Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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.

My thoughts:
This book was a birthday present back in October, I got it right after it was published, but I just couldn't get into it.  I think I started it three times before I actually was really reading it.  The first hundred pages I know I read more than once.  I loved the first book, hush hush, but had a harder time getting into Crescendo and Silence, but I'm really not sure why.  Once I was in and was in, but it took some work for me.

Part of my problem with this book was I was frustrated by the amnesia.  Nora wakes up in a cemetery by her fathers grave and she can't remember the last five months of her life, three of which she has been missing.  Amnesia bothers me, the first half of the book is all Nora finding out about things she already knew but has lost.  That felt a bit like cheating to me, like a way to fill 200 hundred pages while Nora rediscovers Serum and Fallen Angels and the Black Hand.  I think that was why I was so able to put the book down over and over again, I already remembered that stuff from the first two books and I was just waiting for the real story to start, where it was going to go after she knew who she was and everyone else around her really is. 

Once the story got started on new territory I loved it.  I didn't want to put it down and stayed up too late reading to see how it was going to go.  The twists and turns it took were not things I would have expected and it will be interesting to see how things play out in book four.  It is set up well for another book so I have to think it will keep going, but I guess you never know.  I feel bad that I bought the book when it came out and then took this long to finish it.  Yes it was a birthday present, but my husband's theory is that if there is something I really want I should just buy it and he'll give it to me.  It does take away the surprise, but then I'm never disappointed by getting something I don't really want! 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442426641
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Pages: 448
Age range: 14 - 17 Years
Series: Hush, Hush Saga Series, #3

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