Monday, 24 December 2012

Review: Silence


Title: Silence

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Series: Hush, Hush #3

Publisher: Simon and Schuster 

Publication date: October 2011

Format: Hardcover - 448 pages

Genre: YA - Paranormal



The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past, bridged two irreconcilable worlds and faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust - all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith 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.

My thoughts:

To put it really simply I thought this read was fantastic.

I could honestly leave this review at that and have said all I needed to. I couldn't really fault this book for the life of me since it doesn't have any single thing wrong with it in my opinion. I will, however, risk sounding like a complete fangirl by telling you all the things I really loved about it.

What I think most people enjoy about these books are the characters, especially Nora and Patch. Patch is just as much of a mystery to me in every book as he was in this one. In every book in this series so far there has been something about Patch that has kept me guessing for some reason or another in every read.  He really does know how to keep his secrets and the book is so much better because of it. I love the fact that I second guess everyone in this series - I never know who is to blame for anything bad that happens purely because Fitzpatrick keeps me guessing all the time - to no end. Everybody is suspicious of everybody else for some reason or another - even Nora of Patch.

It's just so easy to connect to all of the characters in these books that you start to feel everything they are. Nora's confusion played a big part in Silence, for the first half of the book I was desperately wanting Nora to find out all the answers for herself and when she did I felt the same relief she did. You simply can't have that kind of experience reading a book unless the author is a fantastic writer. The fact that, for me, this happened with a number of characters in this story is a testament to how great of a writer Becca Fitzpatrick really is - she doesn't miss a single detail in her books.

Aside from the characters the plot had to be the best one so far. The second book in the series Crescendo, ended on a really dramatic note - obviously after an ending like that I wanted to pick this one up as soon as possible. It really didn't die down at all from that point. Every moment of the book was either emotionally all over the place (in a good way), suspenseful to the point of me wanting to skip chapters in my rush to find out what happens and so exciting! I really couldn't put it down.

For those of you that haven't picked up this series please do because you will not regret it.

My rating:  10/10



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Hush, Hush series:

  1. Hush, Hush
  2. Crescendo
  3. Silence
  4. Finale

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

Fantastic review! I actually wasn't a huge fan of this book, but I can see why you enjoyed it based on your review! (: