "All I had to do now was decide my opponent." 

My Thoughts

Omg.  Omg. Omg. O.M.G.  This book.  This author. These characters!!!  My stomach was clenched throughout the entire story.  I cried several times (stupid emotions) because of Nora's "amnesia." Ohhhh dep.resh.un. Even though I knew Patch was trying to keep Nora safe, I was so peeved at him.  He can't just turn around and think she was going to let it all go.  It's her destiny to be a part of this and making deals with the "devil" never pays.
I felt such sympathy for Nora.  Her mom was so frustrating in this book, even if it's not her fault.  Stupid mind tricks.  I adored when Nora stood up to her though, because she was really doing the right thing, even if she couldn't remember why. Patch. Jev. I don't care what you call him, he's hot.  He's fictional, but he's hot.  Don't tell my husband. He already doesn't understand the affair I'm having with books in general, let alone the hot characters in them.  Hank just makes me want to puke.  Marci turned out to be...gross, still.  She seems like she's working on redemption though, and that's endearing, at best.  She's still a jerk, and I hope one day Nora gets to beat the crap out of her.  Vee's uncharacteristic behavior in this story totally peeved me, but it added to the mystery of the book and it was definitely behavior I could see coming from someone who wanted to protect their best friend, especially if their best friend had just suffered through something traumatic.

I loved, as I did in the two previous books, the audaciousness of the book in general, including the behavior of characters like Nora and Patch. Scott's audacity is more like stupidity, but his timing is good and fuels the plot, so I'm okay with screaming at him in my head that he's going to get himself (and possibly Nora) hurt and/or killed.  

When Nora and Patch have pretty much reconciled their traumatic separation and she's beginning to understand most of the situation again, it would be easy for someone to say, "how could she trust him so easily again," but that is such an easy answer.  Subconsciously, she never stopped trusting him.  Her waking mind is the part that had no clue what as happening, but for Nora, trusting Patch is like breathing.  their in it together until they no longer exist.  I loved how protective Patch was over her, and every time he called her "Angel" or said, "your mine..." GOSH. MELT. SWOON.

While their romance is one of the best parts not only of the book, but of the series, Patch and Nora realize, it's not only about them.  They are strong together, and, like Mary Poppins, "practically perfect in every way," but they are a small speck in a much larger picture.  There are important things at play here and they have to help preserve crucial elements of power and order if they want to stay alive and out of hell, let alone together.  

I hate spoilers in reviews, so I always try to stay clear of them, but one thing I LOVED in Silence was the whole black feather arc.  Nora finding the black feather in the cemetery is important, even if it didn't seem that way at first.  It becomes a major catalyst at the end of the book and I have a feeling this trilogy just got turned into a saga (especially considering the text on the front of the book: "The third book in the New York Times Bestselling Hush, Hush Saga").  

I made it through the wait for this book, somehow I will make it through the wait for the fourth and final book (it's existence is acknowledged on Good Reads and Untitled, Hush, Hush #4-YAY!).  It will be appearing Fall of 2012.  If the world does in fact end on 12.21.12, I have a feeling Heavenly Father will let my favorite authors finish their books after this mortal life is finished so that we can be happy :)

I'm rating Silence

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