Saturday, 6 October 2012

Silence (Hush Hush book #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3) Title: Silent
                                                       Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
                                                       Pages: 448
                                                       Published: October 4th 2011, by Simon and Schuster 
                                                       Series: Hush Hush book #3
                                                       Genre: Fallen Angels, supernatural, YA
                                                       Stars: 4/5 

Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

So this time, Nora cannot remember what happened to her in the last few months.  Everything else seems like a haze and no one is willing to provide her with some answers to fill in the missing gaps, not to mention her mum suddenly dating Mr Hank Miller, Nora’s enemy’s dad!

I have to admit that I found Silent a LOT better than Crescendo (see my review for Crescendohere). It seemed like it finally has a story line, whereas Crescendo, the plot seemed to be all over the place.  

However, I no longer found Patch to be mysterious or dark. In my opinion, he lost his bad boy touch for me and with it the lustre that he held in the beginning of the series. Nora, as always annoyed me, but not as much as she did in Crescendo. Granted she lost her memory and she was trying to get it back at any cost, which took some fighting spirit. Perhaps the memory loss caused Nora to forget her personality as well. She just seemed off until the very end of the book.

Scott Palmer, who appeared in the second book, was still a favourite character of mine. He is sweet, funny and cute.  I REALLY want to see his and Nora’s relationship grow into something more (we can see that Scott definitely wants this) but despite there being bits of chemistry between them here and there, we all know that the only relationship they are going to have, is one of friendship. But hey, I think poor Scott will have some sort of love interest, maybe with Nora’s best friend Vee. Who knows?

We get to know more of Mr Hank Millar (Marcie’s dad). His ultimate agenda totally surprised me and Becca did well to hide it in the previous books. However, I liked this particular villain then the two previous villains. Hank Millar was a total psycho and did not care if he hurt his loved ones. I mean the guy was hoping to sacrifice his daughter at one point just to get power! If that’s not being evil than I don’t know what is.

In the relationship department, I was so tired of hearing him call Nora "Angel”. The romance in this one is unrealistic and there’s nothing more I can say about that.

In addition, I just didn't find the plot of this one to be that riveting. It was the same old song and dance between the Nephilims and the Fallen Angels. There was additional information about Archangels that was interesting, but since it didn't drive most of the story, I was slightly bored. Despite, the plot being a tad bit simpler in this book, things were even simpler in the first book. Girl meets bad guy, who turns out to be supernatural and wants her dead. Falls in love, saves her life and grows some wings. Now in the third book, it seems that there is more to just fallen angels and nephilims which just gets more complex as readers read on. It felt like Becca kept on adding new things about the angels whenever Nora found something out. I will say this; you HAVE to read the other two books before reading this one, since one would be very lost.......some readers are still lost after reading all books.  However, the ending was interesting and did bring a whole new problem into view.

Notable quotes/passages: 
“He inclined his head at my dress. "What's the occasion?" "Homecoming," I said, twirling. "Like?"
"Last I heard, Homecoming requires a date."
"About that," i hedged. "I'm sort of...going with Scott. We both figure a high-school dance is the last place Hank will be patrolling."
Patch smiled, but it was tight. "I take that back. If Hank wants to shoot Scott, he has my blessing.” 

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