Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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.

I’m not quite sure why I thought that Silence was going to be the end of the Hush, Hush series. Funny how you get a certain mind set and can’t shake it, isn’t it. Anyway, Silence is the third book in Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series. There, now that I’ve cleared that up, I can get on with the review.

I really enjoyed Silence. I wasn’t sure when I saw some of the chatter about the book. Before any of you chastise me (as requested by me) I didn’t read any reviews before I read the book. Seems I’m making progress. :) I just saw what some of my Twitter friends were writing as they read it. Some things just can’t be avoided. To be fair though, most of the complaints were about Nora and her actions. That didn’t bother me so much because I spent half of Crescendo really mad at Nora. She worked really hard at making herself needlessly miserable in Crescendo and I still managed to like the book so I wasn’t too worried about her actions in Silence turning me off.

Silence takes up where Crescendo left off. No surprises there. Crescendo ended with such a cliff hanger that I actually thought there was glitch at the end of my ebook. But no, there was no glitch, just an evil writer toying with our emotions. :p Even though there is no down time between the books, the opening of Silence was nothing like I expected. It took Patch and Nora in a whole new direction and promised to pull them apart. I don’t want to say too much because, on the off chance that you haven’t heard the premise of Silence, I want you to experience it for yourself. I had heard whispers, but it still turned into a page turner because I couldn’t wait to find out exactly how Fitzpatrick turned all this around. She did a wonderful job by the way. :)

All the major players are back in Silence and some that you thought you wouldn’t see again. Some you thought you hated you might even start to feel sorry for, but I couldn’t still totally forgive them. Did Nora annoy me? A little, but not nearly as much as she did in Crescendo. She made a few rash decisions, she had doubts that she probably shouldn’t have had, but she came back to her senses a lot faster so I couldn’t stay mad at her long. Vee still irritates me, but that must be her purpose because my opinion of her never sways. Same with Nora’s mother. There’s just something about that woman that drives me nuts. As for Patch, well, he’s still bad boy swoon worthy. He has one purpose in his existence and he never sways from it, regardless of how much he tries to make everyone think he has. I got frustrated with him some in this one too, but Patch is just too easy to forgive. *sigh*

As for the ending, it wasn’t a cliff hanger like the last. That doesn’t mean that I can’t wait for the next book to come out, but it ended more with a promise of things to come than a heart wrenching crash. For that I can almost forgive Fitzpatrick for the crushing blow she gave us at the end of Crescendo. Almost. ;)

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